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Ask If You Can Afford It-Not Money, But Healthy Calories!


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When you go down shopping aisles, remember that purchased junk and unhealthy foods, will be sitting at home calling your name when you are trying to stay away from extra calories. Ask the question of affordability? Can this_____be in my cupboard without me having it? If you cannot say no, then you cannot afford to purchase it and it needs to stay at the store. Even if you are getting it for someone else!

- Submitted by SKINNYROBIN100 11/18/2010 in Healthy Eating | 10 Comments
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SURENDERISNOTME 11/19/2010 9:26:00 PM

    I liked this very much. I try to keep this in mind whenever I go grocery shopping.

WENDYSPARKS 11/19/2010 10:31:00 AM

    Thank you!!! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
WILLOWWINDS 11/19/2010 8:52:00 AM

    Hard to control though when you don't do the shopping and have to rely on what you can get.
OHANAMAMA 11/18/2010 11:28:00 PM

    The kicker for me was the "Even if you are getting it for someone else!" emoticon Guilty!

This is a good one too remember!!!!
SAMI199 11/18/2010 9:44:00 PM

    Brilliant! I never thought of it like this before.You make perfect sense!

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MOM2OCEAN 11/18/2010 7:58:00 PM

    Fantastic! I am going to remember this the next time I am reaching out to pick up the bag of chips "I buy for my husband" (but which is usually eaten by me!)
FARMERJENN73 11/18/2010 7:29:00 PM

    I think this is a great rule to live by. Thanks for sharing!
BARBIE176 11/18/2010 7:20:00 PM

    Thank you for sharing this. I know that is totally true for me. If it is in my house I will definitely not be able to control my eating of it!
STRRRETCH23 12/13/2010 12:15:00 PM

    I just started thinking this way when grocery shopping recently. I blame my Mom for always using coupons, plus I'm Polish. It's taking some getting used to, but I know if it's a healthy choice, I'll spend a little more because it's better for me in the long run. Plus maybe I'll eat less if I have really healthy food, instead of all those empty calories from chips and soda and garbage.
SURENDERISNOTME 11/19/2010 9:26:00 PM

    I liked this very much. I try to keep this in mind whenever I go grocery shopping.


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