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I believe there are two “camps” of people the ones who do count calories and the ones who do not. If you are anything like me I am sure you struggle with counting calories as much as I do. There is so much information out there regarding calories. There are “experts” telling you to never count calories because its not healthy to focus that much on food, and then there are the “experts” telling you to count everything that crosses your lips. Who do you listen to?
Inevitably I end up picking a side sticking with it for a few weeks then throwing my hands up because it’s not working. So far I have not really made a decision about counting calories, however I did have a small revelation.
Last night my husband and I listened to Dave Ramsey’s advice about budgeting. It was wonderful information that I know will be challenging for my husband and I, but I do believe it will bring a harvest of blessings. Why will it bring a harvest, just by budgeting?
Doing a budget whether its money or calorie counting means you have to be real with yourself and the other person sharing your life. You have to talk, put values and goals on paper, and have regular time to assess what is working and what is not. There is no hiding, or what I like to do is bury my head in the sand and pray this will all go away.
If in your budgeting you spent everything you had for a month before you spent it, and did the same for your food intake it seems possible that there could be freedom within those boundaries.
What do you think?