Candy Cane wrote:Just wondering if any of these things really do work?
organ wrote:they're work. It depend on what ingredients in the diet pills. for example Hoodia Gordonii.
Leafar the Lost wrote: It is more expensive to buy healthy foods. It is far cheaper to buy McDonalds or 7-11 snacks.
bec wrote:Leafar the Lost wrote: It is more expensive to buy healthy foods. It is far cheaper to buy McDonalds or 7-11 snacks.
Honestly, I don't understand this mentality. It costs about $1 (give or take) for a head of lettuce. Figure another $1-2 for some other veggies to toss with the lettuce. That will feed my family healthy vegetables for 2 days (plus a lunch for me. I have 5 people in my family. That comes to $4 to feed 11 servings of veggies. That's $.36 per person. Say I serve baked chicken. I'll bake a lot of chicken breasts, so I don't have to cook every night. Figure around $12 of chicken, that will last 2-3 nights, plus lunch for me for 2 days. That's 17 servings. That comes to $.70 per person. I really like Quinoa, so that is probably the biggest expense. That is probably around $3/night (5 servings). That comes to about $.60 per person. Add it together and a good, healthy, SB meal costs around$1.66 per person. Let's be extravagant, and say I purchased some out of season fruit for desert, and make that $2.66 per person. I highly doubt that McDonald's can beat that for value.
bec wrote:True, I do SAH, however, I buy in bulk and when there are sales. When chicken breasts are on sale for under $2/pound, I stock up. I buy in season produce, which makes it cheaper. I have a little one that requires a lot of my time and attention, not to mention shuttling children to various activities, schools, etc. So, while you may think I have all day to prepare dinner, I really don't. I cook in larger batches and freeze and reheat, I use the crockpot a lot. These are all things that anyone can do. Buying convenience foods and fast food isn't healthy, and isn't cheaper. I live in a major metropolitan area. Food is quite expensive, although, not as expensive as some areas of the country, I realize. For the record, I have a neighbor who is a single, working mom of 4 kids, and manages on a similar budget. I'm not unique, nor am I overly indulged. Healthy, nutritious, fresh foods are options.
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