I ONLY eat egg whites now, not whole eggs. I KNOW I could never throw the yolks away - I am unable to throw away even the teeniest part of food I paid for EVER - ANY drop of food I spent money on WILL be eaten or - better yet - saved for ANOTHER meal. I buy egg whites on sale, take all the packages on the shelf, then get a raincheck so I can get more when I need them and they are NOT on sale. I don't pay more for them than I would for eggs, and they are healthier.
This works for ANY sale item that is not limited by the store! I am happy when I walk out of the store only having paid 30-35% of their exorbitant prices! To eat, I HAVE to find ways to save. Also get distressed packages and one-day-short-of deadline foods.
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Decide on a reward you would like to purchase for yourself for being good. Every time you feel like buying a bad food to satisfy a craving or ease your stress, put the money you would have used in a piggy bank towards your reward.
After awhile you can see how much money and extra weight you are saving when you put the money towards a healthier reward.
Find balance between healthy foods and inexpensive foods.
Seems like a lot of the healthiest options are also some of the most expensive. If you're like me and you're used to saving money above all else, it may be hard to spend extra money on healthier food.
If there are some foods you absolutely can't spend too much on, no matter how healthy they are for you, don't. Yet if you do that with some, counter-balance it with some foods that are MUCH healthier than the other options and pay for it.
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