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by 0 · about 22 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 2319 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 0 · about 22 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 22 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 0 · about 22 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 45 · about 22 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 5 · about 22 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 22 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 55 · about 22 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 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 25 · about 23 hours ago

I'm apologize in advance for this most likely turning into a super long post.. I'm looking for advice on multiple issues and could really use some first hand experience if anyone has anything to offer. I AM reading through all previous questions... (more)

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onomonapetia 0 · September 07, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I have pretty much the same situation as yours. My spouse loves his sweet tea, fried chicken, etc. I am also a stay at home mom, so I don't need to tell you that our food budget is tight. I do try to make the tastiest foods for all of us. I... (more)

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by 20 · about 23 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 50 · about 23 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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by 1281 · about 23 hours ago

I've been thinking about supplementing with CLO for a while now, mainly because I have some skin issues. I'm visiting Oslo pretty soon, so I wonder if some of the Norwegians can give me a tip where to buy quality CLO? I wish I could give Green... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · July 16, 2012 at 5:57 PM

The issue, at least from the Green Pastures perspective, is that All of the Norway Cod Liver Oil factories use the same industrial techniques, including heating the oil, and usually extracting the natural vitamins, and adding in the synthetic... (more)

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by 396 · about 23 hours ago

New Question: You have $35/week to spend on Paleo only food. What do you buy? and what do you already have in your pantry? Edit: I put in the new question to be more inclusive, and to provide more information for other people who read the... (more)

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Glaceaus 0 · July 08, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Since no one has mentioned it; if you can get local lard, it may be one of the cheapest fat srouces possible. I buy nearly a pound of leaf fat for about $4. Thousands of calories that I can add to any hot dish, especially vegetables. Just an idea.... (more)

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by 809 · about 23 hours ago

Grassfed beef is out of my reach in price. I try to eat as much fish as possible, but its far from my favorite, besides the types I really like are the pricier fish out there. I do supplement Omega 3s with fish oil, etc. Since I still love beef,... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 27, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Non-grass-fed beef isn't high in omega-6, it's simply low in omega-3, not that grass-fed beef is high on omega-3 to begin with. Grass-feeding has relatively little effect on beef composition, when you considered than beef, grassfed or not, is... (more)

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by 2435 · about 23 hours 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 · about 23 hours 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 788 · about 23 hours ago

I realize that I am almost asking the world but I wanted to put the question out there. Do you know of any cheap and healthy food you can order out? Healthy = Paleo/Primal approved (Conventional meat and veggies is fine) that would NOT count as a... (more)

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tdgor 0 · April 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM

My rule of thumb in general that with "cheap," "fast," and "good," you can usually pick any two out of three, but asking for all three is expecting too much. If I want "fast" food I'll run to the grocery store and pick up, say, sashimi. Although... (more)

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by 824 · about 23 hours 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 · about 23 hours 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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