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4/3/08 4:18 P

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I agree eating healthy should win out over money. However, I think we can do both with the use of coupons and grocery sales. Sometimes you can find manufactuer websites for your favorite healthy foods that will offer great 2 for 1 deals like Healthy Choice and yoplait Yogurt. check out couponmom.com and also eversave.com
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4/3/08 9:40 A

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I know it may hurt to spend the money now, but I have always heard that in the long run it is better to eat healthy than to have to pay medical bills later because of diseases that could have been prevented.
I only have to feed 2 adults. I often wonder how families are able to afford it. Planning a few meals ahead of time and sticking to a grocery list really helps me. I also buy fruit/veggies that are in season. I love a good sale--especially buy one get one free!

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4/3/08 9:02 A

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I actually am finding that I am eating less food, but the food prices on everything keep going up. I am shoping sales, using coupons and store sales and buying some things at the Costco. I seems to be a loosing battle, but I don't blame the healthy food.

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4/3/08 8:17 A

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I AGREE; Eating healthy puts a dent in my pocket book too. Not only has groceries gone up about 20% but eating the lean meats, fruits, vegies, and low fat/non fat items has made my budget almost break.




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4/3/08 7:54 A

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emoticon MISSCHANTILLY,
I so hear you on this matter. Eating healthy is more important to me than the money, that is not to say I don't carefully buget and watch how much I pay, I just have to be more saving savy!!
I watch for coupons, buy fruit and vegetables in season and watch very carefully for healthy foods I use to be on sale and I stock up.
Some foods seem never to be on sale, but it is worth it to me to eat healthier.
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4/3/08 7:12 A

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im a mum always on a budget thats tight and tied in as can be (all in order ) except
when it comes to diet foods i find that the diet food and better quality food etc are always dearer and seeing as im really tightfisted it annoys me when im counting calories then finding that it costs me more to save a few caloreis

this week it was pitta bread that annoyed me

ok i know im in english money but im sure you get my point the basic pitta in asda is 140 calories and 26p fo 6 A GREAT BARGAIN

BUT the wholemeal pittas cost about 46p and 104 calories

what price can we put on our diet!!!!!

im always dieting and always watching every penny

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