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by 0 · August 13, 2014 at 12:44 PM

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 · July 20, 2014 at 05:46 PM

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 05:20 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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by 0 · June 16, 2014 at 01:03 PM

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 2297 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

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 · May 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

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 04:54 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 · April 14, 2014 at 01:46 PM

Is it worth the money?

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Bethany4 0 · April 14, 2014 at 01:46 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 · March 29, 2014 at 05:46 AM

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 06:52 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 10 · January 19, 2014 at 01:41 AM

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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by 0 · December 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM

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 05:24 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 · November 20, 2013 at 12:55 AM

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 · November 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM

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 560 · November 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM

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 08:57 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 · September 27, 2013 at 02:07 PM

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 02:06 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 · March 11, 2014 at 12:30 AM

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 · September 01, 2013 at 05:15 AM

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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Methodician 0 · September 01, 2013 at 05:15 AM

I have the same problem - always had a small stomach and I'm actually doing Paleo more for general health and to even try and gain a few pounds (always been on the underweight side)... Some things I do: -snack on calorie dense foods whenever you... (more)

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by 5619 · August 17, 2013 at 08:53 PM

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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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 17, 2013 at 04:27 PM

I would say that pretty much every athlete I know worth their salt consumes around 1.0 - 1.5g of protein per pound of LEAN body mass. So if you are 180lbs and you are 20% bodyfat around 144g protein is the minimum you should be ingesting. Also I... (more)

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by 25 · August 05, 2013 at 08:08 PM

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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Big_worm 0 · August 05, 2013 at 08:08 PM

I dont have a costco near by, but I do have a Sams club which I think is the same thing in principle. It's me, my wife and a 19 month old little girl and we have a membership. My wife, who is a numbers person, figured out last year that we saved... (more)

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by 0 · September 01, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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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Paleo_Shmaleo 0 · August 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Some of us are still wondering why Robb was AWOL on Jimmy Moore's 'silly ass cruise'. Just sayin.

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by 103 · July 02, 2013 at 05:56 AM

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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paint94979 0 · July 02, 2013 at 05:56 AM

What are your current macros?

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by 404 · March 13, 2014 at 03:06 PM

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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loganseth 0 · March 13, 2014 at 01:48 AM

I agree with most here that you can eat paleo with a marginal increase to overall budget (when you scale it out over all your meals and total cost), but I there isn't much margin to save on niche items (i.e. Coconut Aminos, Almond Flour, etc).... (more)

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by 45 · June 15, 2013 at 05:02 AM

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 02:46 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 · June 11, 2013 at 04:59 PM

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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Marcy_5 0 · June 11, 2013 at 04:59 PM

I think I need to re-new my costco memership......

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by 5 · April 13, 2013 at 02:18 AM

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 01:27 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 · April 01, 2013 at 04:15 PM

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 05:18 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 309 · June 15, 2013 at 02:50 AM

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 03:45 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)