clean grocery shopping on a budget

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  1. Mojo

    Mojo New Member

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    im trying to help out my ex with a list of foods on a budget for her next time she goes clean grocery shopping.
    current stats are 5'5", 140lb ish. she currently hits the gym about 3x a week average; 45min weight lifting and 20-25min cardio after. her eating habits are horrible due to her father starving her to lose weight (he litterally forces her to not eat when hes around) and her mother doesnt cook at home for her. so shes still even limited with top ramen, cup noodles, cereal, whatever those welfare places give you for free. so basically, she has no access to "clean" foods at home and sometimes cant even eat because theres nothing at home to eat.

    so im helping her out and going clean grocery shopping with her to pick out good foods that will help her on her road to fat loss. she has no allergens and is NOT lactose & tolerant*.

    the foods that are cost effective and great for cutting i came up with are:
    -oatmeal
    -canned tuna
    -skim milk
    -oranges, grapefruit, and strawberries
    -eggs
    -and ill give her some of my ON whey

    what other foods am i missing?
     
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    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    Damn, kill her parents for her.
    She will be sad but better off in the long run
     
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    Nice of you considering she's your ex. Friend with benefits at least?

    Maybe peanut butter, wheat bread, lowfat yogurt. Bags of chicken breasts from Costco are pretty reasonable. Does she have a job?
     
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    Frozen veggies.
     
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    umm shes your ex, tell her to by m&m's and skittles
     
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    costco chicken... lots of it and cheap
     
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    god her parents suck.... wheat bread, low fat peanut butter, veggies, grapebuts or kashi cereals
     
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    friends with benefit, yes. no job, full time hs student. she had a job but wasnt smart about it. she worked for her auntie (under the table pay) and her auntie only cashed her out 40 measly bucks for 2 weeks work (14 hours-+) :ugh:


    should the peanut butter/wheat bread be eaten in moderation since its high in fats and carbs?
    where else can i find bulk supply of chicken breast besides costco? (i dont have a costco card :o )
     
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    the foods that are cost effective and great for cutting i came up with are:
    -oatmeal
    -canned tuna
    -skim milk
    -oranges, grapefruit, and strawberries
    -eggs
    -and ill give her some of my ON whey

    what other foods am i missing?[/quote]

    I was about the same as her... She should look in the sale papers. I dont buy boneless skinless chicken breats if its more than $1.99/lb. A head of lettuce to make a salad is cheaper than those bags of salad mix. Lunch meat from the butcher is sometimes cheaper than the packaged stuff and has less sodium and fat.

    You really should include more veggies esp green ones rather than fruit....
     
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    I am not a very big fish eater, I can't stand the stuff. I actually found a good tasting light fish that's reasonable in price. Tell her to try some Tilapia, it's pretty good stuff. :)
     
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    TOFU is fantastic and cheap! Very high in protein too
     
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    lay off the air duster
     
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