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June 19, 2012 9:00 PM
I can't afford to buy healthy food, let alone food in general. What do I do?
June 19, 2012 9:54 PM
If you can't afford "food in general" I suggest that this may not be the time to diet.

ETA: lentils. So good.
Edited by bm99 On June 19, 2012 9:57 PM
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June 19, 2012 9:56 PM
Frozen veggies, brown rice, dry beans, boneless skinless chicken breast are all fairly inexpensive
June 19, 2012 9:59 PM
You could ask your parents to buy some healthier foods, If you can't cook then you should learn to cook because you'll have more options if you can cook for yourself. Eat smaller portions of the same food you already eat and make sure you take vitamins.
  11908062
June 19, 2012 10:00 PM
If you can afford the internet, you can afford healthy food.
June 19, 2012 10:02 PM
Eggs, peanut butter and bread. Beans and rice. Spaghetti.
  5978
June 19, 2012 10:03 PM
If you're going to lie about your age to get on an 18+ site, be consistent. It says you are only 17?

Ask your parents to buy healthier foods or ask if you can go with the shopper. If they won't stop buying crap, use portion control. You can still lose weight eating crap within your calorie goals, although obviously healthy food will take you a lot farther as far as general health and wellness.
  17422854
June 19, 2012 10:05 PM
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If you can afford the internet, you can afford healthy food.


I'm at my aunts house using her internet.
June 19, 2012 10:06 PM
Shop at Walmart.

haha jk.
1. There's always sales on dairy the day before it will expire (it's 50% off). Look for that.
2. You could grow your own vegetables.
3. Coupons. Print them off before you go to the store.
4. Plan out your meals for the week BEFORE you shop, so you end up using everything that you buy and nothing will go to waste.
5. Find expired items in the store and you'll often be given a free food item.
6. Buy in bulk (as long as you know you'll eat it). Costco or Sam's Club is often cheaper than anywhere else.
7. Often canned and frozen fruits and veggies are cheaper than fresh.
8. Check out the sales in produce.
June 19, 2012 10:07 PM
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You could ask your parents to buy some healthier foods, If you can't cook then you should learn to cook because you'll have more options if you can cook for yourself. Eat smaller portions of the same food you already eat and make sure you take vitamins.


My mom is unempolyed so we're on food stamps. When i ask her to buy healthy things like fruits and stuff she's hesitant. :/ I'm looking for a job right now so this will be a lot easier. Finding a job is difficult, ya know? lol And i can cook simple things.
June 19, 2012 10:09 PM
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You could ask your parents to buy some healthier foods, If you can't cook then you should learn to cook because you'll have more options if you can cook for yourself. Eat smaller portions of the same food you already eat and make sure you take vitamins.


My mom is unempolyed so we're on food stamps. When i ask her to buy healthy things like fruits and stuff she's hesitant. :/ I'm looking for a job right now so this will be a lot easier. Finding a job is difficult, ya know? lol And i can cook simple things.


Rice, beans, frozen fruits and veg, lentils. Fruit doesn't have to be fresh, neither does vegetables.
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June 19, 2012 10:14 PM
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You could ask your parents to buy some healthier foods, If you can't cook then you should learn to cook because you'll have more options if you can cook for yourself. Eat smaller portions of the same food you already eat and make sure you take vitamins.


My mom is unempolyed so we're on food stamps. When i ask her to buy healthy things like fruits and stuff she's hesitant. :/ I'm looking for a job right now so this will be a lot easier. Finding a job is difficult, ya know? lol And i can cook simple things.


Rice, beans, frozen fruits and veg, lentils. Fruit doesn't have to be fresh, neither does vegetables.


Thanks!

Do you know any good exercises I can do that doesn't involve running or walking? I sprained my ankle
June 19, 2012 10:14 PM
you can do it.. rice, beans. peanut butter, tuna.... its all doable... fruit and veggies - cheaper to buy as you eat...some people tend to get too much and wind up throwing it out.... YOU can do it..
  23553823
June 19, 2012 10:17 PM
Thank you! I'm going to try that. Also, I need to find a balance in how much I eat.
June 19, 2012 10:18 PM
Oh! Canned Tuna Fish. It's some of the leanest meat around and for meat it is really cheap. Half of a can makes a good addition to a meal- it provides a ton of protein (which is often expensive) and hardly any calories.

Potatoes are cheap.
June 19, 2012 10:18 PM
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You could ask your parents to buy some healthier foods, If you can't cook then you should learn to cook because you'll have more options if you can cook for yourself. Eat smaller portions of the same food you already eat and make sure you take vitamins.


My mom is unempolyed so we're on food stamps. When i ask her to buy healthy things like fruits and stuff she's hesitant. :/ I'm looking for a job right now so this will be a lot easier. Finding a job is difficult, ya know? lol And i can cook simple things.


Ya I know its hard to find a job, since you are on food stamps and I have had friends on food stamps, but am not really aware of what types of products food stamps work with I can't really give you any advice. I can only tell you that to diet you would have to eat smaller portions, and if cabbage is allowed you should try to eat that, and if you have chicken it would help if you boiled it and or take the skin off and do not use a lot of ketchup or things like that.
  11908062
June 19, 2012 10:19 PM
Some small weights. Upper body toning is good, burns calories, and you keep off your ankle.
  4714382
June 19, 2012 10:22 PM
Just keep track of calories and macros in the "unhealthy" food you buy.
June 19, 2012 10:23 PM
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Oh! Canned Tuna Fish. It's some of the leanest meat around and for meat it is really cheap. Half of a can makes a good addition to a meal- it provides a ton of protein (which is often expensive) and hardly any calories.

Potatoes are cheap.


:O I can't eat fish or seafood. The thought of it makes me want to throw up haha
June 19, 2012 10:24 PM
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Some small weights. Upper body toning is good, burns calories, and you keep off your ankle.

Yes! I really need some upper arm strength.
June 19, 2012 10:25 PM
Even local food banks have many healthy options. Check it out.
June 19, 2012 10:29 PM
Some great suggestions! One of my favs that is easy on the pockets is a big bag of 100% Oats.
  8476101
June 19, 2012 10:31 PM
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Some great suggestions! One of my favs that is easy on the pockets is a big bag of 100% Oats.


What's that?
June 19, 2012 10:39 PM
Quaker 100% Whole Grain Quick Oats. A 2.5kg bag is less than $5, and lasts me over a month (and that includes atleast one meal a day and using it for baking cookies and muffins throughout the month). Super healthy and super versatile :)
  8476101
June 19, 2012 10:47 PM
I'm in the same boat with you girlie...we're also on food stamps! Or so I was a coupe of weeks ago...The 99cent store has saved my life! They have a fresh produce section now and it's so great! Just this week I got two packs of strawberries, a head of lettuce and cabbage, blue berries, raspberries, bannas a pear and a baby watermelon and each one was a dollar! tuna runs around 60cents a can, you can get yogurt apple sauce and string cheese from the 99cents store girl! JUST GO VISIT ONE! After the 99cents store we head to the regular grocery store where we get chicken and ground turkey which are pretty inexpensive.

EDIT: And for workouts use youtube, I'm currently doing a free 90day system called befit in 90 on youtube. but since you've sprained your ankle you can still check out their channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BeFit, and just do the arms abs and chest workouts. Hope this helps.
Edited by ProjectTae On June 19, 2012 10:50 PM
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