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!
Shields right now, and Bautista when they have than again (soon!). I pay $60 for 15 lbs so $4 a pound and $2 for half (25 khadrawi dates weigh 8 oz). The calories on that may be closer to 700 cals than 1000, though sorry. Khadrawi dates aren't listed on chronometer but I believe they are similar to medjool.
3.5 pounds of dates (approx. 200-250), 6.99 at Costco
Hi. Unfornutaely money is an issue for myself as well so currently, I am forced to buy conventional fruit but my greens I buy organic. I spend around $75 for the week. I live in South Florida.
It doesn't make any sense to go back to cheese or meat when you don't have fruit. Cheese and meat are way more expensive than fruit. Not to mention they are just whack. potatoes and legumes are much better alternatives.
Starch is definitely the cheaper alternative.
I'm not really feeling the financial pinch of so much fruit. Before 30Bad I ate primarily gluten-free vegan with lots of processed products (pre-made gluten free bread, etc...) from Whole Foods. So right now, I think the expense is about even for me.
Have steamed rice, steamed sweet potatoes, pasta. Anything but meat and cheese.
Pasta is processed in a factory by who knows what and with what stuff added that may not be listed properly in the ingredients, so make your own or just buy all natural whole wheat flour (or so it says on the bag, but is actually still machined and dehydrated) and mix it with water to make a dough, work it into small balls and boil em in plain water, dumplings, I have never tried this though.
Just cut up some raw tomato and what ever other raw ingredients sound good and serve it with that. Avoid soy sauce, dried spices, salt, oil, cook it plain, let it cool to almost room temp before eating.
I tried a few pots of rice, pasta, potatoes after being raw for 30 days to experiment with how I would feel, crammed in 1600 carb calories in one meal easily (can only do up to 1000 in one meal on fruit till my stomach adapts to fruit more), decent energy after eating, didn't feel as happy as with fruit, felt kind of brain dead, mild constipation in the hours/days after.
Just search harder for fruit, go explore fruit places you have never set foot in before, use a bicycle and a trailer, get your blood moving before getting there so you make good buying decisions. Drive a car there and arrive brain dead.
eat the banana 20-30 cent each x 10 3 dollar a meal fo 1000 calories
Eat rice even less $ then banana maybe a 1 dollar a meal for 1000 calories
EAT dates maybe 6 dollar for a meal of 1000 calories
greens 2 dollar
12 dollar a day? for the best health you cannot even believe till you do it
this is not an elitist game at all : ) its for any one who wants to do it
Don't give up. Give yourself at least 3 years to really get it down and working for you. It takes practice and perserverence! Watch the movie "Earthlings" on youtube. That'll get you off the meat and cheese. Make bananas your staple.
trader joes banana go for 19 cents and 29 for the organic
amazing ! to think of the quality of calories for 29 cents a piece
i am fortunate to live near one tj is FRUIT FRIENDLY
bought a bag of oranges today for 3.99 for 4 pounds
bag of three romaine organic 2.99
I punch my produce in as whatever is cheapest by the pound at those self checkout machines, green cabbage $0.50 a pound PLU code 4069, 2 pounds of dates for $1.00
Screw Stop & Shop and Shaws, they tempted me with cheap poisonous food when I was a kid.