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    How to afford to eat right

    Im just getting back into weight lifting and know how much it cost to eat right. i was wandering if anyone had any tips or advice to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your workout diet, thanks for the help

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    I just bought a 25lb bag of whey protein. That saved me 3 bucks per pound I use (compared to buying it in 5-10lb increments). I supplement with 100g of whey protein a day for the last few weeks (protein shake right after breakfast, 12pm meal, 4pm meal, and 8pm meal) so it adds up. (by the way this is the BEST thing I ever did for my strength, incredible leap up).

    I also shop at local farmer's markets for veggies so that ends up saving a lot of money since I eat veggies for 3 meals every day.

    There's no way to get around meat prices though. That stuff is just expensive. Ground beef can be cheap though and that is a staple of mine.

    peanut butter and such is real cheap for the amount of calories you get (but you have to watch because you can easily take in too much fat for your overall macros).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckdog_5 View Post
    Im just getting back into weight lifting and know how much it cost to eat right. i was wandering if anyone had any tips or advice to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your workout diet, thanks for the help

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    You act like eating right is expensive??

    Some staples of my diet include:
    Ground turkey- $1.29/lb
    Frozen Chicken Breasts- $6 per bag so around $2/lb
    Tilipia- A box is $12, 4 lbs total so $3/lb
    Rice- very cheap
    Whole Grain pasta- around $1 per box?
    Apples- .99/lb
    Bananas- .69/lb
    Whole Grain Bread- $2.50 per loaf
    Orange Juice- $3
    Milk- $2.30 or whatever it is now
    Veggies- $1 per bag
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    Yeah, stock up in bulk. This will help tons.

    Don't eat out...thats where you spend money, and most of the time it's pretty bad for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckdog_5 View Post
    Im just getting back into weight lifting and know how much it cost to eat right. i was wandering if anyone had any tips or advice to get the best bang for your buck when it comes to your workout diet, thanks for the help

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    The most expensive things will be meat and milk, aside from that you can get almost everything else in bulk and save some money. You could 'eat right' while cutting or bulking, and there is a significant difference in the amount of food you consume in both stages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    The most expensive things will be meat and milk, aside from that you can get almost everything else in bulk and save some money. You could 'eat right' while cutting or bulking, and there is a significant difference in the amount of food you consume in both stages.
    Milk is expensive? It's gotta be some of the cheapest food around. Eggs and peanut butter are dirt cheap too.

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    It isn't really expensive but when you drink a gallon a day it adds up. 30x5 = $150 in milk alone. Being a student I don't find that very cheap.
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    5 dollars for milk??? its 3 dollars here. that means i save 62 dollars on you

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    well im in the Marine Corps, they dont pay the best. im 5'9 135lbs so i need all i can get. i appreciate the input

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    how i can loss my extra weight

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    I'm rimi,last few months i get 10kg extra weight.i doing exercise daily and jagging also but it not effected on me.can anyone suggest me how should i talk diet and other ways to loss my weight.

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    Buy stuff on sale. I get boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.69/lb. Milk for $1.49 a gallon. Cottage cheese for $1 a pint. $24 for 5lbs of whey.
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    Man what the hell, i'm paying 4.39 a gallon and chicken breast...thats 6.70/kg on special. I'm gonna need an extra job just to bulk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jAy_Dub View Post
    You act like eating right is expensive??

    Some staples of my diet include:
    Ground turkey- $1.29/lb
    Frozen Chicken Breasts- $6 per bag so around $2/lb
    Tilipia- A box is $12, 4 lbs total so $3/lb
    Rice- very cheap
    Whole Grain pasta- around $1 per box?
    Apples- .99/lb
    Bananas- .69/lb
    Whole Grain Bread- $2.50 per loaf
    Orange Juice- $3
    Milk- $2.30 or whatever it is now
    Veggies- $1 per bag
    etc.
    where the hell do you live? Bumfu.ck? Thats some cheap ass food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rctriplefresh5 View Post
    5 dollars for milk??? its 3 dollars here. that means i save 62 dollars on you
    Im glad there are lots of cows around here! a gal here is only 2.39 haha
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    Those prices are in line with what I pay in SLC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samadhi_smiles View Post
    where the hell do you live? Bumfu.ck? Thats some cheap ass food.
    Wal Mart prices...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainwreck View Post
    It isn't really expensive but when you drink a gallon a day it adds up. 30x5 = $150 in milk alone. Being a student I don't find that very cheap.
    It's still pretty damn cheap considering the amount of quality calories you're getting.

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    Become a butcher.



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    wait for a sale on beef and then walk out with about 50lbs of it

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    Chuck, I'm not sure what the Marine Corps dining facility is like but in the Army you could always ask for more or for seconds so start there. If your married get a good grocery list with the wife and shop around, coupon cutting is cool nowadays. If neither work out for you try some MRE's and just eat what you need to balance out your diet. Extra Protein is a must so check out Costco, Wal Mart, Sams Club the PX. GNC if you can get a good sale. oh Rite-Aid here carries a ton of Protein and some extra supps. pretty decent price.

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    You're all lucky.

    Try buying food in the UK - you're looking at prices almost double. The average wage is higher here to make up for it, but seriously, food in America is incredibly cheap. If you have a decent job it shouldn't be a problem.

    My main tip is to haunt shops at the end of the day. I live really near a supermarket so I go down there most nights around 9pm to pick up stuff they've reduced to clear. I've managed to get steaks for the equivalent of 50-75 cents before. Butchers and other places will be practically giving stuff away at the end of the day because they'll just have to throw it otherwise. If its practical I'd really recommend doing this because you can usually keep it another day at least, more if you freeze it and over time you'll save a lot of money.

    Ethnic supermarkets are your friends for vegetables too. There's a large Indian and Pakistani population in the UK and you can usually get fruit and vegetables for much much less at Indian grocers than elsewhere. I'm sure there's an equivalent in the US, but it all depends on where you live. I live in a flat in a major city so everything is at my doorstep.

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    Walked into the store this morning. Cottage cheese was $1 for 2 cups, and Milk was $1.59 a gallon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unreal View Post
    Walked into the store this morning. Cottage cheese was $1 for 2 cups, and Milk was $1.59 a gallon.
    damn, awesome prices

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    Agreed, here I am paying 4.87 for 750g of cottage cheese and 3 times as much for milk...before 13% taxes.
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