Human beings, on planet earth, experience hunger every day. This is a good thing. To succeed at being skinny and debt free, we need to always feel hunger before we eat.
On the opposite side of the scale is fullness. The feeling of being too full is horrible. It makes us feel bad physically and mentally. How many times do we tell ourselves… “I wish I would have stopped eating a little earlier!”
The task at hand is figuring out the best hunger/fullness ratio. I suggest we use a hunger/fullness scale of 1 – 100. A one on the scale would mean that you’re so hungry you’re considering cannibalism. A 100 on the scale would mean that you’re so full you’re considering going to the hospital and getting your stomach pumped.
So, here are the 7 rules you should follow to be a champion of the hunger games and to be skinny and debt free:
- Only begin eating when you are hungry at number 33 or below…take a 30 second pause before you take your first bite and ask yourself “Am I hungry?”
- Stop eating when you are comfortably satiated at number 66 or below… You should never be over number 66 once you stop eating. We’re going to need to avoid the feeling of fullness as much as we can the rest of our life. That’s a good thing. Do your best to stay between 33 and 66. It will take a lot of practice, but it will be worth the effort.
- Eat only when you’re hungry, never eat for comfort.
- Eat only when you’re hungry, never eat for entitlement.
- Eat only when you’re hungry, never eat for reward.
- Eat only when you’re hungry, never eat for celebration.
- You should always eat slowly. If your hunger level is 33 or lower, try to eat even slower.
Do your best to remember to check your hunger/ fullness level at different times during the day and during every meal.
Martin Sher, Co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency and a past president of ACA International, is the author of the Collector’s Pledge. Hundreds of thousands of collectors all over the world have signed this unique document committing to treat people with dignity and respect. AmSher is known as the collection agency that collects with compassion.