It’s not you, it’s me. It’s your new approach where all these food have no consequence on my daily total. I’m not going to binge on beans eh? Have you ever seen me at Chipotle? Just sayin’.

This kind of eating causes me anxiety, not as “free”‘ as you claim to be. It is also very not free when you:

  1. Take away some of my daily allowance, but;
  2. I still eat many foods that snatch away a lot of my allowance because what I eat isn’t what you constitute as “healthy”.

There isn’t much about animal agriculture for ourselves or the environment that is healthy, but I digress.

I am not here to bash you but simply tell you that I have found something else. Another way to allows me the freedom I need. You, at the moment, don’t serve your purpose to me. I feel a very round peg square hole kind of situation happening. Every day is an estimate, a guessing game which has caused me to struggle to figure out what I can eat and what is too much. Stay within my allowance you say and I’ll be okay…but it’s mentally challenging when 1/2 of your allowance is snatched away before 10am because of oatmeal. OATMEAL. Say it with me, plain old fashioned rolled oats.

I can’t deny, we have been through A LOT together. You guided me through many pounds lost and for that I am thankful. I wouldn’t be where I am because of you. But, at least now, because I know you will probably change again 2 years, I am trying a new relationship. One with a simple math of calories in/calories out. One that gives me freedom for everything that I eat. What do I eat? Real food, mostly plants. It works well for me and I don’t want to change my round peg diet to fit in your square hole plan.

Until we meet again, I’ll be over here with my chia seeds and nut butter.


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