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Be Cheap! View Daily Calories As Cash, Not An Unlimited Credit Card!

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View your daily calories as the amount of cash you have in your wallet; NOT an unlimited credit card!

Limit calorie spending to the amount of cash you PRE planned to spend. Eat filling foods that are low cost/cal. Don't waste calorie money on junk that leaves you w/ buyers' remorse & extra pounds.

And count EVERYTHING; it's easy to nickel & dime yourself out of your weight loss.

Bonus: intentional movement & exercise become money in the bank!

Live cheaply, spend wisely, be healthy.

- Submitted by HELLOKITTYSPARK 11/15/2010 in Weight Loss | 20 Comments
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PATTISWIMMER 11/16/2010 11:32:00 PM

    Yesterday after swimming someone offered my a cookie... homemade they said you must have one.. I looked at the slightly over cooked delights and said I can't afford to spend that much calories on one cookie.. emoticon
SHARIKAYE 2/25/2013 11:53:00 AM

    What a great way to think of my calories!! Sometimes when I go over I don't I think egh, it wasn't that much, but it's more than I had to spend. It WILL effect my weight loss and that IS the ultimate goal here.
Thank you for the tip!!
CHOCAHOLIC91 5/7/2014 12:13:00 PM

    This is a great idea! and if you want to take it a step further, maybe make it into a challenge... for every calorie you go over on your daily budget, put a dime into a jar, and this money can be given to charity at the end of the month! helping yourself while helping others!
KTSMOM1 10/1/2013 9:04:00 PM

    Before I got a smart phone I used to record my calories in a checkbook register. It was very easy to do and really helped me keep on top of things.
KIMI_SILVA 5/25/2013 10:35:00 AM

    This is brilliant! It is also very relative to me, as I am a university student and have been living quite a bit on credit cards, which has damaged my credit score. However, I am going to be going to graduate school next year and will need to take out student loans that I won't be able to get with bad credit. So, now I am on a strict budget and a plan to improve my credit score within the year. I can absolutely use this strategy to lose weight! Thank you so much!!!
PAPAGAINA 5/7/2013 12:26:00 AM

    I never thought of weight loss that way before. That is something I CAN relate too. I have a set amount of dollars I can spend for things my family needs. I work hard to stay in that budget. To apply the same principle to what I eat is eye opening for me. Thank you! emoticon
APRILFLOWERS71 10/20/2012 11:20:00 AM

    I don't like counting calories but instead use a method of eating 2 fruit, 4 veggies, and 7 grains a day. I could use your idea and put each of the servings on a index card and when I have used them all up I am done for the day.
CANDO20K 9/18/2012 6:57:00 AM

    This analogy is really helpful.
I need to learn to manage money more mindfully, as well as lose weight.
PAMMYG7 9/8/2012 5:33:00 PM

    Being the frugal, penny-pincher that I am, this tip REALLY sparked me. Clever!!!
PHFACTOR51 8/10/2012 7:51:00 PM

    Great idea, thanks for sharing!
GABIBEAR 8/9/2012 3:56:00 PM

    I like the analogy...Great way to think.
ACTIVEALLISON 6/2/2011 5:14:00 PM

    This is EPIC! I'm so good with my personal finances but stuggle with my weight so this really ties them together.
L8DTAZZ 3/17/2011 11:08:00 PM

    I like the analogy... Since I am a bookkeeper and deal with $$ and budgeting everyday - I am going to see if writing it in a register and tracking it that way will help me keep it in perspective and on track since keeping a journal doesn't seem to work for me... will let you know... Thanks
DEELISHAS 12/24/2010 8:39:00 PM

    I LOVE it!!
ACCT1908 12/14/2010 5:20:00 PM

    This is GREAT!!!!!
SMITHKEY84 11/17/2010 9:09:00 AM

    Excellent Idea!!! This helps me alot..
ANGELONE11 11/16/2010 10:11:00 PM

    Really good idea on how to use calories that gives the most benefit to our diets!!

Thanks for the tip!!
GRAMMIE4VT1 11/16/2010 1:24:00 PM

    This is an excellent idea! Thank you!!! emoticon
CAROLYN0107 11/16/2010 8:00:00 AM

    Thanks for the good tip.
REKHASASTRY 11/16/2010 3:11:00 AM

    good idea

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