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    How much do you spend?

    I was wondering how much you guys spend on average a week for food. I myself spend about $120-$140 week.
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    The bill for me and Jessica is close to $300. I'd rather pay for good food than medical bills. We eat lots of organic meats. Lots of fruits and veggies. Good food is expensive. A cart full of garbage is cheap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vdizenzo View Post
    The bill for me and Jessica is close to $300. I'd rather pay for good food than medical bills. We eat lots of organic meats. Lots of fruits and veggies. Good food is expensive. A cart full of garbage is cheap.
    300 a week? holy crap. you should just buy the cows whole and invest in a good butchers knife

    My food is about 100 a week or so.
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    300 I envy you I wish I had the cash to spend that much!!! I eat all healthy food as well just not organic foods. I eat about 90% of the food for the week my g/f and daughter eat very little food, but I always wish there was more food in the house. My g/f always stocks up on non-parishables when there on sale like pasta, oatmeal, powerade, pasta sauce, ect. I want to get a second freezer to buy a bunch of meat whole sale to help save on some cash I hope to have one soon.
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    I'm pretty close to $300 a week for just me. That includes protein powder. I almost never
    Eat at home and don't eat fast food very often. I do buy some good stuff from the grocery store I
    Keep at work. It's expensive. Orgainic milk runs me 6 plus. Add in supplements like vitamins,
    Fish oil, Results, and it's more.

    Cigars aren't far behind. They are organic too.

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    About 100. I stuff my face all day long too(bulking.) Good thing milk is only 1.50 a gallon here.
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    We are drinking organic milk now also. My wife and I have not been on vacation in 5 years. We are homebodies. We'd rather eat well and feel good in our home, than eat crappy and look and feel crappy on some beach.


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    Me and my wife go about 150 per week. She cooks alot of home made meals that are cheap but go very far left over wise and are also very healthy.
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    I think I spend around $200/week on food.
    I try to eat as best I can and like stated above. Organic is damn expensive. Esp when you have to find the meats.
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    My gf and I spend around 100/week.

    This is on Long Island, where cost of living is high. I can't even imagine how you guys spend 300 a week?

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    5 dozen eggs, 2 gallons of FF milk, 2 loaves of bread, chicken, tuna, lean ground beef, lean dairy, veggies, fruits, pasta, cereal, nuts, oats, rice, PB. Usually 50-100 depending on how much fruits and vegetables I get.
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    My wife and I are around the $150 mark for the week. We cut a lot of cost for lunches and breakfast. She makes her lunch at home (she's a teacher) and I usually stick to either tuna or chicken breast for lunch. I often buy the cheap chicken breast and Monday I cook a week's worth of chicken and stick it in the fridge. Dinner she's usually cooking at home after school. Man can she cook too.


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    We do about $150 a week for my wife, me and our (almost) 3 year old. Biggest thing that saves money is making huges meals so that I have leftovers. I spend less than $10 a week eating out b/c of this.
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    For food only my Girlfriend and I probably spend about $80-110/wk depending on meals. If you add in supplements that would be an additional $35-40/wk. Weekly total for everything (two people) would be $125-150.
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    About $250 per week for my family (wife and two kids). Although the way my son is growing I may have to double that number!
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    My wife and I have a budget of 150 per MONTH. We're low on cash right now since with the cancer she hasn't been able to find a job.

    We're hoping that she can get a job soon (maybe by March) and then we can maybe buy a little more.

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    Between $120-$180 at the grocery store per week. That is for my girlfriend and I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magilla View Post
    About $250 per week for my family (wife and two kids). Although the way my son is growing I may have to double that number!
    Magilla,

    I hear ya bro... I have a wife(4) chaps and I est. we spend at least $300-350 most weeks.

    We try to eat heathly for the most part aside from the snacks for the kids(pop-tarts, cereal, etc.) Supplements... What's that???

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    Wow this thread makes me feel poor. Cost of living here is cheap though. me and wife spend just over 50 bucks on food, but I haven't been eating the best lately, and boss buys me lunch many days, and we don't often go out to eat. I used to spend more just on my self for groceries.

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    I only spend about 100 a week, but I buy my meat in bulk from my department on campus. Its so cheap. I go through pounds and pounds of cheap steak every week.

    I also don't buy organic. I've never seen any scientific research to back up the hype that its healthier, so I'd rather spend my money on conventionally grown and save a few bucks. Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmanuel View Post
    I only spend about 100 a week, but I buy my meat in bulk from my department on campus. Its so cheap. I go through pounds and pounds of cheap steak every week.

    I also don't buy organic. I've never seen any scientific research to back up the hype that its healthier, so I'd rather spend my money on conventionally grown and save a few bucks. Just my 2 cents.
    Organic can mean about 10 different things depending on the company, too.

    My girlfriend spends around 600/month on food for the both of us. Food is a little more money in Canada I found, but it may not be a big difference these days.
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    I spend about 100/week, including supps. Can some of you detail what you are eating on an a daily basis? Im curious to see how many calories you are taking in and from what foods.

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    Agree. He eats more than me, though. I'd say I spend roughly $150-200 per week on food. Maybe a little more if we eat out more often.
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    We spend about 250/ week on food, another 50/week on supplements

    I don't eat anything like what I used too. I think I'm getting old or something.
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    Maybe $40-$50 per week, depending on whether I splurge on a couple candy bars... but then again I'm single, live alone, and am 146lbs, and have no interest in getting bigger... Eggy weggs are cheap, too, so that helps.

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