Except that I did have a target in mind. I had a daily target and a weekly target and I knew that if I was going to make my weekly target, a bunch of my days had to be under-budget in order to make up for the inevitable days over-budget. I also knew that breakfast and lunch had to be as small as I could bear to make them, because having a little more calorie freedom at dinner was going to make my life a lot easier. Calories drove everything. They drove me to nutrient dense foods.
Originally Posted by otzi
I suppose the explosion in days over 2000 calories that occurred in the last 4 months may be evidence that I gave into my "inner grokette". But I wasn't very happy with her. I kept thinking I really needed to get control of my appetite before my weight started drifting upward. During those long plateaus, I was sure I was headed for something bad. I was just so darn hungry. And then I'd get on the scale one morning and my weight would be down another pound.
I do agree that eating up to a specific target every single day isn't a good weight loss strategy. I don't think it's natural to eat almost exactly the same number of calories every day and it doesn't leave you any wiggle room for when you're starving.
CW-125, part calorie counting, part transition to primal
GW- Goals are no longer weight-related