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by 47 · about 6 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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by 2319 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 593 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 342 · about 6 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 6 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 571 · about 6 hours ago

Could someone recommend a good-quality reasonably-priced brand of krill oil for someone who doesn't eat fish? I've been researching different brands and reading up on krill vs. fish oil vs. FCLO all morning and making myself crazy. What do you... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · January 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Jarrow Formula's. This is what Dave at bulletproof exec recommends, and I can honestly say it is one of the first fish oil's I've taken that has had a noticeable effect.

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by 55 · about 6 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 85 · about 6 hours ago

I'm a college student and trying to keep a budget ($30-40/wk for food). I'm finally getting over my fear of fat, but now I'm starting to realize that all this cheap, high-fat meat might be the cause of my acne. I've gone from LC to VLC, and it... (more)

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Dan_44 0 · November 07, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The short answer is yes. If you can't afford grass-fed beef you should be buying lean cuts and getting your fats from quality sources. That being said grass-fed ground beef isn't horribly expensive and it's quite versatile. Another good source of... (more)

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by 497 · about 6 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 50 · about 6 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 6 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 6 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 384 · about 6 hours ago

Hey there, Stats: 350lbs, 5'5", Male, 25 y.o. I started down the Paleo path right around Christmas 2009 when I found Mark's Daily Apple. Being a poor college student I did my best to eat Primal with the occasional meal out with friends. I... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 6:04 AM

This post comes with some trepidation. I am going to say some things that a lot of people are going to disagree with - but I was in your shoes as well and I would like to share a few things with you. You are 5' 5" and 350lbs. You have a broken... (more)

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