Weight loss journey
As soon as we start dieting, we seem to break our budgets in our weight loss journey on clean eating, gym memberships, and meal delivery kits.
Getting into the routine of being healthier does cost money, energy, and time. Soon, it will become second nature, and you’ll fall into a great process yourself.
However, when you first begin your weight loss journey, it might be hard to see how it’ll keep in line with your small budget. This shouldn’t be an excuse on why you shouldn’t try, though.
Here are ways that you can save money on your weight loss journey.
Always cook for yourself and meal prep
Even when your visiting health shacks, it’s still so much more expensive than cooking at home. The thing is, healthy foods are a lot more costly than the nutritious alternatives in restaurants. While you can quickly get an unhealthy burger for a $1, a healthy salad prices up at about $13.
If you cook yourself and leave some leftovers for your meals throughout the week, you’ll save so much money. Cooking for yourself is so fun too.
Buy in bulk
It might be a bit daunting to stock up on grains, legumes, and nuts – but it will save you a bit of money. Think of it more like an investment, that will save you money in the long run.
Obviously, don’t buy fruit and vegetables in bulk, as these go bad quickly. Only buy bulk on foods that last for a very long time.
You’ll save a little bit of money here and there, it’ll add up, and you’ll be surprised at how much you can save every month.
Don’t fall for the buzzwords
Scrolling through Instagram, you’ll see influencers promoting diet teas and other forms of “weight loss” products.
Don’t fall for these, save your money, and invest in healthy, proven ways to lose weight. These weight loss products don’t necessarily work, they’re expensive, and they might not even be healthy.
The only way to lose weight is to be in a calorie deficit.
Workout at home
We know that gym memberships can be expensive, traveling to the gym can be costly, too. However, you don’t necessarily have to pay for a gym or a commute.
If you feel super motivated, you can work out at home using YouTube videos. This could be a great way to start off or even just complement your weight loss journey.
Even going on hikes or jogs can be really beneficial and is entirely free.
You shouldn’t use money as an excuse not to start your weight loss journey. Everybody is unique, and while some find comfort in spending a lot of money on losing weight, while others trust the process and keep their budget.
There are specific lifestyle changes that cost absolutely nothing to implement. Things like taking the stairs instead of the lifting, cutting down on alcohol and eliminating snacks.
What budget-friendly alternatives have you tried when losing weight?
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