Frugal on a diet?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2011
Frugal on a diet?
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 1:59pm

So, in addition to paying down debt, I'd really like to lose about 35-40lbs. My problem is that I don't always do well when I'm trying to juggle too many things. I often feel like weight loss and debt repayment are easier to do when I focus on just one of them at a time. Unfortunately, I really shouldn't put either of them off and I need to find a way to make them both work?

So - to those of you doing do you do it? And do you find that eating healthy can be just as frugal? How do you plan your meals? Does your family eat the same foods you do?



Community Leader
Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 12-12-2011 - 12:49pm
Lots of great ideas Marie!

I know that the effects of diet pop are up for debate. As far as the scale, it is simply calories in and calorie spent, much more to it when it comes to body composition and overall health.

When you say low carb, I hope you mean the low end of the minimum our bodies need. I didn't realize until recently how important carbs are. It really messes up our bodies if we don't take in the minimum requirements.

Anywho, I just keep trying to add healthy items to our menu. Some of it flies, some of it doesn't.

OH....I wanted to add this. Because I am trying really hard not to use my CC AT ALL this month, I am making more frequent, small trips to the grocery store. Because of that, the family is having to eat what is in the fridge or freezer, and eat things until they are gone before opening something else.

Boy, when I see the small number in my checking account, it really does hamper over buying at the grocery store.