Calorie wikiNutrition 101Shop

Community food / recipes

Cutting calories has cut my grocery bill

Has anyone else noticed this. I've got a few dependable staples that I buy for the most part that are cheap,delicious, easy to prep, and low-cal. Then smaller portions means that everything last longer. Then cut out the expenses for alcohol, snacks, fast food, buying just the deli sandwich instead of the deli sandwich's really adding up to a nice bit of savings.

Tue. Aug 9, 8:18am

Add comment  
A bag of chips or a basket of

Since I'm a poor student, I never have much money to spend on groceries but I've also noticed that I get a lot more for my money now. Instead of spending 6 or 7 bucks for a bag of chips and a pint of ice cream, I can buy a whole basket full of fresh fruits and veggies.

I like to think of that extra money as money I've EARNED, not just SAVED. It's definitely a result of all my hard work dieting and exercising. When I reach my next weight loss goal, I'm going to spend that money on a new outfit that shows off my new fit and healthy body!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005, 4:26 PM

Add comment
Ha. Mine went up

Because now I buy more meat and veggies at home. My meals out are also more expensive because I'm skipping the pizza and getting the salads with meat.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005, 6:19 PM

Add comment
I agree - mine went up as well. Vegetables add up quickly. There are things I love to eat that I now choose the lower fat or fewer calorie alternatives - which they always charge you more for. Example - Baked Doritos - never on sale - always have to pay $3.49 for them as opposed to $2.50 for the regular kind when they are on sale.

And since I no longer eat at McD's - I can't exploit those "value meals" - it's been 3 years since I "supersized" anything.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005, 6:33 PM

Add comment
Try farmers' markets for veggies - they're often fresher, not as picked-over (especially if you go early!) and often way cheaper than at the grocery store! Also, they're just fun!

Thursday, August 11, 2005, 8:11 AM

Add comment
Healthy food is more expensive

When I am buying healthier foods, it gets more expensive. It's always more expensive to buy the low fat or fat free versions of food. Skim milk is more expensive, fat free mayo is more expensive, egg substitutes are more expensive, low calorie bread is more expensive and all this stuff tends to add up.

Friday, August 12, 2005, 9:05 AM

Add comment

<< Prev      Next >>

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching

New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge

PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!