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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

So I have not been on in about a month! I did not totally give up...but was not really putting forth much effort! I was doing well until Christmas,then I slacked off. Once you do that it is so hard to get back on track! I am in a womens Bible Study group,and we are doing Made to crave from Lysa Terkeurst. Well It has opened my eyes on my why!! I mean I deff have wanted for a while to be healthier and feel good,but i think allot also was me wanting to be beautiful and thin and not be the person I am now! It is good to want to be pretty and thin...but We need to love who we are now! I also watched some documentaries on food,Like food inc,and hungry for change. I really thought they were eye openers for me!! Fad diets give you false hope and leave you more empty and depressed in the end! So I am going to take all the things I was working on before Christmas (because they were good goals) and add some new things to it! I will little by little cut out (as much as I can) Processed foods,drink more water!!!!,Eat and learn to like veggies! cut out sugar( as much as I can) get stevia or use honey. Try and stay away from the whites!! I want to try and clean eat,but I am not going to go and throw everything out in my kitchen! I will make little changes each shopping trip...eventually my pantry will be stocked with healthy stuff.

I am very poor,and not on any govt assistance,so eating healthy is a challenge when you barley make ends meat! For you clean eaters out there,Can you give me some tips on a cheaper way to clean eat. I welcome any advice!!
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SWANATOPIA 2/6/2013 9:19PM

    I find that eating healthier is actually cheaper for my family. I own a small business so my income varies but I generally fall on the lower end each month and get no assistance. Most of the time I have to make it on $50.00 a week, for a family of four! What I do is buy more fresh veggies (cheaper) and less meat (expensive). I portion my meals between the four of us and instead of making meat the priority, I surround the plate with a huge salad and veggies and a small amount of meat mixed with sauces or veggies to make more.

Like tonight, I used 3 chicken breast, added tomatoes, onion, celery, tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese (chicken Parmesan). Baked potato, salad, slice of wheat bread and peas on the side. It tasted great and everyone got full....no seconds around here because healthy foods tend to be more filling.

We have chicken, tuna, turkey five days a week and beef two days out of the week. Since chicken, tuna and turkey is cheaper than beef. When I get a little more income through the month, I stock up on my brown rice, wheat flour, beans, potatoes and canned veggies.

I like to make the breads from scratch and that saves a lot as well (I have a bread maker), wheat rolls, wheat bread, wheat tortillas, etc.

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