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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

So, I'm definitely what you'd call a hardgainer. This circumstance was not helped by my recent, brief bout of homelessness, during which I dropped 8 kg. I'm in a more stable position right now, but money is still a concern, and I'm trying to save... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Eggs are very cheap source of protein. Add in a can of sardines once a week for n3s and you're set. Butter as you've discovered is great too. If you have a crockpot or a pot you can watch and simmer, try to get very tough cheap cuts of meat and... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

In a couple of months I'll become a student and have to be stricter with my money. What should I prioritize to buy to get the most nutritional value for my bucks? Eggs of course, green leafy veg, coconut oil, avocado are staples, but maybe some... (more)

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raydawg 0 · June 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Try to get some liver, sardines, egg yolks (you can even throw out some of the whites). If you're able to use a crockpot, you could get whole chickens and turn them into soup easily, and then use the bones for bone broth; you could also use it to... (more)

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by 2319 · about 7 hours ago

I've used this product for awhile now and I feel I am getting good results but it is so expensive. Is there anything similar I could consider? I really must be feeling better because I didn't use to care what it cost! I've tried a day or two... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Assuming 1 per day, that's $13/mo. Since it's providing you with hormones, you might try Swanson's vitamins and check prices for DHEA. Not sure if it will work the same for you but who knows?

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Due to personal reasons I can only work a couple hours a day. I am having to care for a family member who is horribly sick and I will not go on benefits because I don't see why other people should have to pay for my misfortune. Anyway I obviously... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · May 29, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Broth, offal, pork, eggs, canned fish, butter, home rendered fat, and whatever veggies are on offer/in season.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Is it worth the money?

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Bethany4 0 · April 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM

As a superfood, probably not. But they are pretty tasty! I love them on salads or mixed with almonds.

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I need to eat eat well, for cheap. people throw out cheap paleo lists that are 4 or 5 times my maximum budget. Can eating pale or pseudo pale be done on the cheap?

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Methodician 0 · November 20, 2013 at 11:48 PM

You can get huge bags of potatoes pretty cheap in the right places and it's a lot better than rice but I'm sure not as cheap. They also don't last as long but you look like a big eater. Some beans here and there can't hurt too if you soak them... (more)

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by 598 · about 8 hours ago

I dig a good can of salmon or sardines. A lot of them seem to be low fat though (whether they call themselves that or not) and we are obviously not looking for that. I'd also prefer that they not be canned in oil, even olive oil, because... (more)

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neveraworsename 0 · November 09, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Trader Joe's Yellowfin tuna is my absolute favorite. It's a little on the expensive side, but you can find it packaged in extra virgin olive oil. Because of how TJ's handles things, however, you have to make sure that they don't have it one week... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I've been eating primal (a la Mark's Daily Apple) for close to a year now, and while I feel a very drastic improvement in energy levels, recovery rate and overall well-being as a result, it does come with a particularly vexing issue for me. I'd... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · September 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Fats in bulk will help add calories to your diet; they tend to make a food more palatable, rather than less and will help you stay hungry long enough to get more food in. If you can tolerate carbs, you'll need to push your carb intake up,... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I'm on a serious budget now but have been paleo for awhile, not for weight loss or gut trouble, just to be healthy. Incidentally I've been low carb and don't mean to be, nor do I really want to be constantly low carb, so is it okay if I begin... (more)

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lovesmatt29 0 · March 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM

If I was going to go off paleo, it's one of the very few foods I would eat. If you like sweet potatoes I'd stock up on those for your starches. I have found them to be super cheap, they last a really long time and there are tons of ways to use... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

I recently started Paleo and I have found it super difficult to get anywhere close to enough calories. I'm a 5.4 female that is slightly overweight and I eat till I'm full every meal but those meals are barely making it to 1000 calories total and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · August 31, 2013 at 8:51 AM

First, you can quit drinking a ton of water every day. Probably not helping because it is a trick people use to eat less by taking up space in the stomach. Drink to thirst and you'll have a stronger concentration of stomach acid to digest your... (more)

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by 5629 · about 8 hours ago

Hey everyone, long time no see! Thought I'd come back around and see how much of the old gang is still here, and see what the new crew has to say: So I've heard recommendations of .7-.8grams of protein per pound of bodyweight is ideal for... (more)

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Linds 0 · August 17, 2013 at 4:21 PM

The key is to get strategic. Forget prepackaged "fitness" foods like bars and shakes and incorporate proteins other than the usual meats such as eggs, avocados and any canned fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines etc). Shop in bulk (costco, walmart... (more)

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by 25 · about 8 hours ago

When I was growing up, I think the only way that my parents managed to feed my huge family was to buy SAD food from Costco. When I grew up, I moved to a state without Costco, and never really thought about it. Now my BF and I are moving in... (more)

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glib 0 · August 04, 2013 at 2:55 PM

We buy 1/4 cow (bones and offal included) a year, plus 12 chickens, and sometimes half a pig from a farmer. We buy and preserve at 38F about 12 bushels of apples, and we have a large (2000 sq ft) vegetable garden. We buy other fruits from the... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Has anybody read it? Do you recommend it? I've been paleo for awhile now, but I'd like to get my personal weekly food budget in the $40/week or below range. Is the book worth the $20 (which for me at the moment is a fairly substantial purchase)? (more)

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Robert_13 0 · July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

im sure you can find the same information around the net on forums and especially here! i only suggest against buying the book as you can't afford it right now i made a question here about cheap paleo staples recently with some good... (more)

