When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Got money problems? These days, when many people earn the equivalent of 4 gallons of gas per hour, who doesn’t?
For many people, money problems go beyond coping with rising prices or tweaking your budget to keep your expenses within your m... Read more
Food is an ever-growing part of our budget. It's a misconception that to eat on a budget, you must eat unhealthfully. SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing ways they stay healthy and eat well for less. "When I make my shopping list... Read more
As each month drew to a close, Ellen’s stress levels skyrocketed as her bank account plummeted. "I lived in financial chaos," she admits. Even though the 27-year-old marketer brought home a decent income, "there always seemed t... Read more
Most people spend about 10% of their take-home money on food, but it's a misconception that you can't buy quality, healthy foods on a tight budget.
SparkPeople members contradict that myth by sharing the many ways they stay healthy and e... Read more
No matter how hard I try, I eat healthy or try too and then I eat something that I should not in a day. I try to journal but I get bored. Journaling does help though stay on track. I feel guilty and hopeless when I cheat and eat unhealthy. I real... Read more
Hello everyone! My name is Allee and I am 18. I saw that one of my favorite bloggers used Sparkpeople to kick start her weight loss so I though I would give it a try. I joined yesterday (3/10/14), and so far I really like the site. I joined because I... Read more
My weight has been fluctuation the past month, but i'm not surprised, I have been falling off the horse a bit and expected some weight gain. Before I go back to my starting weight I want to get back on the horse and not let that happen.... Read more
Hi everyone! I am 39 and soon to be married to my wonderful sweetheart. 6 years ago I lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for the most part. I fluctuate in a 10 pound range of 165-175. Since I moved in with my Fiance and our combined 13 (10 at home)... Read more
Ive started my journey Jan 2014 ive ask God for wisdom in learning how to eat healthy an to work on the inside as well as outside. ive struggled so many years of meeting others needs instead of my own so this year is about changing me an learning to... Read more
4526545265It is amazing how much my grocery bill is "reasonable" when I shop the perimeter of the store and leave out all the junk food. My grocery budget not only has not changed, I have shopped healthier!4526545265... Read more
Budget constraints prevent many people from eating right."I can't afford to buy healthy food.""Fruits and vegetables are too expensive.""Grocery store prices are astronomical.""It's cheaper to eat fast food.... Read more
In a recent IBM study, about three-fourths of the consumers interviewed revealed they still want quality and nutrition along with value when making food purchases during these more difficult financial times. The Braun research group conducted 4,000 t... Read more
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