Healthy Eating On A Budget | Stephen Colecough PT
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Healthy Eating On A Budget

Healthy Eating On A Budget

Healthy eating can be a massively tricky task at the best of times.

But trying to do it on a budget?

That’s the real challenge.

Not everyone has a lot of money to be able to eat as well as they’d like, but you still need to find some way to try and help your body get the right fuel.

To try and provide you with some tips to help with this, we’re going to be looking at how you can eat healthily on a budget.

Look in the reduced section

Supermarkets have a reduced section.

There’s a whole host of reasons why this is the case.

Things might have a shorter shelf life, the packaging might be damaged, or there’s some other reason why they can’t sell the item for full price.

Thankfully, that’s good for you.

It means that you can pick up a good selection of fruits, vegetables and the occasional meat without having to spend a fortune, which makes budgeting that bit easier.

In some cases, you do have to hunt around for the products, but when you find them it’s easy to pick up a lot of bargains all at once.

Go for quality over quantity

One high quality meal is better for you than three really bad ones.

A lot of people nowadays don’t actually eat three meals a day – they instead eat one or two and make them really good meals.

Prepare enough food that you won’t be hungry for hours afterwards.

You’ll save money in the long term because you have less times in which you need to eat.

Avoid junk food

The problem with junk food is that it’s cheap.

It’s easy to walk into a McDonalds and pick up a lot of food for not a lot of money.

The problem with this is that you’re not eating in a healthy manner.

It’s really important that you try and avoid junk food when you’re on a budget.

It may be cheaper and this more tempting, but you’ll really come to regret it if you just wind up putting weight on or not feeling like you’re getting the right kind of vitamins and nutrients, which is really a terrible feeling to experience.

Overall, these are just a few of the different things that you can do to budget and still eat in a healthy way.

We appreciate that it’s a real test of your creativity and temptation when there’s not a lot of money for healthy food.

It’s best to focus on things like fruits and vegetables as opposed to expensive items like meat.

Junk food, sweets and chocolate should definitely be avoided as well, because they will do you no good and will instead be responsible for weight gain.

It’s going to be difficult.

But eventually, it’ll be worth it.

When you’re healthy, happy and have a lot of energy, you’ll be glad that you were sensible with a diet.

It’s all too easy to eat poorly, but you’ll regret it if you do.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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