You see, calorie counting was part of my training as a dietitian – one of our homework assignments. It seemed everyone in my class was really good at it, like they had memorized the calorie content of a bunch of foods. I never got my head around all the numbers. I’ll admit, I failed miserably at counting calories and gave up within a few weeks. I never really enjoyed it and I felt restricted, like I was going crazy. After all, I have always treated food as my best friend. I enjoy eating and I have always looked at food with gratitude and love.