I don’t like to count calories or keep a food diary anymore, but I do find it helpful to think of my calories as money that I want to spend wisely. If my jeans are getting snug, I may put myself on a tight budget. If I’m running a lot, I might be able to spend more freely. If I’m celebrating a special occasion, I may go on a shopping spree!
Thinking of calories this way also helps me decide whether something is “worth it.”
Would you spend 100 calories for one of these brownies?
Would you spend 200 calories on these brownies?
Would you spend 300 calories for one of these brownies?
(Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie = 290 calories)
Would you spend 400 calories for this brownie?
Would you spend 500 calories for one of these brownies?
You had better find some friends to chip in on these brownies!
What brownies do you think are worth budgeting for?