Everyone thinks eating healthis super expensive, when it’s really not.
If you ever find yourself asking why the burger and fries from *insert fast food place here* is $1.99 and the salad from the same place is $7… there’s 2 reasons:
1. The burger and fries are of the CHEAPEST quality they can be and still be considered food.
2. The salad is actual food and real ingredients. And they mark it up because they pay more for REAL FOOD.
To counteract that, stop making your nutrition choices in a fast food place!
Go out and go food shopping for yourself.
A bag of salad is $3 (split into 2)
Healthy dressing $3 (split into about 6)
Family pack of protein $1.99-$2.49lb (split into 4 / lb)
So, per meal, you can have an actually healthy salad for $2.50 (make it $3 for added veggies)
Multiple that by 5, and you have 5 lunches for maximum $12 total.
Now, I know people that spend that, easily, on lunch everyday! And it’s doing their body no good. Ordering out, drive through, fast food, is either cheaper quality food or overpriced because that store has to make a profit.
You can do the same math for Breakfast and Dinner.
Eating healthy is expensive? But, you just spent $6 on a coffee that 800 calories. When you could of brought a dozen eggs, potatoes, spinach for $9, and that would last a week….
When you cook for yourself, eating healthy is not expensive.
And even if you do go out and buy healthier options while you’re out, and spend $10. Don’t say it’s expensive. Flip the mindset around and say it’s an investment in your body.
We say eating healthy is expensive because it’s an easy excuse to use to go eat fast food. Taking the easy option.
Eating healthy is as expensive as you want to make it. Saving money requires a little more effort. But, is it not worth it?
Is being healthy not worth the exter dollar or the extra hour meal prepping your lunch.
Stop making excuses for why you eat the way you do and take responsibility for your actions.
Your life. Your choices.