MissJenaKay wrote: gain 7 pounds or more in 3 days
musculArgirl2 wrote:The daily goals help. I was just coming to post mine for the day.
Boss Man wrote:That diagram is misleading, as you've got quarters that aren't proper quarters, because they are disproportionate and the circle with he word Dairy in, is not the same shape as the quarters and it's difficult to ascertain it's purpose, within the context of an eating plan, because that could infer a little Dairy once a day, or a little Dairy now and then.
Ways to save money on food.
Baked Beans (I hate baked beans... :/)
Eggs (Got those)
Big Biscuit cereal, not little biscuits, flake, puffed or bran. The largest box size too, as it then is more cost effective, because you buy more product but don't pay for a tonne of extra packaging and you can easily monitor what you consume and workout when exactly you'll need more. (It's still expensive here, unless I go to Aldi, but that's an obnoxious trip into the Ghetto just for cereal)
2 for 1 deals, sometimes called B.O.G.O.F, (Buy One Get One Free). (I jump on those every chance I get.)
3 for 2 deals. (I jump on those whenever possible as well)
Fixed or "upto" Percentage deals. (I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about)
Bargain bin (For food?????)
Managers special (Never seen one)
Blue cross or red sticker (These either)
Sell by date stuff. Sometimes things on the sell or use by date get priced down. (I have a weird thing about "sell by" I use the sellby date as the expiration date)
Reduced to clear items. (I've never seen that on food)
Plain old haggling. (No such thing in Chicago)
Damaged goods at a reduced price, I.E. a carboard container with a tear in it, or a dented can, but be very careful to not make it look like you tampered with the goods. I've never seen any damaged packages on things I actually buy)
Downshifting. Essentially buying own brand product not branded. A cheaper option, but on edible goods it could be hit and miss taste wise. However on some basics like Pepper, Sea Salt, Milk, Eggs, expect little to no taste difference in an ownbrand, versus branded product. (I do this on everything that I can without sacrificing how it tastes.)
Comparison items. Use websites to compare prices. You might find two stores within easy reach of each other, so walk to one for most of what you need, then go somewhere local for a few lower priced bargains and get some added exercise. When I grocery shop, I can't actually afford to be walking too far since I have to carry EVERYTHING I buy. And groceries are so freaking heavy.)
You might only save $20 or less a year, but maybe quite a bit more, depending on the local stores nearby and how many lower price items they have, compared to the main one you use.
Maybe a bargain could be had at local markets, if there's any near you sometimes. People setting up stalls selling produce and flesh, at prices that don't come with middleman profits added on. I don't know your local area so I can't comment on such things.
Sometimes shops endorse a "give back what you don't use scheme", so someone gives back an uneaten tin of peaches, or an uneaten packet of Ham as examples, that are still within use by date and other people can have them for nothing or next to nothing, via I think some kind of tombola or lucky dip type selection method, or just a first come fist serve haggling basis.
Also shops with reward cards are good, for totting up points to redeem in the future, to claim 1 or 2 free items. I've got one of those cards for the store downstairs and there are a lot of deals you get just for having one.
Other ideas that might be useful to you.
1. Increasing Dairy a little. Danish scientists some years ago, tested peoples stools. One wek on a low Calcium diet, one week on a high Calcium diet, and the additional Dairy Calcium allowed more fat to bind and be excreted, potentially doubling what levels of fat could have been excreted before. (When milk is about $1.50 for a half gallon when it's on a SUPER sale, and when yogurt is over a dollar a piece for little 6oz cups, I'm not sure that I can afford to take in more dairy.)
I don't think this study evaluated Calcium from other sources, like Rice, Nuts, Peanuts, Soy, Grapefruit etc, just Dairy.
2. Soups are good. they expand the stomach, are filling and don't breakdown as easily, so they are more slower digesting. Many are good for Protein and Carbs, but take heed of Sodium levels and potentially avoid ones called "Cream Of". Some of these soups can be made in a microwave or by pouring hot kettle water on granulated contents, os no need necessarily for a stove and a pan to cook the soup. (I get burned out on soup REEEAL fast.)
Hopefully some or all of these things prove useful to you .
GOOD LUCK and try not to get too hung up on what you think happened. I'm in agreement with Becky, as I think you kneejerked .
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