The most common misconception in regards to eating healthy that I hear in my line of work is " I can't afford it" or "It's too expensive for me to eat that way". So what if I could create guidelines for you to not only make it inexpensive, but help you actually save money by eating healthy.
Here are some great tips that I have learned along way, that really make the wallet happier:
First, look for coupons, if you are not a coupon cutter no worries. Grab a coupon flyer when you walk into the store, look through it quickly and see what you need that is on special.
Second: Get the store brand i.e. whole foods brand, Hyvee brand, Ralphs, Trader Joes, Target, etc... They are usually much cheaper and taste just as good if not better, but you are just not paying for the Logo!
Third: Always, always, did I say Always, get the in store specials. Like Protein bars that are ten for ten, or waters 5 for 5. Buy one get one free. 9 out of 1o times when I go through the meat section there is discounted meat that has an expiration date of two days from now or the next day, and if I am not planning on using it I will just put it in the freezer.
Fourth: Buy in Bulk (sometimes)....Bigger is not always better! But, I have come to find out what items are cheaper when you buy them at your local Sams or Costco. Peanut butter, salsa, eggs, almond milk, nuts, jerky, larabars. You have to watch for fruit, veggies, and meats (sometimes they are a lot cheaper other times not at all). The only problem sometimes is storage, but if storage is not an issue this is the way to go!
Fifth: Don't buy things already done for you, like pre cut veggies, pre cut fruit, kabobs, etc... buy them separately and take the extra time to cut them and your bank account will thank you!
Chris is always amazed when I come home now, and tell him how much I spent, and what we saved. He is a HUGE eater (in fact I have never seen someone consume so much), and our grocery bill used to be astronomical; but not anymore. It has now become a fun game for me entitled "how much can I save"..... Chris would laugh at me when I would go to certain stores and hold off on certain items because I knew I could get them cheaper at a different location. Last night at the check out I had my him guess how much we had saved.... our bill was $43.23 and our savings was $36.65. We almost saved as much as we spent. The proof is in the pudding ladies and gentlemen. Try these tips for yourself and see how much you can really save!!!Six and Last: Shop on the outside of the store and do not go down the aisles. What we as Americans spend the most money on is PROCESSED FOOD. This food does absolutely nothing for us, and is putting a huge hole in the wallet. The outside of the store is where all the nutritional goodness is placed, so don't stray and your wallet will thank you!
In 12 minutes:
30 Box Jumps (20")
10 Push Press (85/53)
20 Box Jumps
20 Push Press
10 Box Jumps
30 Push Press
With remainder of time complete-
Score is total number of Burpees
Posted by Annie.