Alittle advice for someone that doesnt have alot of money to spend on food
hi i have a question and i need some help. im starting this week on something new.. im going to try my best to start eating 5 times a day to speed up my metabolism and i am on a budget so i dont have alot of money to spend on food and stuff. well i need some advice so here goes...
BREAKFAST = i am gonna rotate .. example few days a week im going to eat a bowl of cereal and some other days im going to eat 3 egg subsitutes with 2 peices of turkey bacon with a 8oz glass of milk with 1 teaspoon of nustle quick in it...
LUNCH= either a ham sandwich . 2 peices of fat free turkey with some mustard and some light potatoe chips and some days a slimfast with a peice of fruit..
and i need some advice on two snacks aday .. i was wondering FRUIT or jello
anyone who knows about nutrition for helping someone lose weight i'd appreciate the help
DINNER= im not sure what im going to eat every night but heres some night.. im goiing to rotate chicken breast and a baked potatoe with extra lean meat with some rice and green onions chopped in the rice with a salad with some cheese and very few bacon bits and blue cheese dressing on top..
or some nights a lean cusine with a jello snack after it.. i checked the jello and my doctor said it wont hurt.. it has only has 60 calories and 15 calories from fat and 1.5g total fat with just 13g total carbohydrates..
Last edited by xjohnnyjohnsonx; 02-22-2009 at 12:05 PM.
Cheapest way is plan ahead and stay away from "convenience" foods.
I eat 5 to 6 times a day because I tend to overeat so I limit portion size. Plus I workout after 6pm and I don't like to w/o on a full stomach.
I recently did a 30 day single component food program. Staples were:
Eggs-whole unless your doc says you must have a substitute. Substitutes are very expensive.
Skinless, boneless chicken breast approx. $7/3 lbs. 6-8 meals.
Ground turkey-extra lean
Top round steak
Natural peanut butter
That's 7 proteins good variety
Veggies- buy fresh
I don't tolerate alot of fresh veggies so I would steam ahead sometimes not the tastiest but cheaper than frozen.
Broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, celery, carrots.
Stay away from bagged. The bottom of those bags are nasty and you'll end up throwing some away.
Carbs- fruits all fresh, potatoes white and sweet. Oatmeal-bulk not the packets. Prepared cereal look for Uncle Sam's, it is processed but whole wheat flakes and flax seeds nothing else.
Don't forget salsa, use it to season anything.
Look for sale items. For some reason blueberries have been on sale here for the past couple of weeks.
Start a fit-day account and track and weigh everything.
The first thing to do is read through builts links.
Personnally I'd rather spend two hours cooking on the weekend than open a package on tuesday.
Half an apple is always a better choice than a jell-o cup.
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