I have a strong desire to succeed at 80/10/10. But when the slump of not getting in enough calories finally takes its toll on me and I'm out of fruit, I resource to wheat, cheese, sugar, and sometimes meat. I'm having trouble buying all the food necessary to get me at the 3000 calorie mark everyday, so I can stay on track and not resource to junk. This is mostly due to lack of knowledge, partly from lack of money. I need help working out how much money It'll take weekly to buy me enough food. Help would be greatly appreciated!
we should organize our republic at TJ cuz its so fruit friendly and wallet friendly
my food bill has gone way down since going on fruit from cooked vegan
no olive oil far less avocado not even to mention all the goji berry and maca rubbish the whole wheat breads
chocolate and caocao
i juiced bags oranges today i am high on fruit
It know I think about this a lot- how to tweak my diet so I can keep it cheap. If I spend about $10 a day on food, I feel pretty good- one of the ways I work it out is I spend about $30-40 every three or four days, that's $80-100 every week and when you figure that accounts for three-four fruit meals per day and a salad, I am sure it's cheaper than eating SAD. Plus, I'm not buying bulk right now, but bulk helps a lot!
$40 a day for organic, more if I want a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, greens which don't have many calories, and/or tropical fruit that I have to get online.
All the bananas suck right now so I haven't been getting any, which makes the cost go up since they are by far the cheapest fruit.
Freelee has the body she does cos she refuses to save money on food...
This is a great point !
Why do we care so much about price on food ?
This way of life brings many things into proper focus .
Food should or could be the last thing we "save" money on and be the first thing we spend or invest money on.
OTHER CRAP should be the first thing to save on new phones cable tv shoes etc ie products of many sorts.
This is great food for thought . the idea of saving money on food ? where is the Self Love in that thought?
I don't know if this will help but I have learned that success for me on this diet is extremely relative to being non-partial. I have noticed that whenever I go to market at least one fruit item is heavily discounted and thats pretty much what I eat for the day. I enjoy a lot of mono meals inadvertantly because of this but I also do get a variety of fruit this way becuase sales do circulate quite regurlarly. I also go to the farmers market and offer to do work on the weekends in exchange for produce and they typically will find something for me to do or feel bad for me and just give me fruit lol
I know what it is like to be broke as I am a Uni student that competes in triathlons which is a combination sure to result in a penniless man lol but you can do it. I find that relying on the kindness of others and maintianing a positive attitude and a willingness to work results in more than enough produce at the end of the day! =)
What I started doing, I talking to the produce guys in my local grocery store and have been buying their fruit and such that's going ripe that they need to sell fast. Just got about a case of bananas for $5 because they are turning ripe. Which is great for me, because now I don't have to wait for my bananas to ripen.
I have no clue how people can eat meat, I'm just talking money wise here. I looked at the meat section at my local wal-mart and ground beef is like 3 bucks a pound. Steak is anywhere from 7-16 bucks. I can get a huge amount of bananas for that (my wal-mart has them at 56 cents a pound). I cannot justify anyone saying fruit is expensive and then turn around and buy meat. Meat is INSANE. And yucky. :P
Rice, beans, bananas are all less expensive. Go for those instead! Look for sales at your supermarket, check out mexican/asian markets, those usually have produce at a much lower cost. Shop at Costco/Sam's Club or find a wholesale place near you.
I usually eat 15-20 bananas (so say I buy them at Trader Joe's for 19 cents each) that's anywhere from 2.85 to 3.80... then maybe I'll chuck in some apples, oranges, mangoes, pineapple... whatever is on sale. Greens are usually pretty cheap anywhere. Costco has four heads of celery for 2.99! Granted it's not organic but it's what I can afford right now. Their lettuce is cheap too.