Who knew healthy food was so damn expensive? Not me, that’s for sure! In the past week I’ve spent twice my regular food budget, this whole ‘eating better’ kick is breaking the bank but I’m determined to stick with it. I may not be seeing huge results weight-wise but I feel so much better already so something is working and even if it’s just on the inside it’s worth it. I’ll warn you now this is going to be a picture heavy post but I thought I’d share with you some of my meals from the past week. This is as much as a reminder for me as it is for any of you looking for inspiration but if you’d like any more info on the recipes etc, let me know!
This week I bought my first pot of fat free yoghurt and have to say.. not loving it! I added fruit and it just made the fruit taste worse.. I think I’ll stick to plain strawberries in future. I am excited to try the Tone It Up pancake recipe but need to order some protein powder.. that’s another expense I’m putting off for now. I will admit I am the WORST for not trying foods but it’s now or never, if I can’t find fruits and vegetables that I like this diet will get old quick. There’s only so many green beans I can eat (haha). I’m branching out slowly though and bought rocket rather than iceberg lettuce (risky) and blackberries which I have a vague memory of enjoying in my youth and it turns out I like both so that’s a win. I don’t like Watermelon or Belvita breakfast biscuits though so y’know.. rough with the smooth and all that. I was sorely tempted to buy the Tone It Up diet plan a few days ago but seriously I am so picky with my food it would be total waste of money and for $150 I would want something tailored to me and my lifestyle/tastes so I know I’d regret the big spend. The food is expensive enough as it is so I’m still searching for a diet plan that suits me. I’m enjoying the exercise and am so much more motivated to get out walking again which I know wont make a HUGE difference but it just get’s me going whereas before I was so lethargic. Between the healthy eating and the getting off my arse I am feeling so much better. Tomorrow I will share my first weigh in and my measurements, I forgot them the last time I tried to do this and everyone said it was more important than the lbs so we shall just see.
How many of you are on a health kick right now?