All too often, people say it’s too expensive to eat healthy. In fact, according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, healthier diets cost $1.50 more per day compared to unhealthy diets. Although this may not seem like a lot, expenses add up and not everyone can afford to spend their finances on healthier dietary choices when they’re already struggling.
Well, we’re here to change your minds once and for all! Healthy foods can be affordable with a smart approach to food budgeting, planning, and shopping.
3 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
- Set a Weekly Grocery Budget – By allocating a set amount of funds each week for food, you will become more conscious about how much you are spending. The more you plan ahead, the easier it is to keep healthy eating in mind, because instead of a passive thought, you have turned it into an action.
- Start looking up fun, healthy food recipes the week before shopping – Look ahead on what healthy food recipes interest you. This, again, will make healthy food choices an active part of your daily routine, making you more likely to make smart choices. It will also get you excited about healthy food choices! You want to feel good about the decisions you are making so pump yourself up!
- Make a grocery list BEFORE you go grocery shopping – Making a list beforehand will help you stick to your budget. We’re not saying to ONLY buy what is on your list. Everyone has to make choices for themselves on what is best for them! However, we do think that the less items you impulsively buy the easier time you will have eating healthy.
How Soza Weight Loss Can Help
These are just some ideas on how to make eating healthy easier, but there are plenty more. Eating healthy is directly correlated to the health of your body, so keep with it! What is most important is changing your thinking habits, as positive thinking will help you stay hopeful and you’ll notice results sooner than you think.
Ready to transform your health and body? Call (504) 475-9817 to speak with a staff member today!