Put your Money Where your Diet Is

I haven’t been eating as well I’d like lately, so it’s time to head to the grocery and use one of my favorite “get back on track” tricks.  I call it Put Your Money Where Your Diet Is.

Here’s the idea:  When I visit the grocery store weekly I load up on veggies, lean protein, and healthy snacks.  Seems obvious right?  Well it is.  But my motivation is a little different.

See, I run a pretty tight household budget.  When I spend money on healthy food I’m forcing myself to eat what I’ve already bought in order to stay in budget.  To me, letting purchased food go bad is like burning cash.  I don’t like burning cash.

So will I grab a burrito when I’ve got a tilapia filet sitting in the fridge for lunch?  Nope.  Bypassing the burrito saves me $9.54. ($6.29 burrito money not spent + $3. 25 tilapia not wasted.)

I’ve essentially made the decision to eat healthy on Thurs at noon while standing at the fishmonger on Monday evening.  As a general rule, making a healthy eating decision beforehand will deliver better results.

Putting My Money Where My Diet Is means I’m eating right not because of a commitment to healthy living, but because I’m a tight wad.  Whatever works.

One response to “Put your Money Where your Diet Is

  1. Pingback: 5 Healthy Habits to Steal | Essentials of Nutrition

What Say You!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s