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How do you lose weight when you're broke?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

I love to eat healthy, but we're flat out broke. I can't afford a lot of healthy food, and what I can afford goes to the kids so they can stay healthy. We're at the point where all we can afford is ramen and pork n' beans (not literally but we're just about to that point). Fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains aren't an option for us, and it sucks. Does anyone know what to do?

ETA: My dad bought a yearly membership to a local gym for me for Christmas. It's helped, but I want to eat healthy to progress the weight loss faster. I exercise five days a week at the gym and walk thirty minutes on weekends with the kids.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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MommyTo5Boys
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2013 at 10:53 AM

My weight loss menu consists of mostly multi-grain Cheerios or store brand Bran Flakes with 0% milk and tuna on lettuce leaves .... very cheap! 

LOTS of water ... FREE!!

And frozen veggies and plain chicken ... cheap!

Good Luck!



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SeelyGoose
by on Jan. 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Do you have the space to grow a garden? It's a cheaper way to have veggies. Even if you can't afford a lot of food you can still get healthy products. Go generic, cut a lot of coupons, and always check the weekly supermarket flyer.

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