When in Doubt, Throw it Out

February 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

Earlier this week, my mum gave into an ice cream craving and wanted to throw out the remainder of the pint she had in the freezer.  But, she didn’t want to waste the money.  She felt she needed to eat the ice cream in order to justify the money she’d spent.

I’ve used this rather circular logic myself on one or two occasions.  The reality is that once the money’s spent, it’s a moot point.  You can’t get that money back by eating the food.  You really can only make the situation worse consuming it.  Now, you’ve not only wasted the money; you’ve unnecessarily added to your calories for the day or eaten a food you’re trying to keep out of your diet. 

So, if you find yourself with food in the house that you know is bad for you, just throw it out.  Don’t give it another thought; toss it.  Your waistline will thank you.  If you want to save money, don’t buy it in the first place.  Then, your bank account will thank you, too.

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