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by 2435 · 2 minutes ago

I have been using money as an excuse to get fat and bloated and miserable. I need a whole 30, and I need reassurance that it can be done on a tight budget.

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cerement 0 · April 30, 2012 at 4:21 AM

For shopping and budget: Paleo Poor: Your Guide to the Grocery Store by Whole9 For recipes, check out Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed, a whole book of Whole30 approved recipes (couldn't find the link, but she does have a sample available for download... (more)

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by 531 · 2 minutes ago

What do you think of the idea of drinking olive oil, say 400 calories' worth, at night if I'm still hungry? It's the cheapest calories I can get that seems reasonably healthy.

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VB 0 · April 26, 2012 at 5:24 AM

If I were you, I would have no more than one tablespoon or two. And you can add some shredded carrot. And sesame seeds. And it's a salad! Or you can add some baked/roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips. And beets. Just don't drink too much or it.... (more)

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by 557 · 4 minutes ago

I am a college student and like a lot of people.. my budget is limited. I don't buy any vegetables unless they are potatoes or cabbage to make saurkraut. Thinking about my diet/the plant/my wallet two questions come to mind. Why should i buy... (more)

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Otto 0 · April 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I'm quite baffled reading this AND seeing people agreeing on it.. I mean, eating fish & meat is very healthy, but with not eating vegetables you are missing more than half of your vitamins, anti-oxidants and God knows what beneficial stuff is... (more)

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by 1443 · 5 minutes ago

Of course it's possible. By milk, I mean only cow milk, not goat milk, butter, or heavy cream. It's sad because I virtually cannot go to any restaurants, nor eat anything pre-cooked or processed in the stores. I squeezed out a meal plan that's... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 15, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Ground beef and eggs save me constantly. I eat eggs and various beef hashes by the end of every semester as I run out of money. By April, I'm eating: Breakfast: 3 eggs, steamed green beans with butter and bacon crumbled on top (crumbling makes it... (more)

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by 210 · 6 minutes ago

Alrighty, so just as a disclaimer, before I started making my switch over to start becoming more of a strict primal eater (def more primal than paleo), the majority of my fridge already made up of mostly nearly paleo/primal foods (meat, fish,... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · March 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM

It sounds like you are on the right track! Some advice: -Hit up farmers markets, watch sales, buy what is in season -Buy in bulk (while only buying what you know you will use) -Consider sharing a large purchase of grass fed meat with a friend... (more)

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by 172 · 6 minutes ago

Hi folks!! I'm looking for advice on a few issues. It has been awhile since my last post, so a little update. My family (husband, daughter, myself) moved in with my parents in January. Husband pulled his head mostly out of his ass concerning... (more)

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Bloop 0 · March 23, 2012 at 10:10 PM

I think you need to pick your battles. Some battles are easier than others, that's for sure! Here is a list of ideas for you: Your mom eats grain-fed meats? Well, that's not the worst thing you can eat! Maybe eat the grain-fed during this... (more)

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by 824 · 7 minutes ago

I am a student with a limited budget looking to purchase grassfed beef for it's health benefits. Due to money constraints, I will most likely purchase ground grassfed beef in bulk since it has the lowest cost/lbs. I understand that ground beef... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Find a farmer near you who raises grass fed cattle. Ask for the cuts that are cheapest and/or no one else wants. E.g., shank, round, chuck roast, arm roast, heart, tongue, oxtail, etc. Any of these can make a really good stew with some... (more)

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by 1683 · 10 minutes ago

Hey all! So I am currently out of work and living off my student loans, and let me tell you it is SUPER easy to go over budget on Paleo. When it comes to my meats I can no longer afford strictly grass-fed beef....the only place I can get it costs... (more)

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wildwabbit 0 · February 12, 2012 at 4:34 AM

If you can't afford grass-fed beef, don't sweat it, because who really can? Go with the highest quality you CAN afford. If all you can afford is standard store-bought grain-fed beef, then go with that, its still better than the alternative. I... (more)

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by 554 · 17 minutes ago

I am on a severe food budget - approx $330 a month for 4 people (2 adults, 2 preschool boys growing like weeds). I am trying to go as paleo as possible within that budget. My hubby will join me... eventually (has a serious cereal habit, but we... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 28, 2011 at 3:26 AM

