I’ve put my weight etc in and it’s come back that I need to lose 13 stone!! Im terrified about this. Im on a very tight budget. Anyone know any good budget recipes please? Thank you c
Hi Sonyaflo71 have a little look in the various recipe idea section in topics.. also the daily diaries.. great and different suggestions in both..
Cheering you on for small achieveable steps every day 🎉🎉🎉
Thank you x
Hello and welcome Sonyaflo71 😊
I actually spend a lot less on food now than I used to, I budget carefully and plan a weeks meals and only buy what I need. Meals are based around vegetables, grains. salads and fruit, with some cheese, yogurt, and a little meat. I bulk buy and batch cook using the slow cooker and freezer.
Have a look at the Daily Diary for lots of menu ideas. 😊
Hi Sonyaflo71 , like Anna, I spend less on food now I'm eating healthily. Because I'm planning for the week, I'm wasting a lot less and not making so many trips to the shop during the week so I don't buy unnecessary stuff.
I'd say don't focus on your end goal, and don't be in a rush; set yourself short term goals, maybe 7lbs, and start making the changes you need. Good luck
Health is the best investment which is low cost and saves millions in the long run. Now that you have started your journey... go on .. step by step...
Go for low cost fresh fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes. grains etc. Drink lot of water.
Walk / Jog / Run.
I don't know how this myth has crept in that to be fit, you need to spend a lot of money. I think it is the other way round. You need to spend a lot of money on food and clothing if you are overweight.
I am maintaining my weight for years and my clothes go on for ages, without replacements or changes.
I eat simple cheap foods, more of nature in my house, less of processed.
All the best !!
No I don't know where on earth that myth came from either. I was in the supermarket this morning and couldn't believe the trolleys that were packed high with biscuits, cakes, crisps, and what have you.
Water is free, well apart from what I have to pay each month to Yorkshire Water. Walking is also free, hence why I do a lot of it. A comfortable pair of trainers is really all that is needed.
Hi Sonyaflo and well done for making the first step! Stock up on beans and pulses - dried ones are the most economical and just take longer to prepare for cooking (not effort-wise, just have to soak them etc). Bulk out meat stew / casserole recipes with then and look for veggie recipes too. Buy fruit and veg at the market if there's one where you live, or pick up supermarket bargains and be creative. Have fun!
Sadly fruit and veg from the market is often more expensive than from the supermarket. I paid £1 for three baking potatoes from the market, an entire bag cost only twice that from the supermarket. I did have a logical reason for buying from the market though. I was allowed to choose my own, so went for the smallest I could find. Most baking spuds would feed a family of four!
I'm probably a bit out of touch with prices in the UK! I live in rural Spain where the norm is to shop at the weekly village market - local people bring their own produce to sell and anything in season is cheap as chips! The cost of living in general is much lower here then in the UK.
I buy a paper bag of essentials porridge from Lidl .Their 4 pack tuna is under £3 and if you buy rice cakes at 59p they keep and are cheaper than bread . I find as I also portion my food then things seem to last longer . I have half a tin of beans and the rest I will mix with meat . My shopping bill is really down . Think of every pack of crisps and biscuits being at least £1 plus now I buy a large tub of Greek yogurt and add my own fruit that is cheaper too .
Can you make sandwiches from the rice cakes? How are they for fibre? I love the Weight Watches fromage frais, as does 'himself'. As he also loves the WW Malted Danish he would probably kill me if I bought anything else! We share a tin of beans, sometimes beans and sausage. If we have the latter, then he has five sausages to my three.
Rice cakes I buy are like large round crackers . Suppose you could sandwich together with marmite or spreadable cheese etc . I use them with cottage cheese to dip in or with canned fish . Fibre wise - not the best . Maybe look at the Kallo brand but they tend to be more expensive . For vitamins / minerals I add spinach and any chopped salad I have . I enjoy quite flavoured food so chopped onions , peppers , onions , plus a pinch of any herbs and a nip of black pepper . This stops me adding mayo or any other sauce.
Hi and welcome.
To be honest I spend less money since I have started the journey. Fresh fruits, olive oil, yoghurt, vegetable,fish( salmon usually), chicken breast are quite cheap at Lidl ( used to do shopping at Tesco or Sainsburry).
Cutting off the habit of drinking alcohol in every day almost ( fighting with the stress in my mind😢) the best saver . Water is cheap and is a solver of many healthy problems 😍
So do not despair: just make a plan and try to be organised and you'll have good results.😁
There's sugar free squash you can put in water if you don't like the taste of plain water on it's own.
Thank you everyone. I’m going to write out a plan and go for it! Xx
Good on you!
Hope your cat is well! Our cat got kippers this morning for breakfast as we had them and I really enjoyed them.
Kippers! Lucky puss! No treats here but she's currently stretched out on my knee. I'll have to move her soon as I haven;t eaten yet
Her names baby and she's spoilt!
Good on you go for it. Sonyaflo71.
Go for it. You will get there in the end, honest you will. Just remember it isn't a race, it is a change for life. No need to panic if you have an off day, or even an off hour. Just say right, that was it, let's get back on track.
Why not make small changes to start with and go from there and start with small goals say like losing 10 per cent of your starting weight or say about half to 2lbs a week and it adds up as the weeks go on if you really really want to do it and put your mind to it!
Don't lose weight just to please someone else. It's you who has to really really want to do it for you and you only.
Have a look at My Fitness Pal. They have loads of recipes that are good for you and low in calorie too. They also give you great ideas on food swaps to help you still enjoy the things you love without so many calories. I love making their protein packed pancakes and for half the batter is under 300 kcals (http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/protein-packed-pancakes/) but I've got that down to 269 kals by choosing 0% Greek Yoghurt and wholemeal flour.
Also have a lookout for Wonky Veg at the supermarket. Its cheeper than the usual veg as it has a minor defect to it like today I bought raspberries and the only difference I could see was that they were slightly darker. Also have a look out for a market stall veg seller find out what time they close and go close to closing as they are more likely to have fruit and veg they just dont want to load back onto their truck. Hope this helps as I know how hard it can be to be on a tight budget.
Thank you! I really appreciate all the helpful tips 💕 xx
Welcome to this wonderful forum Sonyaflo71. Lots of fantastic advice dished up already so I would just like to wish you well on your journey. You can do this.😊
The nhs do have a web called easy meals it has breakfast,lunch,dinner& deserts on if your looking for ideas
Do you mean this one Geniegee nhs.uk/change4life#VkSBXaEC...
Great website 😀
No it’s called easy meals it’s on a app by the nhs
There are excellent work out videos online completely free, fitness blender are great and you can start off at an easy level until you work up more energy/strength to do harder workouts. I do this now instead of the gym, that and a little bit of a diet change I lost half a stone in 3 weeks. Well done for starting, its always the hardest bit. DO your best to get into good habits and they'll become hard to break with time
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