Can you afford (not) to Eat Healthy Foods?
It’s a common misconception that a Paleo diet is expensive; that it can’t be done on a tight food budget. That’s not true. But it is one reason (or an excuse?) many people use for not going on a Paleo diet.
The Paleo Diet is not more expensive than a regular diet. Yes, some of the foods do cost a lot of money.
But you can actually save money because you won’t be buying beer, wine, soda, milk, cheese, crackers, cookies, pie, cake, bread, ice cream and ultra-processed junk foods loaded with sugar and trans fats.
During the weight loss phase of your Paleo diet you’ll likely pack your own lunch and you’ll cut way back on eating out.
Just think about how much money all that adds up to.
It”s true, good food is expensive. But a poor diet and crappy food is expensive too. It costs you plenty:
- Your health
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Maybe, your life
Can you afford not to eat healthy foods?
The (Right) Answer is Simple
Go 100% Paleo until you reach your goal. No cheating, not even once. Then, you can stay 100% Paleo, or you can do what I do. Eat 85 % Paleo and 15% non-Paleo.
Buy What You Can Afford
Many people think they have to eat grass fed beef and organic foods on a Paleo diet. You don’t. If you can’t afford those higher prices, then, you can’t. It’s as simple as that. Don’t let that get in your way of getting healthy. Make the best choices you can for your economic circumstances. Because, you still gotta eat, right?
So, what are you going to do? Continue eating all the foods that are not working for you, or change?
The beauty of the Paleo diet is it’s simple. Simple is not to be confused with easy. There are many sacrifices you’ll have to make. But there are tons and tons of delicious things to eat.
Bacon and eggs every day, fresh vegetables every day, fresh fruit and nuts every day. It’s not that hard! And it’s not that expensive. Here are some tips and tricks from people who’ve written books titled, Paleo on a Diet. Five of the books are free for the Kindle Edition.
Buy in Bulk
I buy a lot of my food at Costco. They carry a variety of organic (and gluten-free) foods at reasonable prices. But you know what? Their non-organic foods are good too, and their prices are reasonable.