It’s a fact that some people have bodies that burn calories faster and easier than others. It doesn’t seem to be fair. But, if we’re to be skinny and debt free, we’ll need to be at peace with that fact, and take control of our body and mind. There are five things we can do, to help us get started on understanding how many net calories we need daily to maintain and lose weight over time.
One more time…the net calorie rules, period; end of story.
1. Understand the definition of a net calorie.
It is simply: Calories eaten – Calories burned exercising = Net Calorie
2. Track your net calories every day. You can either write them down every day on a sheet of paper to keep in your notebook binder, or use a free app such as My Fitness Pal. My Fitness Pal is fairly straight forward and an easy app to use. However, there are many other apps that’ll work just fine.
3. Post daily net calorie components in 3 separate columns in your skinny and debt free compassion plan binder. By doing this you’ll see eye opening trends. (The 3 columns would be calories eaten; calories burned, and net calories.) Every day you want to put these 3 components for the day, underneath the components from the previous day. This will help you see important trends.
Every ten days, total each component for that ten day period.
4. Say the following affirmations every day:
“I am in charge”
“I control food; food does not control me”
“I eat to live, now; I no longer live to eat”
“I succeed in the moment; one moment at a time, one day at a time.”
“The net calorie rules, period; end of story. So…I eat a little less, and I exercise a little more”
5. Determine the amount of calories you should eat daily to reach your goal weight over time. To do this, just add a zero to the end of your goal weight. This will roughly determine your daily caloric intake.
Example: My goal weight is 200, so I add a 0 to 200 and it is 2000 calories. This is not an exact formula, but it is pretty close. Your exercise calories burned would be subtracted from this figure to give you your daily net calories.
In order to eat your way out of debt, and to be skinny and debt free, we have to eat a little less and exercise a little more. There’s no way around that fact. We will learn how to make small incremental changes that you can easily live with forever. It’s going to take a little work and a little time to track your numbers and to understand the plan, but it’ll be worth your while.
Be sure to keep in mind, that as we lose weight and eat a little less, we’re going to save money on food. We’re going to eat at home and not go out to eat as much. We’re going to buy more nutritious foods that will cost less money. We will learn how not to waste food, and to plan ahead and make some of our meals in advance.
The money you save on food every week can be applied to your debt. I have devised a method to pay off your debt called the SEXY METHOD.
The first step is to lose a little weight. Hang in there. There has never been a plan like this before; but I am 100% sure it will work. Stay tuned.
Always interested in your comments and ideas……
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.