>>1049150 I eat spinach, two types of fruits, smoked salmon, eggs, avocados, nan bread, and canned organic beans, dried pomegranate, unsalted nuts, and sometimes ribs from Costco every week. Runs be about $90 a week on food.
I live in Canada so food is fucking ridiculously expensive. Asparagus was at $8/pound the other day. Fruit is just as bad. Brick of cheese costs $10. Impossible to eat healthy and cheaply here. I hate it.
I shop at Asian markets, they often have stuff much cheaper than you could get it in normal supermarkets (e.g. Rice is like 60-70% cheaper than buying it at my local supermarket). There's also a big market where I live so I can always get fresh fruits, veggies and meat relatively cheaply (even cheaper if I try to haggle).
>>1049150 the body can live 30+ days without food and just water.
eating 3 meals a day is just a myth for americans to stuff there face in the food industry. Along with retarded ass holidays like thanksgiving,valentine's day, diamond wedding rings etc all bullshit to spend on useless shit.
Fuck that, humans have intentionally evolved themselves to eat grains and drink beer, that's why Inuit (Eskimos) have dry towns because they're bloodline didn't grow with alcohol and bread/pasta. If you're white eat it. High asians too, no pan faced island apes.
>>1049906 Nothing wrong with that but white people can consume more grains and milk than that. That's an adaptation from within the past 10,000 years or so. I think whole sprouted grains (like if you've ever had mana bread) and raw fresh milk are important though. World of difference between that stuff and supermarket crap.
I say white people not to be racist but I'm pretty sure other races can't digest lactose very well. >inb4 social construct
Grains are really not good for you. The idea we "evolved" to eat them is laughable as there has simply not been enough time between the agricultural revolution and now for a human to evolve anything. Grains really have no nutritional content worth noting. They provide calories to keep your body from cannibalizing muscle tissue, that is about it
There has been enough time for humans to evolve since then. It certainly hasn't happened though because getting fat from eating grains hasn't removed people from the gene pool in really high percentages.
Id say the percentage of diabetes cases among first world populations is pretty good proof that humans shouldnt be eating insane amounts of sugar and carbs (basically the same thing to your body)
Just because they can reproduce while missing their feet doesnt mean they have "evolved" 10k years btw is nothing for evolution. Add a zero to that and you can start to see real evolution. You need a minimum of 45 generations to see the signs of Microevolution, the smallest measure, and that only gives you tiny changes to the species. For true evolution you need anywhere from 150-200 generations.
Wouldnt you agree that if all fat people were executed before reaching reproductive maturity (and somehow this didn't change anyones behaviors) that in 3 or 4 generations you would have significantly less people with genes that make them grain intolerant?
Bad analogy but can you see what im saying anyway?
>>1049168 Second this for the costco chickens, only buy the frozen ones in big packs and then just pop it in freezer until you need. Chicken and rice, Chili, radishes, and pasta with beans added are all usualy very cheap.
I own a few shitty oil wells Ill sell oil directly to the highest bidder. We store it in 300bbl steel tanks that are worth a lot more than the oil though so youre going to have figure the storage out yourself. I suggest digging a pit and lining it with plastic thats your cheapest option.
I recommend this. Afghani/Indian stores, for vegetables, are most often way cheaper than any other. I ate well for £15 a week in East London. If you're buying processed goods buy in bulk/when on sale.
Only thing I don't like is sometimes you get racial prejudice, usually from blacks. This butcher at an Indian shop was a real nigger, used to click and mutter under his breath, and I'd never said anything to the cunt. Probably an illegal.
>>1049150 Take a month to work on it. It´ll be worth it.
Step one: Log everything related to food: everything you eat, everything you buy, and the prices of mostly everything healthy in your supermarket.
Step two: analyze the data. Find out that you´re spending a fuckload of money in some shitty thing you don´t even like that much. Find out that other thing that´s quite nice is surprisingly cheap. Determine how much you want to spend in food a month, and how much that means you can spend daily, so how much per meal. It´ll be of great help if you also know your nutrient needs. Carbs/protein/fat is enough, just have some fruit every now and then. See what ingredients will get you to those needs within your budget.
Step three: Learn to cook. Focus on recipes that use those ingredients. People love to throw 12 ingredients into a single recipe - avoid those, aim for 3-4 ingredients. 6 is OK for big pot things. A favorite of my SO is potatoes + beans + chicken meat + cheese. 4 ingredients, nutritious as fuck, has all carbs, proteins and fats. I prefer lentils + beans + carrots + peppers + tomatoes + maybe some meat. With some rice, a pot can feed me for a week and costs next to nothing per serving, specially if I ditch the meat.
Step four: narrow your diet. Sodas, precooked food, whatever shit you´re eating now. All out. It´s not just unhealthy, it´s also more expensive than actual healthy food. Live a few months on the minimum and don´t use too many spices. Focus on learning to cook and to appreciate flavors. I repeat: take a few months to learn to appreciate natural flavors. There´s a big chance you´re too spoiled by additives to enjoy actual healthy stuff.
Step five: broaden your diet. Pick an ingredient that would fit your diet, but you don´t like. Cook it in at least 3 different recipes before ditching it. I fucking hate eggs and I fucking hate potatoes, yet I love me a good Spanish tortilla (eggs+potatoes, maybe some onion).
>>1050571 Also, try to stick to that price limit in the first few weeks. You´ll get used to add more rice, lentils, beans, whatever cheap nutritive but somewhat plain tasting stuff you have available, and that means you can cut on more expensive ingredients.
After those first few weeks you can start juggling. It´s OK to have a meal that´s three times your goal price/meal if you usually stick under it.
