With the cost of living so high, we’re all looking for ways to save on essentials, namely food. The cheapest, most convenient options are often the unhealthiest, but you can fuel your body with the right foods, even on a budget.
Smaller portions and eating slower
If you’re trying to lose weight, you should be in a calorie deficit, so practice portion control to save yourself from overeating and to lower your calorie count. To get a head start on portion control, it’s a good idea to meal prep. Meal prepping allows to count your calories ahead of time, relieving some of the stress surrounding accuracy of calorie counting.
Put a little bit of extra effort into everything that you do. If you use the dryer, hang your clothes out on the line, take the stairs not the lift, if you use the dishwasher, wash up by hand! And maybe scrub a little harder than you normally would. Sitting down to watch TV? Stand up, stretch and have a little walk around mid-way through, just keep your body moving regularly.
Eat more slowly
Limit distractions. If you’re eating dinner while you’re browsing through social media, you may find yourself eating more quickly than you would without distraction. Just focus on your meal. Your body takes about 20 minutes to recognise its full, so eating more slowly will make sure you’re not overeating. Plus, we guarantee you will enjoy your food much more!
Purchasing frozen foods helps to make them last longer. Fresh produce obviously has a much shorter time frame in which it can be consumed. Buying frozen veggies gives you multiple meals without spending too much. When you’re trying to lose weight on a budget you want to eat well, and you can find healthy frozen meals that have adequate nutrition and are diet friendly.
Back to clean eating basics
If you’re cooking your own meals, do it from scratch! When you make meals with the individual ingredients you know the number of calories you’re consuming. It’s going to be the most accurate way of determining the nutrition of the meal.
Meal prep & Leftovers
Cook more! When making dinner, make enough for 2-3 days at least, you can whack it into the freezer and eat it days later, it saves you time, money and the stress surrounding what you’ll have to cook when you get home from work!
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Healthy snacks exist! The best kinds of foods you want to be snacking on are those that are both nutritious and affordable. Foods high in fibre are your best bet because they will keep you fuller for longer. Increasing satiety is a pro tip for anyone on a diet, being fuller for longer is going to stop you from overeating.
Tip: Foods Like eggs and chicken are loaded with protein and they are cheaper protein options!
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