If you’re stressed, have a sweet tooth and want to be skinny and debt free, there is a giant step you can take in 2015. A simple new mindset will help you lose up to 30 pounds, eliminate $1500 + in debt, reduce stress significantly, and catapult you into better health.
EAT SWEETS EVERY DAY, IF YOU LIKE, BUT FOR TASTE AND FINALITY ONLY.
Let me explain: The average American consumes 160 pounds of sugar a year. Picture thirty-two five pound bags of sugar all lined up in a row. Mind boggling isn’t it? Here are 6 suggestions that will help you save calories and money on sweets in 2015:
1. It’s okay to have your sweet tooth satisfied every day, if you limit yourself to 100 calories and try to avoid processed sugar as much as possible. Natural sugars in fruit would be preferable.
2. Carry around 2 or 3 individually wrapped Wint-O-Green Sugar Free Lifesavers in your pocket or purse for sweet emergencies. They’re just 8 calories each and have 0 sugar. If you’re in the habit of having dessert after a meal or are used to eating sweets during the day, just have one of these lifesaving Lifesavers instead.
3. A Wint-O-Green Sugar Free Lifesaver, or an equivalent sugar free piece of hard candy, must always signal finality. Have your sugar free sweet, and do not eat anything else until the next scheduled meal.
4. Even though we’re never hungry after dinner, we sometimes don’t feel satisfied and want something sweet. Think of this as an opportunity for a sweet taste, rather than a dessert. No one is hungry after a meal so an actual dessert with sugar and fat is not necessary to sustain life.
5. Here are some of my favorite suggestions for your daily hundred calorie sweet allotment after dinner: sugar free Jello cup sugar free popsicles, sugar free hard candy, ½ of a frozen banana, frozen grapes, a dollop of sherbet with frozen blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries or a sugar free fudgesicle,
6. Observe a thin person. The majority of people who are thin do not ever finish a dessert. They just take a taste or two. They eat sweets for taste only. For one week, try keeping up with the money you spend on sodas, cookies, cakes, donuts, candy bars, pies, and other high fat, and high sugar sweets. Multiply that weekly expense times 52, and you will see what you spend in a year. Applying that savings to reducing debt will leave a better taste in your mouth.
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