Looking at your list I have a few suggestions. Coconut flour is a fun ingredient for making paleo treats, but it's not exactly a nutritional powerhouse and it is very expensive. I would skip that. Because you are buying conventional meats rather... (more)

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by 1373 · 18 minutes ago

Suppose I couldn't cut costs from my 77 bucks a week of ground beef, fish, and sweet potatoes. Give me examples of Paleo lifestyle changes for people on a budget - examples that enhance our lives and bring them more into line with what our... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 19, 2011 at 3:58 PM

You've already given yourself lots of good answers. There are lots of ways you can simplify your life and cut costs in ways that will enhance your paleo lifestyle. Some suggestions: Drop cable/satellite Don't turn on any lights after the sun... (more)

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by 153 · 25 minutes ago

Hello! I've been paleo for about two and a half months now..yay me! I am a college student on a budget so I have about $40 a week for food. I'm wondering what some of your staple meals r that would last for a few days? Also I can't do eggs that... (more)

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CS 0 · August 29, 2011 at 3:38 AM

Dude, make a meatza. 2 pound ground beef = $10 2 eggs = 60 cents sauce = > $1 veggies and spices = couple bucks I don't do the dairy thing, but you could make it even "better" buy throwing some fresh mozzarella or feta cheese on there. I make... (more)

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by 199 · 27 minutes ago

I have been Paleo for 6 months, never eating gluten, but now my family and I are in a bind. For 2 months I have only a $50/week budget for all food, and there are 6 of us. The rest of my family refuses to give up bread, so I will break into our... (more)

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being 0 · August 07, 2011 at 12:38 AM

thats not very much money. think outside of the food buying economy. *do you have a yard, or any outdoor space? its fairly easy to grow some food in a pretty small space without a lot of skill. a friend of mine in a studio apartment in... (more)

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by 836 · 27 minutes ago

For the bodybuilders out there who have to get in more protein that most people, what do you do to stay on budget? I live in Korea and the price of meat is rather expensive compared to North America, when you buy at the grocery store. Pork used... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · August 01, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I would say go with what's cheap. In the US, chicken is pretty cheap and rotisserie chickens are convenient. If you have access to the seafood you say you do, I'd use that. Eggs are a great source of protein. I wouldn't get too stressed out about... (more)

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by 85 · 28 minutes ago

I've been following the 30 day meal plan from 'Everyday Paleo' with my family, and the recipes are great, but gosh, it's expensive. Since going Paleo we've gone from eating meat 2-3 times a week to 2-3 times a day, and we're consuming about 5... (more)

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mth_1 0 · July 23, 2011 at 2:44 AM

If you can't afford to go all the way, then go paleo as far as you can afford. I'm not advocating grain and I am not saying feed your family grain, but think of it this way; you were probably feeding your family grain at 3 meals a day plus snacks... (more)

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by 3313 · 28 minutes ago

I currently eat 4 meals but I'm about to bump up to 5 because I want to see if it helps me gain some strength in the gym (and maybe a tad more padding on my cheekbones). Here's a typical Paleo day for me: Drink well-water. Jog 1 mile with my... (more)

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Todd 0 · July 17, 2011 at 4:12 PM

If you tolerate it well, you could easily add some white, or basmati rice for a big, cheap source of calories. If you dont tolerate the rice, white and sweet potato are solid options. I prefer white, but mix in sweet as well. You can always find 5... (more)

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by 78417 · 31 minutes ago

What are your 5 must have affordable food options? Looking for new affordable foods... (Please don't include veggies or butter) Mine might look this: Ground Beef Chicken Breast Chuck Roast Almond Milk Eggs (more)

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CulinaryCaveGirl 0 · June 13, 2011 at 11:26 PM

BONES (to make home made bone broth)

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by 50 · 38 minutes ago

I love paleo and feel better the more paleo I eat, but it can be expensive. There are a lot of tips available on how to save money on paleo, but I haven't found any info on what it costs the average person to eat paleo for a month. The reason I... (more)

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amanda_1 0 · February 27, 2011 at 1:31 AM

My boyfriend and I spend around $350/month, not because our money is going elsewhere, but because we don't have any. (When I say that I am not being melodramatic--our combined AGI last year was just over $12,000.) A large chunk of this budget... (more)

