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    10 Tips How to Buy Healthy Food on a Budget

    10 Tips How to Buy Healthy Food on a Budget

    Buying healthy food on a budget is not hard; on the contrary, you save money when you purchase healthy meals.

    Following healthy eating tips will save you extra money which you can use to buy exercise equipment or sponsor other activity that will increase your chances to live without extra pounds wrapped your body.


     


    Donít wait for the visit to the doctor to start changing the way you eat! Change your meals and you will change your life, I know you canít imagine this now, but just try for a week following tips and you will discover budget and weight improvements.

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    1. Write grocery list - Before going to the shop, sit down and plan your weekly diet. Planning what to eat is essential when you want to lose weight or to ke
    * 2. Cook instead of eating out - it is very easy to go to the restaurant, but it will cost more money than to prepare a meal at home. Fast food is a cheaper choice than restaurants but it is not a wise choice, because for the same amount of money you can have very healthy home made dinner. And if you have children and big family, eating at home is definitely the budget choice.

    * 3. Use coupons - Cut them from newspaper; stores have coupon booklets, just walk right to the front doors; research in Internet and find out websites that offer coupons to try their products; sometimes you can save $20 using coupons and following the next tip. Donít use coupons for things you donít need, because actually you spent more money. Be sure to cut coupons after you have your grocery list and never buy food only because there is a coupon for it. Stick only to your list.

    * 4. Shop bulk - for example you need 7 servings of yogurt for a week. Donít purchase 7 small packs of yogurt, buy the big yogurt container (like 32 ounces) which will be enough for your weekly diet. Apply the same for oatmeals, whole grain bread, milk, meat and all your grocery list.

    * 5. Go to the farmersí market - probably you donít even suppose that it exists, but this is a market where farmer sell local growing fruits, vegetables, meats, seasonings etc. The food there is cheaper and fresher Ė winning combination .

    * 6. Donít buy prepacked foods - Donít purchase conveniently packed foods. For example if you want a veggie soup Ė buy some veggies like carots, potatoes, onion, mushroom, boil them and than you can have a veggie soup, or if you strain the veggies you have stock (use it for soup, or other meal) and boiled veggies. Or if you want hamburger for dinner Ė donít buy packed hamburger paddies, rolls, cheese and what ever. It will take under a minute to put together hamburger, so donít spent money on prepacked foods.

    * 7. Eat in season foods. - look at the ads in the stores, usually in season foods are on sale because there is plenty of them at this moment and the other good thing is that they taste better and have bigger nutritional value than not in season foods.

    * 8. Eat before going to the grocery - If you are hungry while walking the grocery you for sure will buy more food than you need and this is only because you are hungry. This is very important tip. You canít buy healthy food on budget if you are hungry! You just canít resist the temptation to put in the trolley what your eyes want at the moment.

    * 9. Buy whole foods - these types of foods are not only more healthy that chopped but they are also cheaper. Yes, you may chop potatoes, tomatoes, but hey this is the healthier and the cheaper way!

    * 10. Donít buy diet products - usually these type of products are not diet, because they claim low fat, but they have tones of sugar, or they are low carbs, but the taste is awful. The thing is that when you buy diet foods you pay for package, for advertisement and these foods are even not healthy. Stick to raw, whole, fresh foods and cook yourself, donít allow you to be foolished by unproven ďdietĒ products.

    Eating healthy doesnít cost more and it is good to decide what is important to you. Usually people are willing to change their diet when their health deteriorate and at this point they are ready to throw money to start to eat healthy, but this doesnít mean you buy more healthy foods, because healthy food doesnít cost more.

    Before going to buy hamburger from a fast food restaurant, sit and think how to prepare it by yourself Ė you need whole grain bread, cheese, some meat, seasonings and you can prepare even the sauces (like mix a spoon of yogurt, a spoon of mustard and you are done!

    Or before buying a muphin (it is extremely unhealthy food, because it contains white flour, sugar and chemical ingredients that make it to bake quicker and preserve it for a long time) think that you are going to stuff your body with this unhealthy ingredients. Just research internet for healthy recipes and cook it at home. You will save money, it will be fun, and you will eat healthy.

    The conclusion is that buying healthy food on a budget is not hard, because healthy foods cost less, they have better nutritional value and taste and this is the only way to keep your diet goals and to live healthy.

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    lolz.. inna time kahan hota hai....

    nyways good to know...

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