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How to eat healthy on a budget and lose weight
My wife and I will be traveling to Australia next month, and we decided to see how much money we could save just by shopping at dollar stores and discount grocery markets. We have also reduced the number of times we eat out a week to 1-2 times We want to talk about how to eat healthy on a budget and lose weight. Using this same strategy, you can save money, get fit, and eat amazing and delicious meals all on a tight budget!
Your Mileage May Vary
My wife and I live in California, so your options may differ depending on where you live. However, do not let that be an excuse to eat unhealthily.
You can also buy bulk and find great deals at any store or market. These are some of the healthy options we have found by shopping at Grocery Outlet, Dollar Tree, and 99 Cent Store:
50 Excellent choices to eat healthy on a budget and lose weight
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Whole Wheat Bread
Beans (dry or canned)
Low Fat Milk
Whole Wheat Pasta
Canned Chicken Breast
Low Fat Mayonnaise
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
While it is okay to indulge every once in and while, discount stores also have extremely cheap candies, cookies, and desserts; on a treat day, my wife and I buy two small boxes of M&Ms for the movies. If you indulge, at least you will not be breaking the bank.
Stay Away from the Junk Food Isles!
How Much Money Have We Saved?
We have been been able to eat healthier, lose weight, and, most importantly, reduce the impact of our monthly expenses. By making this switch, we saved over $500 just by changing stores and eating out less.
What could you do each month with an extra $500?