The 8 P’s might keep you in the restroom more often, but you will be losing weight, saving money, feeling better, and looking better. You will also be flushing a lot of your stressful debt down the toilet with the money you save every day.
The 8 P’s:
- P ick water, not orange juice, for breakfast
- P ick water, not coffee, in the am.
- P ick water, not a 2nd cup of coffee in late AM.
- P ick water, not sweet tea, at lunch.
- P ick water, not a coke from the vending machine in the afternoon.
- P ick water, not a cocktail/beer before dinner.
- P ick water, not wine at dinner.
- P ick water, not milk or tea before bed.
The unique premise of the Skinny and Debt-Free Compassion Plan is to simply focus on what you eat and drink every day to help you eliminate debt. This laser focus will help you become both skinny and debt free. You will make better food selections, eat at home more often, plan your meals ahead of time, become a savvy grocery shopper, and acquire some working knowledge of how to store food properly and efficiently.
I believe any doctor, nutritionist, psychiatrist, coach, preacher, family member or friend, would agree that if you consumed 8 glasses of water as your primary liquid of choice daily, you would be healthier and enjoy a better sense of well-being.
I would like to roughly quantify the money saved and the calories saved by drinking tap water instead of the 8 liquids in the example above:
Total daily cost savings would include saving the cost of juice, 2 cups of coffee with sugar and cream, iced tea, coke from a vending machine, shot of alcohol/beer, and a glass of wine and milk. I would approximate these costs to be between $6.00 and $12.00 a day, or roughly $2,000 to $4,000 annually. In addition, by substituting tap water for the above liquids, you would save anywhere between 300 and 600 calories a day, or conservatively a pound a week. (There are 3500 calories in a pound.)
Some other thoughts for consideration by making water your daily drink of choice:
- Give it a try. Try substituting water for all liquids for just one week. At worst you will save $35.00 and lose at least one pound. That $35.00 can be applied to your most stressful debt.
- Water is free. If you are serious about being skinny and debt free, don’t even consider buying bottled water. Just drink tap water, and keep it in the refrigerator. (Cold water speeds metabolism.) If you must, you can add a little lemon juice, and a half packet of Splenda, and make cheap, calorie free lemonade. A portable water bottle would be a good investment if you do not have one already.
- Non-water liquid calories, are fattening, costly, and do not satisfy hunger. In fact, alcohol can even increase your hunger level, and cause you to overeat.
By the way, if you happen to have children, you can improve your financial liquidity by encouraging your children to drink more water. Now that might be a battle, but everyone would win.
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