Diet on a Tight Budget

diet on a tight budgetEating healthy foods is really great since it will help you a lot in warding off diseases and living a long life. However, most people are quite challenged mentally and financially since healthy recipes are quite hard to manage and the price of healthy foods are quite expensive than your usual processed food meals. While others bear this, you can still have healthy foods on your dining table even if you are on a tight budget. This will take your worries off if you're on a diet or body building plan. 

Take off the Junk
Your family (mostly your kids) will always ask you to buy some junk food when you go to the shopping mall. If you want to avoid junk food, it's best to shop alone and get something healthy. If you can't remove this kind of snack in your daily meals, you can at least look for a healthy snack substitute.

Beverages such as sodas are also considered junk food since it's packed with lots of sugar and other chemicals that might be harmful to your body. Instead of sodas, try to replace it with water or milk. Your family needs these things too in strengthening their muscles and bones. 

This kind of healthy food is a great source of vitamins and enzymes that are very useful to your body. Although it has many benefits, it can be quite expensive too (especially those that are seasonal in nature). When they are in season, you can buy fruits in small quantities and freeze some extras. That way, you can have some fruits even if they're already out of season. 
Tips in Freezing: Wash the fruits well and remove any spoiled pieces. Dry the fruits thoroughly and put it inside sealed zipper bags (this will allow the fruits from rotting quickly).

Switch Meat to Beans
Meats and beans are great sources of protein - great food for body builders! If you are looking for lean meat, expect a greater price from meats with lots of fatty parts. Going for canned meat is nice since it's quite affordable but be wary of the chemical substances in it. The best way to cut the costs in your source of protein is to replace meats with beans. 

Caution: The recommended consumption of beans is at least 4 times a week. You don't have to eat beans all the time since it may trigger problems inside your body. If you are experiencing 

Go Fishing
Living in the coastal area is really great - not only because you can go swimming or surfing most of the time, but you can also go fishing too and save some money on the fish that you usually buy in the market. 

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4 Respones to "Diet on a Tight Budget"

Ira said...

What I actually like about going on a diet is that I am able to save some bucks because of it. It means that I have to cut my food intake. But I think you are also right that healthy foods sometimes cost much. So these tips would really be helpful. Thanks!:)

September 29, 2011 at 5:42 AM
Admin said...

There are things to consider though if you're on a diet. Its not wrong if you are being thrifty as long as you are getting what you need.

September 30, 2011 at 8:44 PM
Maricel said...

I agree that eating healthy doesn't have to burn a hole in someone's pocket. But being on a diet shouldn't mean depriving the body of much needed nutrients, too. Otherwise what's the point in being frugal when falling ill is the end result?

October 9, 2011 at 6:12 AM
Admin said...

Indeed Maricel. :)

October 9, 2011 at 8:10 PM

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