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by 103 · about 8 hours ago

Hi I'm looking for ways to increase the % of my total daily calorie intake from fats, but need to do so on a Student budget. I've managed to work it out to buy organic foods so far but I don't want to have to spend a lot more. I can't buy grass... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · June 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Nobody's mentioned butter yet? Kerrygold butter, in almost all supermarkets/co-ops/waitrose etc. ??1.50, 2 quid tops, grass fed butter, tastes amazing and easily lasts me a week. And goes with everything. Sainsbury's organic or Anchor is a second... (more)

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by 416 · about 8 hours ago

I'm trying to buy more high quality meats. I make a grocery list for every two weeks and wanted to find out how much my bill would be if I bought my meats from US Wellness. It all came to almost 200 bucks. I wanted to stay at 75 but it was... (more)

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Lily_4 0 · July 03, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I know you're asking about groceries but I wanted to drop this in: I can't 'eat out' being Celiac BUT I can easily fall into a fancy coffee routine that can go as high as $200/ month. I didn't realize it was that bad til I needed to sock away... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

I couldn't have picked a worse time to get back on the paleo horse, but here we go. I recently had some major expenses that depleted my savings, so I'm back to living paycheck to paycheck, and scrounging. I've got $20 to spend on food for the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · June 15, 2013 at 2:46 AM

16 days (just over 2 weeks) isn't too bad. My suggestion, organic coconut milk (1000 calories a can). You already have a good meat supply and get a dozen or two eggs and you have some great combinations.Don't waste your money on veggies and fruit... (more)

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by 21 · about 8 hours ago

let's talk about the 80/20 rule as a law of efficiency (not the 80% paleo, 20% cheat food rule), whereby you figure out which 20% of your inputs are producing 80% of the results, or in this case: which essential foods should provide the... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · June 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

For what it's worth, you may want to look into replacing some of that grass-fed beef with oily fish. You've got the sardines on there, which could cover your omega-3 requirements, but you could also replace some of the beef with fish and get... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Really, really, really trying to get the food budget lower. It's been a real challenge. I have a family of 7, two adults, kids ages 9, 7, 5, and 2 year old twins (one of the twins has a feeding tube that I blenderize food for, allergies to... (more)

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RK 0 · April 13, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Hey Ashley - I have 4 kids, ages 13, 7, 5, 4. Our food budget is right at $200 a week. (I try to keep it lower, like $170, but I usually end up spending it when I need to repurchase large items in bulk like coconut oil or almond flour). I used... (more)

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by 88 · about 8 hours ago

I usually don't eat rice but I am needing to safe money and I find myself eating to much sugar (from fruits) so I am trying to get away from that. Also Is oatmeal worse or better than rice IF you had to choose from either ? Paleo Daddy on a budget... (more)

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Varelse 0 · April 01, 2013 at 5:18 AM

To start, there is no such thing as white wild rice. Even though it is called rice, wild rice is actually a seed. It is called rice because it is used culinarily like rice and with rice. I don't know about brands, but if you are looking for a... (more)

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by 319 · about 8 hours ago

I've been reading the 50 dollar a week food thread and it got me wondering. For all the families and singles who are working and can't afford grass fed or much food, what do your monthly budgets look like? In addition, why doesn't everyone in... (more)

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txprimalgirl 0 · March 28, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I've been mulling this question over for a while and I think in many cases it just comes down to priorities. Being honest with yourself about your priorities is im my opinion essentially important to using the phrase "I can't afford..." whether it... (more)

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by 2341 · about 8 hours ago

does $1.98 per coconut sound high? don't they grow like weeds in the tropics?

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 12, 2013 at 10:29 PM

If you factor in transport and the fact that you can make a bikini top out of it (not impying you have moobs, just sayin') then it's a pretty good deal.

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by 75 · about 8 hours ago

I'm having to look at tightening up our food budget. I'm also wanting to venture into the culinary world of offal/organ meats for the first time. I'm looking at 50p! for 225g chicken livers, versus ??1.22 for 300g free range chicken livers +... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · March 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

If you don't and don't take cod liver oil etc. you'd probably need to supplement with preformed vitamin A, especially if you take vitamin D supplements (which you should). I don't know what chicken farming is like over there, but there's simply... (more)

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by 342 · about 8 hours ago

Is it possible to live off of $200 a month and be healthy and paleo? I live in Canada... I need cheap options... I'm 80%. When I eat out I don't eat Paelo, and I eat peanut butter- because it's calorie dense and cheap.

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Crowbar_1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Well, you won't afford much organic or free-range. I can't either, so it's not a criticism. Go for leaner cuts of meat, and buy in bulk and portion for freezing. Eat eggs, and frozen veggies are a better deal, as they provide solid nutrition in a... (more)

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by 1632 · about 8 hours ago

I have been eating Paleo for more than a year now, and have done so successfully. However i have moved away from home for 3 months to attend a course. Throughout these 3 months, i will barely have any free time. Days go on from 8am, to as late a... (more)

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ParkerNotSoPerfect 0 · February 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM

I pretty much live off hard boiled eggs, avocadoes, and tuna with olive oil on top for breakfast and lunch. I eat it every day, and it's easy to pick it all up in one trip for the week, and boil all the eggs on Sunday for the weekdays. When things... (more)

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by 221 · about 8 hours ago

How can I get more omega 3 fatty acids in my diet without spending tons of money? I would like to eat the fish instead of supplements. The wild caught salmon at my local grocery stores are very expensive, 13$ for 12oz of wild sockeye salmon. Is... (more)

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jake_16 0 · January 12, 2013 at 12:33 AM

sardines, herring and mackerel in cans are cheap and tasty.

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