And learn control portion. Specially with meat - it´s expensive and too delicious. I love a good steak, but that´s a luxury for those days between big pots of cheaper food. Generally I buy high quality meat and use only a little portion, thinly cut. While before I could wolf down 200 gr. of meat in a meal (even if it wasn´t the main ingredient), now I´m fine with 50 gr. It´s better quality, it tastes better, it tastes more (so it doesn´t really matter that it´s less amount because every little bite still fills the mouth with flavor), and in the end it´s still cheaper.
It´s somewhat annoying at the beginning, specially because most food tastes plain as hell, but after some time you just start rediscovering everything. Sometimes I boil a handful of lentils for dinner. That´s it - no spices, no other ingredients. Just lentils boiled for 20 minutes. And it´s fucking delicious, while a year ago I had to add something strong to them to enjoy them properly.
tl;dr Learn to cook, make it simple. Mediterranean and Japanese diets seem to be the best ones for your health, check out recipes and mix them. Try to keep a good carb/prot/fat balance.
>>1050578 That sounds like you just got out of home and your mom was buying yours yesterday.
You´re an adult. You eat what you want to eat, cooked and composed as you want. Details vary too much depending on your location, your nutrient needs and your taste, so we can only give you general guidelines.
Me, I eat pretty much everything, cooked in many different ways. You just need some experience. Do >>1050571
>>1050581 >>1050578 That anon is right on track. I don´t use yeast and cheese is too expensive here for weekly consumption, but the rest is pretty much spot on.
To be more specific, I eat mostly bread, rice, lentils, beans, peppers, tomatoes, milk, and chicken/pig/cow whatever´s on sale (often but very small portions). Second row is potatoes, onions, muesli, and a lot of veggies and fruit - mostly whatever´s in season because it´s always better and cheaper. Specially pumpkins and carrots (both great for soups and creams). Apples and grapes are usually the cheapest fruits.
Also olive oil. I´m Spanish, so that´s a staple. It´s healthy, packed with calories and fats. Shame I have to import it, but whatever, it´s still cheaper than buying it here.
I love fish, but now I´m living in the middle of Germany and it´s just bad here. I get some frozen fish from time to time to compensate, and eat tuna cans in salads.
My diet is mostly salads (either lettuce/tomato/tuna or the big one, which also has carrot, beetroot, corn, onion and schnitzel), different soups, and fried/baked veggies and meat with big rice/lentil/bean portions.
Often I just mix ingredients to make something new (which doesn´t always work...) or search recipes from different cultures to make/modify.
I also like to make frozen burritos for those lazy days. 2 hours of work and 12€ for 16 burritos, each one a full meal by itself.
I work at home, but my girlfriend goes out. When she needs to stay longer, I usually pack her a nice lunchbox. Today she got two handfuls of rice boiled then fried for a few seconds with soy sauce, plus some lightly fried carrots and prince beans with plenty of spicy because spicy makes food taste better even after it´s no longer warm. Also some homemade chicken meat coated in egg and then breadcrumbs, then fried (schnitzel? No idea how´s it in English). The rest of the egg went into a small omelette. Proportions are 1/3 rice, 2/6 veggies, 1/6 meat. Also an apple.
>>1050578 So to wrap it up, handling your diet is one of those high power, high responsibility things. You need to get creative and put some effort into it, and you´ll be hugely rewarded by the results. But we can´t just give you a specific plan with what you should eat at every moment every day because it´s just too fucking complex. And you should vary your diet or you´ll get burnt out. I don´t have any kind of plan, I eat whatever I feel like when I feel like. It´s a matter of keeping it reasonable and proportional. Some weeks it´s full blown meat and eggs, some weeks it´s only vegan.
I usually plan my meals for 2-4 days. Going shopping? OK. The next three days I´ll eat this one soup that I know gives six meals (me and gf). It´s cheap and veggie only, so I´ll also grab some meat to throw in a salad for dinner, and make sure I have enough for another six meals.
Then maybe I feel like having the salad for lunch and the soup for dinner, or like making something completely new with the ingredients I have. But generally I stick to that 2-4 day planning. I buy what I´m going to eat, and plan something new after I´m done. Sometimes I eat the same soup 5 times in a week, sometimes it´s small portions of many things and we eat something different every day.
I think that´s the best way. Plan to buy and cook, not to eat. Fuck preplanned weeks and months. What´s the point of deciding I´ll eat this or that next Sunday? Maybe I feel like something completely different. Better keep variety and learn to use well your ingredients and leftovers.
Some people just can´t be bothered, though. If that´s your case, I´d be up for a deal. I´ll do the study for you for a sum (well, and info about availability/needs), and for a monthly fee I´ll plan your daily meals for you, down to what to buy and exactly how to cook it so you have both direction and choice. maposincetobi at gmail dot com
>>1049150 Cheapest, healthiest? Whoever says "vegetables" is a grade-A moron, since your average vegetable is neither particularly healthy, nor very cheap for the amounts you need to eat. Most vegetables are just water.
Here's a super food, truly. Enjoy this world-renowned yet cleverly in-plain-sight secret of sages of old, and housewives alike: potatoes. Have a bunch of potatoes, and a multi-vitamin pill, and you'll be fine. Throw some chicken or whatever in there, and you'll be living like a king.
>>1049906 >2% dairy Shitskin weakling detected, please leave. I almost exclusively drink milk, about two liters a day on average. I pretty much only have cheese on my sandwiches, too. Are you triggered yet? Good, kill yourself.
>>1049168 >>1051581 >roasted chicken I don't know where you guys live, but here you can buy a fresh whole chicken cheaper than any other sort. Boil it with some seasoning, cook in an oven, very cheap. A bit of work cleaning it, but if you're looking for direct savings (i.e. don't count the time spent cleaning chickens) then that might be a good option.
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