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by 12174 · 39 minutes ago

There are lots and lots of threads dealing with "paleo on a budget". However, I'm interested to hear from folks who have faced a sudden budget shift. Maybe you: Found the house of your dreams and are now paying more for your mortgage than you... (more)

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Cheryl___Diabetes_Bootcamp 0 · January 28, 2011 at 10:33 PM

When I was laid off, Whole Foods was no longer on my shopping list. I have a Trader Joe's in my neighborhood, so I started paying attention to their deals, and I also paid attention to the many farmer's markets in my area. I started buying... (more)

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by 922 · 39 minutes ago

Inspired by the eating out thread, I just wanted to check in and let any of my fellow Paleo family know about this supremely cost-effective Paleo Menu Hack for dining at Chipotle. I have something of a famous menu hack on my resume already,... (more)

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Jack_Kronk 0 · December 23, 2011 at 3:36 PM

This is good stuff, and Chipotle is one of my favorite places, but ever since I found out that they put soybean oil in everything, I have gone there much less. They even have it in the oh-so-delicious barbacoa beef, which I used to eat all the... (more)

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by 451 · 42 minutes ago

I'm thinking of purchasing Mark Sisson's Damage Control Master Formula. I'm looking for something that will help with my low energy levels and kick start some weight loss, as well as promote good health, but $129 is way too much to spend on a... (more)

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Kamal 0 · September 26, 2010 at 6:39 PM

This is one of the most overpriced supplements around. Not knocking Mark Sisson; I love his articles and his enthusiasm. But look at the nutrition facts label, and see what you're getting for $129/month: -Vitamin megadoses (not necessary,... (more)

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by 1229 · 44 minutes ago

I have been thriving on a vlc paleo diet, and I do wholeheartedly believe that the paleo diet is the healthiest that I can offer to my family. I am, however, finding it very hard to keep up my high standards of where my meat comes from, from a... (more)

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Laura_2 0 · June 17, 2010 at 6:12 AM

Generally speaking, I go for grass-fed meat and I get regular veggies. I try and wash them really well, and I'm sure there are studies out there on the nutrition of organic veggies vs. pesticide plastered ones, but in my non-educated opinion, the... (more)

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by 1972 · about 1 hour ago

Our healthy ancestors didn't dress the way that is fashionable in the West today. It is not that hard to wear a bathrobe at home, but I would risk being called "the Dude" in public. Any tips for public paleo clothing? I have found these expensive... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · March 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM

I can't believe that nobody has mentioned Utilikilts yet. I bought one last year and love it. Very comfortable, practical, and attractive. I wore it hiking and hunting quite a lot last fall; the cargo pockets will comfortably hold a ruffed... (more)

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by 240 · about 1 hour ago

For those of us who are on a budget or do not have access to pastured meat, what would be some good strategies? One could for instance buy lean conventional beef and complement it with pastured butter and cream and/or pastured eggs, chicken and... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · February 18, 2010 at 2:31 AM

I am totally poor, right above the poverty line, and I eat paleo and only pastured meat. The secret is trying to get deals on meat and eating less popular cuts. I am a member of a meatshare, which means I pool money with people to buy a... (more)

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by 11478 · about 1 hour ago

Is Crossfit the best overall value in cross-training programs, or is there something better out there? Or is it better to save $ and design your own program?

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Mike 0 · February 16, 2010 at 3:16 PM

While not exactly a "Paleo" question, I'm not surprised it popped up.As a Crossfitter trainer, I can easily state it's one of thee best programs out there for general physical preparedness (GPP) and overall functional fitness. I adopted it years... (more)

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by 47 · about 24 hours ago

I rather enjoy liver, but where I live it's still almost $5 a pound for the non-organic, non-pasteured beef liver, and $3 for chicken. I'd have to pay $12-$15 per pound for the good stuff.We only have a budget of about $200 per month for groceries... (more)

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Yuki 0 · July 20, 2014 at 5:20 AM

@Glib - I do live in the US, but I live in San Diego. We have a huge paleo population, meaning that all the grass-fed and free-range meat within miles and miles is highly sought-after and pricey stuff. I've googled free range chicken farms in the... (more)

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