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When Tracking Calories, Save Some Extra!


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When you are tracking your calories, plan out what you are going to eat for the day but then at the end, leave some calories designated as "extra". This will help in relieving some of the guilt when you want an extra couple crackers before you run out the door, or whatever.

Think of your calorie counting as a budget, if you plan what you are going to spend your money on, your are less likely to splurge. Budget for the most important, responsible things first, then leave a little left over for splurging. Food is the same, plan nutrion first, then leave room for treats.
- Submitted by FOBIZZLE7 8/27/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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OKNOWGOGO 8/27/2010 1:20:00 PM

    Great idea! It's nice just to have the "just in case" wiggle room.
PARRISBE 8/27/2010 1:09:00 PM

    I love this idea!!! Wish it had been suggested to me years ago. I usually grab the crackers, then feel guilty and then binge thinking "I already messed up today".

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