I think too often in the past I was eating the wrong foods, the wrong amounts and eating too often, so I don't really trust my own instincts to be able to know when I am getting the right nutrition and calories. Even today, my first instinct was to log my foods into my food diary from yesterday, but I suppose I should start weaning myself off of it. I think her advice is sound, I just need to start trusting that I can make good choices and my band will help me know that I have had enough.
Just another reminder to me that for people that have struggled with their weight much of their life that the lapband is only one tiny piece of the puzzle. There is so much work to do on yourself emotionally, mentally and physically. My dietitian put it like this...the lapband is like getting a brand new car, you don't get into a car and expect it to just go and do all the work, you still have to turn the ignition and drive. I'm still learning so much in this little journey of mine, it's really giving my brain a workout.