Eat Less Junk Food Save More Money!

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Eat Less Junk Food Save More Money!

One simple yet effective way to save more money is to eat less junk food. How many times each day do you find yourself grabbing a bag of chips or maybe a candy bar?

The fact is that a lot of us really don’t need it but we just want it so we eat it.

Sometimes though we may snack on junk food because we feel hungry and we may very well be if we aren’t eating right.

It is important that you eat good healthy meals in order for you to be satisfied and not feel like you have to grab a snack every 45 minutes.

Do you have any tips to share to help people eat less junk food?

Just getting used to healthy meals in general will make the cravings for junk food go away. I think junk food just makes you crave more junk food, for example, having too many carbohydrates and sugar in one sitting through a burger and fries and soda meal will only make you crave sugar again in a few hours. As opposed to if you used those same allowable calories to be used up by vegetables and fruit, then you wouldn't have the carbohydrate cravings that you would usually have even before the next scheduled meal time.

Okay, I have a confession to make here... with a smile. I'm a fast reader, and when I first saw this, I thought it said "Eat More Junk Food, Save Money." And yes, I admit it... I got excited. :-)

But now that I see what it actually says, I'll say that I agree for the most part. Some of the stores like Aldi, though, have very good prices on junk food and unhealthier choices, and I know that many people choose that over the more expensive healthy food, so it's a double-edged sword in those cases.

Like yogurt, although tons healthier, generally costs more than a candy bar.

Well for one thing I do not go to the grocery hungry. This way I am less inclined to go to the junk food section. I'm too lazy to go to the nearby store to get chips so if I don't any from the grocery, that means I am not getting any. Generally keeping myself really busy makes me forget to eat or snack. I do agree that getting rid of junk food does save a lot of money.

I agree that eating junk food can be an expensive habit. It is really easy to walk into Walmart for laundry detergent and walk out with $20 worth of chips and junk food because it was on Rollback. My weakness is the day old bakery cart where yesterday's doughnuts are marked down to $1.50. If I buy those doughnuts once a week, that's $6 a month that I'm not putting in the bank, which is like $72 a year for empty calories.

It's a little scary to think of what I've probably spent on my sweet tooth in my lifetime. At least I've become more careful now and cut back on junk.

Excellnet point. Most junk food is cheap. The healthy foods are usually more expensive because there are some special indgridients that go into making those types of foods.

Excellnet point. Most junk food is cheap. The healthy foods are usually more expensive because there are some special indgridients that go into making those types of foods.

Excellnet point. Most junk food is cheap. The healthy foods are usually more expensive because there are some special indgridients that go into making those types of foods.

Excellnet point. Most junk food is cheap. The healthy foods are usually more expensive because there are some special indgridients that go into making those types of foods.

Lol, I would have been excited by such an idea as well. I love junk food, and I do wish I could just eat it everyday. I have a weakness for chips and french fries, and I think those are probably some of the unhealthiest food items on Earth! :D But yes, they are cheap, but will end up just costing more on hospital bills, which are rarely cheap, so we should definitely keep our intake in check.

Some junk food is cheap but think about potato chips. You can buy a bag around here for $3-$5 depending on where you shop. But, you can get a bag of whole potatoes for about the same price. With the real potatoes you can make a lot of different meals that have more nutrition than your one bag of chips does. So, my advice for eating healthy on a budget is to start cooking. Make out a shopping list based on the meals you plan to make. Junk food and fast food might seem cheap but when you make out a monthly food budget - it's much cheaper to cook real food. You can buy and cook in bulk and freeze meals ahead of time and that way you only cook once a week. The possibilities are endless.

Very true about making a number of meals with a bag of potatoes, absolutely. And that's usually what I do.

This makes the point I was making earlier, though, too... because at places like Aldi and Save-a-Lot, a bag of chips is like 99 cents. And a big bag, not the little ones that the bigger manufacturers sell for 99 cents.

I'm just offering the other side of the story... I don't choose it, luckily. :-) I love cooking with "real" food for my family and our junk food usage is for snacks when we have them rarely... never for a meal itself.

I always tell people not to eat junk food and they will be amazed on how much money they save. They are like sure it will.

Sucks to be them. Don't buy too much junk food but maybe a little bit. You will see yourself saving tons of money! Thanks for the share.

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