#1 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget
Does Eating Healthy Really Cost More? When I hear people say they can’t afford to eat healthy, I ask them to tally up their bills. While grass-fed beef or wild-caught salmon might seem pricy, overall folks discover they save money eating healthier and bypassing overpriced processed and convenience foods. I had one woman who dropped nearly £5 every weekday morning on a coffee-shop latte and low-fat muffin.
Studies prove eating healthy ultimately saves money. One found “convenient sources are less healthy and more expensive than a well-planned menu from budget foods available from large supermarket chains.”
You might be surprised too how you can stretch your food dollar. Here are 10 ways.
1. Buy locally and in season. Buying in season means fresher, more delicious, nutrient-denser, probably local, and most likely less expensive foods. Asparagus peaks in spring, while blueberries are ripest in summer. Learn which foods match with the season to boost your health, support local growers, and save a pounds in the bargain.
Remember to Look at the Big, Big Picture: While I wrote this blog with your budget in mind, I want you to also think beyond money. I love a good bargain as much as anyone, and know the euphoric rush of getting a great deal on something you love.
Here’s the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can’t put a price on your health. You can’t put a price on setting a healthy example for your kids.
Put your extra spending on locally grown, organic produce or grass-fed beef as an investment in your long-term health and future generations.
Watch out for #2 to Freeze or not to freeze!