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



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.

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  • 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 - by PATTISWIMMER
  • 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!! - by SHARIKAYE
  • I never saw any success with weight loss until I started applying these budgeting principles to my food. I'm so strict and responsible with my finances and don't want to work overtime to pay off debt, so, why not treat my body with the same constant attention I do my bank accounts?
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon - by OVERDUECHANGE
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  • 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! - by CHOCAHOLIC91
  • 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.
    - by KTSMOM1
  • 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!!! - by KIMI_SILVA
  • 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 - by PAPAGAINA
    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. - by APRILFLOWERS71
  • CANDO20K
    This analogy is really helpful.
    I need to learn to manage money more mindfully, as well as lose weight. - by CANDO20K
  • Being the frugal, penny-pincher that I am, this tip REALLY sparked me. Clever!!! - by PAMMYG7
  • Great idea, thanks for sharing! - by PHFACTOR51
  • I like the analogy...Great way to think. - by GABIBEAR
    This is EPIC! I'm so good with my personal finances but stuggle with my weight so this really ties them together. - by ACTIVEALLISON
  • 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 - by L8DTAZZ
    I LOVE it!! - by DEELISHAS
  • This is GREAT!!!!! - by ACCT1908
  • Excellent Idea!!! This helps me alot.. - by SMITHKEY84
  • Really good idea on how to use calories that gives the most benefit to our diets!!

    Thanks for the tip!! - by ANGELONE11
  • This is an excellent idea! Thank you!!! emoticon - by GRAMMIE4VT1
  • Thanks for the good tip. - by CAROLYN0107
    good idea - by REKHASASTRY

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