Ok, here's my situation - I'm a "housewife." I care for my 6 month old (I breastfeed) and my boyfriend never really cared for me to get a job, as he makes enough money to support us. BUT when I explained my concern about my health to him (I have hypothyroidism that I feel is getting worse & GERD; it all runs in my family.) ..I basically just said I needed to detoxify my body, not completely changing my lifestyle. I guess I feel bad for not making my own money to eat the way I want? I definitely don't want to get a job, though. I love being able to be with my daughter. And I am trying to find the "cheaper" way of being on this lifestyle, but it's SO HARD because I'm allllllllllllllwwwwwwwaaayyyss hungry due to breastfeeding!
I guess I'm looking for tips or maybe advice on how to go raw while breastfeeding?
A very good point.
There was a great thread going around a few weeks back asking how much people spend weekly on the LFRV diet. The average was about $150/week, which is about your average too (and mine). And considering that on this diet, you don't really eat out, you may actually end up saving money. I guess you could say that you would be doing your BF a financial favor by going raw.
$150 a week? That's insane! Aren't many of us saying that we can do this for less than ten dollars a day if we either buy in bulk or shop sales? $600 a month puts this diet out of the ballpark for the average working person.
Most SAD people I know spend $10/day just on lunch.
The national average is $150. a week, So that is actually in the ballpark for many.
Considering that Americans spend less on food than any other country, worldwide, $150/week is actually extremely cheap.
Also, keep in mind that $150 is a very rough average based on the referred thread. So a lot of people were quoting less, so if you're on a tight budget, it can be done. I've lived raw for 10 bucks a day in the past.
I seem to spend closer to $100 or less per week.
Wow that made me feel even worse ):
Well, the point of the video was "you gotta make money to get the best possible produce." Maybe it's just me, but it sounded harsh lol. It's true, though. I guess I could do as DivineSunshine said so I don't have to take attention off my little one (:
I really want to succeed being raw. I'm just stressing because it's all so new having someone else foot the bill for me.
whoaaaaaaaaaa @ednshell THANK YOU SO MUCH <3 I'm ordering them right nowwww hehe
& yes wholesalers sound like a great idea. This weekend I'm going to pick blueberries and I'm really excited. I have a sun room in my apartment (it's like an indoor patio?) and I think I could definitely grow whatever I want in there since we aren't using the room much (:
Thanks again everyone <3 I feel a lot better now that I have all your opinions to consider (:
Also, foster an attitude of gratitude that someone is providing for you.
Honestly my parents probably spend like 200-300 a week sometimes on me and my sister for food. it's sometimes quite stressful, and saddening, that this system wasn't able to support health. but i think its getting a lot easier(cheaper) since more things are being grown local in the warm weather.