“Eating healthy is just too expensive!”
We all hear this one, and maybe we’ve even been guilty of saying it ourselves. And while it may be true that some trendy health foods are expensive, do you really get more for your money by eating fast foods or junk food choices?
Don’t believe me? Take a look at this article from NerdFitness.com (one of my new favorite websites) and discover the truth about all the “great” foods that you can get for cheap at those fast food restaurants…
It’s not exactly a secret that our culture is obsessed with size: Bigger is better.
Over the last few decades we’ve been eating and drinking more and more, and we developed the idea that a “good deal” means a lot of food. In other words, we tend to associate a deal by looking at the price per calorie.
“I got SOO many fries, what a great deal!”
Sure, you could buy pasta and ramen and live on mere dollars a day, but we want a game plan that doesn’t skip out on practically every macro and micronutrient – a strategy that builds Rebel Superheroes.
The aim will be to reshape the way you evaluate ‘good deals.’ Instead of price per calorie, we’ll be looking at the price per nutrient. We want the most nutrients for the least amount of money. The choices below will:
- Target nutrient dense foods, but understand that we’re looking for the most economical choices. If food A costs $10 and has 50 of nutrient x, we’ll pick food B instead, which only provides 45 of x but costs just $2.
- Limit our draw to ‘good caloric deals,’ avoiding nutrient deficient options such as white bread or ramen.
- Identify foods with high caloric AND nutritional value, for those currently trying to gain weight through strength training.
Let’s do this!
Please be sure to read the entire article right here…
My own nutrition philosophy is a bit different than what they talk about in that article. At the core, though, our takes on diet are not all that different at all. It all comes down to making smart choices and choosing superfoods and other whole foods instead of the processed junk that makes up the bulk of the typical American diet.
I made the change and it’s not as hard as you might think. And with the tips for buying great foods at the best prices that you’ll find in that post from NerdFitness.com, you’ll find that you can actually get a lot more great food for a few bucks than you would if you were to spend that same money on yet another value meal at your local fast food joint.