Sam and I have recently started a new diet–a combination of Dr. Oz’s YOU diet, and Bob Greene’s Best Life Diet. Our focus is not so much on losing weight, but on making healthy eating and lifestyle changes. One thing that may have to change is our grocery budget. At least half of my grocery shopping is now done in the produce aisle–all the fresh fruits and veggies seem to add up. But am I really going to spend more in the long run? Some things I’m NOT buying lately: a lot of meat, cold cereal, huge bags of cheese, and white bread. Also, I’ve cut way back on eating out.
Carolyn O’Neil (a registered dietitian) asked her readers the same question. It seems that no matter how we choose to eat, we always pay a price–either in money or in poor health.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center offers some suggestions for eating healthy without breaking the bank.
I’d love to hear if healthy eating has changed your spending, and your tips and tricks for eating healthy on a budget.
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