I use the Bake Don't Buy rule; I don't allow myself to buy treats or candy. If I want something I have to make it myself. Instead of a candy bar I will make brownies and instead of Oreos I will make cookies.
The idea is that if you are gonna have a treat make it worth it! (plus it eliminates all those extra icky ingredients from entering your system)
I eat probably a quarter of the candy I used to thanks to this rule!
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Shop at places like Costco and Sam's & you'll save money, right? Maybe so, maybe not. How long will it take you to eat a case of baked beans and how will you feel about another can of baked beans before you'll EVER buy another can. Don't buy bulk in fruits, vegetables. 90% of the time you will find yourself throwing away the savings. Unless you have a large freezer available, taking advantage of one type of frozen vegetable or meat will have you going to a fast food place before you eat another
boneless, skinless chicken breast.
My DW and I have found that taking a friend to Costco gives us the savings and splitting the "bounty" gives us plenty of variety.
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