When I began following a meal plan earlier this year, the grocery bill that first week was almost $300! But then the following week, the bill went down considerably to about $100. That’s because in that first week, I picked up all the pantry essentials that I would need to make sure that I was getting all the nutrients that I needed to make my body function optimally. After that, I just needed to shop for fruits and veggies and any other perishables I needed for that week.
So when you consider living a healthy lifestyle and the COST associated with that, consider the overall value that leading a healthy life will do for your QUALITY of life. A few extra dollars on the front end will seem like pennies compared to the energy you’ll gain, the better sleep you’ll get at night and the results you get from exercise. After a while, you’ll begin to realize that you are just replacing the processed foods for better, whole food that help you live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.
So don’t think of living a healthy lifestyle as expensive and cost prohibitive. Think of healthy living as an investment in your future.