Renee, I completely relate and agree that these are default thoughts from former years of dieting.
Not so long as even a couple weeks ago I was signed up with a “macro coach” who taught me that eating is a game of numbers and to play with them to see how much you can get for how little.
So I think I’m less concerned about the weight, but I do have the thinking of “how MUCH can I eat to make as little of negative impact”.
I mean, their whole focus is to “save up macros for a nighttime dessert, etc.”
I’m over it. I’m so grateful I have found this understanding. It’s so counter-culture, but truly the only lasting and REAL thing out there.