This is a dilemma that many people face- myself included. Granted you are not going to be able to follow the meal plans on here on your budget, there are areas that you can improve on.
1. Water. Drink an amount proportionate to your body weight. A quick google search on how much water to drink should give you instructions on how many oz you need. Water comes out of the faucet of every home. Pretty cheap.
2. Calorie counting. (regardless of whether or not the food is the healthiest, calories are calories). Still use the calorie counters here on sparkpeople. This will give you an idea of how many calories you are consuming.
3. Exercise. As much as you can stand it. Exercise 6 days a week if you have to, for 60 consecutive minutes. Use internet sites such as youtube to find many free workouts.
4. Portions, reduce by 10-20%. Pay close attention to the portion size of the foods you are eating.
5. Healthier options WHEN affordable such as frozen veggies, frozen fruits, beans (the real kind you have to cook- not the canned or frozen kind)
Anything is possible with planning and hard work. Good luck.
| current weight: 187.2