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by 2319 · about 21 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 21 hours ago

I'm currently trying to reduce my food budget, but it seems a difficult task. This month I'm already over $700/month (canadian) for two people. It just seems ridiculous to me, especially since not all my meat is organic, or grass fed, and we're... (more)

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Kation 0 · March 26, 2014 at 6:52 PM

I spend ~$400/mo on groceries, living in Baltimore. Shopping is done at a combination of farmers markets, TJ's, and Wegmans. I buy pastured meat almost exclusively, mostly organic vegetables (based on ad hoc cost/benefit analysis: "organic... (more)

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by 25 · about 21 hours ago

hi! does anyone have the drop on eggs in the Houston TX area from free-range hens, fed a diet free of soy? While a feed-free diet is ideal, I don't think it is possible in this area to keep your free-range chicken population without... (more)

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trey_3 0 · September 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I'd be interested in presenting a source with a group of folks who would purchase eggs on a suubsription like basis and at a negotiated price. If you are interested, email me at jdevans3 AT yahoo DOT com. I will update you on the status of this... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

Hi there! Going strong on the Paleo diet and loving it. I've discovered great local markets for purchasing meat, veggies & fruits, etc... But let's face it, I'm still on a budget and can't break the bank all on food. Need to live a... (more)

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Linds 0 · December 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

If I had to save money, I would buy grass fed livers, organ meats and bones for bone broth. Those bits are the cheapest and, in my book, best if they come from a grass fed animal. Check out this article on the problems with conventionally raised... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 hours ago

I'm on a very limited income, with not a lot of money to spend on food, much less specialized organic. I'm able to occasionally get fresh eggs and raw milk from my brother, but that's as organic as I get. I intend to start a modified paleo... (more)

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glib 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM

What Sam says. I will pick up our steer Nov. 26 (together with 32 chickens and a couple turkeys), and it is unbelievable that we are the only ones wanting the liver, the heart, the tallow, and the marrow bones (we split the non-marrow ones).... (more)

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by 0 · about 21 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 5 · about 21 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 21 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 21 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 21 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 416 · about 21 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 21 · about 21 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 319 · about 21 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 75 · about 21 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 21 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 221 · about 21 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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by 55 · about 21 hours ago

Has anyone successfully cooked paleo for two on less than $450 a month, groceries and grass fed meat included? My husband and I are saving for the down payment of a new home and need all the extra money we can come by so I am trying to limit the... (more)

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Michelle_22 0 · November 29, 2012 at 2:18 AM

My husband and I eat on $300ish a month. We get our meat from a local, grass-fed rancher. Availability and costs vary from region to region. Cost of living is very low where I live, but that's offset by the very low income most people here... (more)

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by 5 · about 22 hours ago

I am a student. I live in Denmark which means that we don't have food stamps and stuff like that. Anyone has any advice for me on how to save money? And any tips to making the beginning easier? Any help would be great. I go to the gym 4 times a... (more)

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lc875 0 · November 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Eggs are cheap!

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by 2029 · about 22 hours ago

Thankfully I don't have to make this sort of decision, but I know many people whose resources for meat are limited to the local Walmart. In this particular store, the options are limited to beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. All CAFO, and no... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

WalMart has liver so I'm going to over rule your no offal rule ;)......Liver. The toxic load is no more (or barely more) than what is found in other areas of the animal, but with a substantially larger dose of beneficial nutrients. If not that... (more)

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by 497 · about 22 hours ago

Hi Hackers... OK so I'm a studet living in Manchester UK, need some help. My budget is about ??20 a week for my shopping and I find it quite hard to stay paleo at times. This is what I bought this week: ??5 of chicken legs from the market (which... (more)

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Whirl 0 · September 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

That sounds like your doing alright there. I get all my meat from the market too, but because it's not the best quality it will more than likely have a high mega 6 to omega 3 ratio , so what I do is just supplement on omega 3's. It's not ideal... (more)

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by 256 · about 22 hours ago

Howdy- I'm wondering if you guys have suggestions for making the meat I use in stews/chilis/casseroles etc go farther. Pre-paleo I would've used beans, tortillas, pasta, or even tvp or tofu(gross)for economical reasons. I never seem to have enough... (more)

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Fern_1 0 · September 16, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Just what I was going to say Michelle; offal is very cheap and easily disguised/incorporated into meat dishes. You can grind liver into meatballs, meatloafs and hamburgers to stretch it out, add cubed heart or kidneys to stews, braises and chillis... (more)

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by 130 · about 22 hours ago

Does anyone practice Cross Fit from home or is it nescisary (or more ideal) to participate in a gym setting? A gym membership isn't currently in my budget so I was hoping to gain some tips for starting Cross Fit from home. If it's not feasible,... (more)

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J_Po 0 · September 02, 2012 at 4:04 PM

check this link out!: http://www.paradisocrossfit.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Comprehensive-Bodyweight-Workout-List-v1.5.pdf great list of bodyweight crossfit-style workouts! all you need are a few dumbells if needed and a pullup bar (or go to... (more)

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by 20 · about 22 hours ago

I'm on a very tight budget, so I'm looking for cheap ways to increase my fat intake. Here's my list of regular go-to fats: shredded coconut: $3.69 for 12oz --> 225g fat --> $1.46 per 100g fat Bob's Red Mill coconut oil: $8.49 for... (more)

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Colin_2 0 · August 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

BACON FAT!!!! When you cook a few strips of bacon, there is almost always runoff fat (unless you buy a really lean variety, which just totally defeats the purpose). Instead of throwing it away or pouring it down the drain, pour it into a jar or... (more)

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by 6229 · about 22 hours ago

So I was at the farmer's market the other day and I realized how inexpensive some things are in when in season! I can make 1 pound of organic kale chips (2 bunches of kale) for $4 + price of high smoke point oil and spices. Commercial Kale Chips... (more)

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AnarchyCaveman 0 · August 03, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I love how cheap lard and liver are. I forget the prices, but I get them both for around $2 a pound.

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by 50 · about 22 hours ago

Very soon my food budget is going to tumble down to around $20 per week. Through trial and error, I've noticed my body works a LOT better on a meat/vegetables/fat diet. Since my budget is crashing down, I've been thinking of adding in legumes... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 25, 2012 at 9:02 PM

You are going to need to visit your local food bank, and apply for food stamps if you want to continue eating well. It takes a while to get on the SNAP rolls, so please enroll now. Here's the website to get started: ... (more)

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