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RinkerxX
03-26-2008, 05:37 AM
Im on a pretty strict budget and the only reason im lifting is because my uncle owns the gym lol

I need to eat better but Im basically broke lol

I need some help buying foods that are healthy and cheap.

Post whatever you think I can eat pretty much anything

Rusty
03-26-2008, 06:55 AM
- Pasta
- Look for the meat that expires the next day, it's usually marked down %50
- Peanut butter sandwiches
- McDonalds value menu

Invain
03-26-2008, 09:37 AM
Calorie and protein content wise whole milk is actually one of the cheapest things I've found, if you can get a good price on a gallon. A gallon of whole milk has 2400 calories and costs around 3 bucks in my area. Even 2400 calories in dollar menu crap from mcdonalds will definitely be more than 3 bucks.

RedSpikeyThing
03-26-2008, 10:21 AM
- whole pieces of meat (ie whole chickens) and roast them.
- nuts and seeds

Fixxit
03-26-2008, 03:26 PM
Whole chickens (fryers) when they go on sale. Chicken on the bone is alot cheaper, and tastes better IMHO.
Clearence meats.
Whey protein broken down to per meal is very cheap.
Canned veggies are dirt cheap as are beans.
Chunk Tuna can be found for .50c a can and cheaper on sale.
*favorite* Stag Chili (Turkey 97% fat free) with beans and a can of tuna.
fat-10g (sat-2g), carb-68g, prot-56g, sod-1000g
The regular chili is cheaper if you don't mind the fat.
If you have a farm in your area, check and see if they sell eggs.

Health food stores that sell bulk items often have sales. Some of the things I regularly buy there are:
Oatmeal
Rice
Beans (dry)
Potato flakes
Polenta (mmm)
Pasta
Granola (lil expensive but much cheaper than boxed)

EDIT: Forgot to mention, sack of potatos! Leave the skins on them when you cookem. Even if you mash them.

Unreal
03-26-2008, 03:52 PM
Oats, eggs, cottage cheese, milk. Buy at costco or a bulk store. 10lbs of oats is like $6. You can buy huge bags of rice or pasta for a few dollars.

BFGUITAR
03-26-2008, 05:01 PM
PASTA!
This stuff is dirt cheap.

EGGS, buy in bulk

PB, need I say more?

MILK, only in bulk

RinkerxX
03-26-2008, 07:49 PM
The younger the better.... more sweet and nutritious.

On a serious notes.

Tuna, and lots of it.

Now im not really familiar with losing weight I've never really been that big, but lately I've got to about 225 lbs.

I've like to cut again and get down to about 175-180 then bulk back up clean.

If im trying to lose weight should I still pack in all those calories and carbs?

jAy_Dub
03-26-2008, 09:02 PM
Eggs, oats, tuna, chicken breasts, brown rice, brocolli, bananas, etc, etc.

RinkerxX
03-28-2008, 05:17 AM
Now im not really familiar with losing weight I've never really been that big, but lately I've got to about 225 lbs.

I've like to cut again and get down to about 175-180 then bulk back up clean.

If im trying to lose weight should I still pack in all those calories and carbs?