Tue, January 27th, 2004, 11:32 PM
I know whey protien is pretty high on the list for items to suppliment your workout. At this moment in my life, going out and spending a ton of money for suppliments is not fiscally possible. (New baby) Do I just force myself to eat tuna to get the protien? I'm completely willing redo my diet to make it more healthy, but want to use 'normal' foods if possible. Any suggestions or things I should watch out for?
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 12:26 AM
im on the same boat
need a good job for a good diet
im surviving with tuna
wish that i have the $ for a good diet
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 10:19 AM
I have a 5&1/2 month old baby at home but eating healthy has saved me money in the long run. I only eat out about 1 time every 2 weeks if at all.
Look for sales. I only buy chicken if its at least buy one get one free. One time the store had a buy one get two free! I bought 15 packages of breasts. (45 breasts) about $1 each!
I get the same deal on tuna. Buy one get two free. I cut coupons, etc.
My wife breast feeds our baby which is the best thing for them health wise. We are starting to make our own baby food which will save cash as well.
I buy all my supps from bodybuilding.com I got my protein for about $32 including shipping. A real cheap protein is HDT. I think its $25 for 5+1(6 pounds)
I also bought my multi vit. and other vit. at cvs when they had buy one get one free. I now have vit's for the rest of the year!
I quit the gym and bought my own fitness equipment. It cost a ton up front but in the long run I will save a ton.
You need to become a good shopper. Ebay is great!
email me at email@example.com if you need any other advise
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 10:30 AM
also if you have a membership to Costco, Sams, or some other "club", you can save lots of money on tuna, chicken, etc....
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 10:36 AM
spend a buck or 2 from a chinese grocerie store for a box of tofu and you get lotta protein for cheap.
white beans, pinto beans are also good and cheap
Wed, January 28th, 2004, 11:38 AM
It's fairly easy to eat well on the cheap.
For protein- Tuna is super cheap. You can also buy a carton of egg whites for ~$3.
The cheapest quality chicken I've found is the boneless, skinless bag-o-breasts at my local grocer. You get 7 large breasts for $10. All you have to do when you cook them is trim off any excess fat.
For Carbs- Raw oats are also insanely cheap. Oats with the egg whites mentioned above make for an excellent breakfast. Also, fresh and canned veggies are reasonable.
For Fats- Flax seed pills and olive oil!
I eat very clean, and with these selections my weekly grocery bill is never more than $50.
Hope this helps!