I look at where my body is today and where it was a year ago and I am so happy that I found my way out of that dark hole. Eating disorders are not to be laughed about or made fun of, they are a very real disease and most often they strike women and disguise themselves as eating healthy until you fall into that dark hole.
I have days where I don't care about what I eat. I eat whatever I want. I allow myself this becasue I find I am much happier this way. If I want a cupcake on this day I eat it. If I want a bagle I eat it.
I am now training for my first marathon. There is no way I could run a marathon on 1100 calories. I think calorie restriction is silly only because I have been there. I use my fitness pal now, if I am over my calories I don't freak out anymore. I shrug it off because in all honesty I don't think some application on my iPhone call tell me how much food I need even if I am inputting my calories burned. It doesn't know what I need, it doesn't know my muscle mass, or my bone density, or my water weight. It's guessing. I think by this guessing it is hurting many women out there. If you do use one of these apps please don't take it to heart. If you go over, even on a daily basis, it's ok because you are listening to your body. If you are allowing an online calorie counter dictate your calorie intake, get a book and start a food journal, don't count the calories just write down what you are eating and what time. I think this is more beneficial to a person than calorie counting. The scale does not define your inner or outter beauty.