I give myself a weekly allowance. At the end of the week, what ever is remaining is divided in two. 1/2 goes into "my treat" savings for anything I want (for me a spa day) and the other goals into my long term savings account.
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Last week i was having a real problem sticking to my allowance which was between 1400 - 1700. I felt really hungry, which,although i was drinking lots of water left me feeling bloated. I felt restricted, so I changed my calorie allowance to between 2000 and 2500, since, my highest calorie in intake for the day so far has been around 1550 cals, well within my original calorie allowance, I don't feel hungry, at all,nor do i feel restricted and scared that i am going to go over my allowance.
Planning weekly menus saves money, cuts down on produce waste, and creates variety
Select 5-7 meals that can share something like raw carrots, celery, bell peppers and divide them throughout the week, and it will cut down on the bill. For more details e-mail me on how I do it. It won't allow me explain my system here.
A chicken and 7 yams to roast in oven 2 hours. Frozen shrimp, scallops Steamed fresh frozen broccoli & cauliflower Frozen mixed berries large container Greek no fat yogurt box raisins, walnuts brown rice multigrain thin rolls You'll eat like royalty and lose weight too!!!!!!! Good luck.
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