Dieting on a Dime

The number one New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The first few weeks of January are past and a lot of people are sticking to that resolution. I’m on a double diet. I’m trying to lose weight and control spending. It’s turning into a real challenge.

For many, dieting is synonymous with eating healthier and changing eating habits. But, let’s face it; eating healthy can be more expensive than eating on the cheap. Food venders caught on to the dieting madness long ago. You can purchase high-priced diet food in every department of the supermarket, from frozen entrees to 100 calorie snack packs. Convenience foods are a big seller and the downfall of many frugal


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7 Responses to Dieting on a Dime

  1. Lori says:

    Excellent article, thank you!

  2. ~Dawn says:

    Woot! Good article

  3. whitestripe says:

    great article! may i also suggest that you can MAKE your own soups, and then freeze them in smaller containers (or ziplock bags). Use up any veges in your crisper to make a broth. It curbs appetite and is healthy for you too.

  4. Nagel says:

    I started eating really big breakfast myself. I make my own version of McDonald’s sausage (or bacon) egg sandwich, using whole wheat English muffins, raw sausage links that I fry into patties myself (buy some seasoned Italian links) and a slice of cheese. Oh, yeah, and an egg. It can take me through 4-5 hours of the morning easily!

  5. Panda Bear says:

    Wonderful and very informative article!
    Thank you, M. Beddingfield.
    Many of the local malls where I live open an hour or so earlier just to people that are interested in walking in a safe, secure environment. We take along our container of water and off we go! (And yes, we do walk very fast!) The mall is brightly lit and there are security guards present. There are not any obstructions to get in our way which would slow us down. We are in and out before the shoppers attack.
    I just love it and I have made many acquaintances thus far and we now look for one another and walk together. We give each other moral support which greatly helps our cause!
    Thank you for allowing me to post my opinion on this article, including the suggestion. Enjoy your day! :)

  6. Jen says:

    Great tips.

    @Panda Bear: Mall walking is a great suggestion, especially during the extra morning hour when you can’t get into the stores. For some of us, the mall is just too much temptation.

  7. dawn says:

    Soup is so undervalued …
    I love it though!
    It is healthy, tasty, and depending on the type – low in calories.
    Soup … it does a body good :-)

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