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MickM
10-10-2008, 05:07 PM
I'm counting everything, snacks out and about anything. Shopping budget etc. I spend in the region of ?35-?50 weekly. In USD must be approx. $70

lth
10-10-2008, 05:15 PM
$100 week

wildrice
10-10-2008, 05:17 PM
30-50, wegman's ftw

blacksmith77
10-10-2008, 05:17 PM
80-90

MarkVI
10-10-2008, 05:21 PM
80-90

$100 week

Really? How and why? lol -- I'm sure if you shop sales you could lower that!

Do you like to eat a lot of filet mignon?

I spend between 40-60 depending on if I get pricey nut butters or not.

lth
10-10-2008, 05:24 PM
Really? How and why? lol -- I'm sure if you shop sales you could lower that!

Do you like to eat a lot of filet mignon?

Lol, I go to walmart; hit up sales and all....im eating almost 5k calories a day. I think 100 is decent for that, maybe it'd be wise to get a sams club card

Anticrombie315
10-10-2008, 05:26 PM
40-50 dollars. Sam's Club Ftmfw

MarkVI
10-10-2008, 05:26 PM
Lol, I go to walmart; hit up sales and all....im eating almost 5k calories a day. I think 100 is decent for that, maybe it'd be wise to get a sams club card

lol -- I've done that, but was at about $50 because the quality of my food was meh ahaha...I go to the 4 main chains usually and shop the organic stuff on sale -- you gotta look at the weekly ads though which kinda sucks.

5k though, dang -- that's what it takes for you to gain? I'm sorry to hear that broski!

MickM
10-10-2008, 05:28 PM
Does anybody follow a shopping list?

Anticrombie315
10-10-2008, 05:30 PM
Does anybody follow a shopping list?

My and my roommate make a list of what we are low on before we go so we can be in and out. Spending 100$ in 15 minutes feels great =/

lth
10-10-2008, 05:30 PM
lol -- I've done that, but was at about $50 because the quality of my food was meh ahaha...I go to the 4 main chains usually and shop the organic stuff on sale -- you gotta look at the weekly ads though which kinda sucks.

5k though, dang -- that's what it takes for you to gain? I'm sorry to hear that broski!

I actually am somewhat of an ecto-meso....so gains take a lil work, doesn't take 5k just gotta keep increasing as I stall.....im probably gonna go to sams club and start buying bulk; will save some money that way.

supra_gainer
10-10-2008, 06:03 PM
Lol, I go to walmart; hit up sales and all....im eating almost 5k calories a day. I think 100 is decent for that, maybe it'd be wise to get a sams club card

Man I would love to be able to eat that much food so much :)

djchrono
10-10-2008, 06:18 PM
Around $100 a week, easily. Food is expensive :(

Neo_Anthony
10-10-2008, 06:19 PM
50-70 a week.

Simmo0508
10-10-2008, 07:38 PM
$250-300. Not including supplements, which i don't buy very often anyway.

Dr. Horse
10-10-2008, 07:53 PM
$250-300.

Per week? Just for you?

Eating some nice meals out, I presume. I can't wait until I can afford to swing like that.

Simmo0508
10-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Yeah just for me. All groceries.

I don't eat out much except for restaurants like maybe once a month.

MAK060
10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
80-100$

Own3r
10-10-2008, 08:03 PM
150$ cad a week including supps.

Crush$Original
10-10-2008, 08:13 PM
75$/week

Distance
10-10-2008, 08:31 PM
~60 a week,

consists of lots of cheap stuff like oats, lentils, pasta, ground beef, eggs, chicken and frozen veggies.
but also couple nicer treats like pineapple+other fruits, and salmon.

this is as a college student consuming 3500-4000 cals a day.

cm383706
10-10-2008, 08:38 PM
bout tree fiddy.

MarkVI
10-10-2008, 08:56 PM
Yeah just for me. All groceries.

I don't eat out much except for restaurants like maybe once a month.

You're getting ripped off unless you're not telling us something....like you spend $200 on booze lol.

Heavy_Beats
10-10-2008, 09:04 PM
Checks spreadsheet...

$73.80 AUD for:
Creatine...
fish oil...
4328 daily calories average.

Of course I am pretty much living on peanuts if I were to exchange my bog roll Aussie dollar for USA currency.

Simmo0508
10-10-2008, 09:19 PM
You're getting ripped off unless you're not telling us something....like you spend $200 on booze lol.

No i'm not. Keep in mind i'm from Australia and in AU dollar.

It's lots and lots of meat from the butcher. Steak, chicken, fish, salmon, then 14 dozen's of eggs, all your fruit and veg, complex carbs etc.

Adds up. I go through 2kgs of fish a day.

MarkVI
10-10-2008, 09:54 PM
No i'm not. Keep in mind i'm from Australia and in AU dollar.

It's lots and lots of meat from the butcher. Steak, chicken, fish, salmon, then 14 dozen's of eggs, all your fruit and veg, complex carbs etc.

Adds up. I go through 2kgs of fish a day.


Yeah i'll keep that in mind since you said that so many times :p.


That makes sense though!

deeds
10-10-2008, 10:07 PM
No i'm not. Keep in mind i'm from Australia and in AU dollar.

It's lots and lots of meat from the butcher. Steak, chicken, fish, salmon, then 14 dozen's of eggs, all your fruit and veg, complex carbs etc.

Adds up. I go through 2kgs of fish a day.
Hang on, you eat 2kgs of fish and 24 eggs daily plus steak and chicken?

Can you post up your average daily meal plan?

Simmo0508
10-10-2008, 10:21 PM
Hang on, you eat 2kgs of fish and 24 eggs daily plus steak and chicken?

Can you post up your average daily meal plan?

No worries champ.

M1: 12 egg whites + 1 cup of oats blended - protein pancakes, you guys have heard of em. I take my multi with breakfast aswell.
M2: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), 1/2 cup of basmati rice, broccoli, green tea.
M3: 350g lean steak cut up into chunks and cooked in a pan with no oil (non-stick pan), add in spinach, mushrooms, capsicum, onion, 1/2 cup of basmati rice.
M4: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli, green tea.
M5: Few cans of tuna (totally 60g protein), almonds, lettuce leaves.
M6: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli.
M7: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), asparagus.
M8: 12 egg whites (boiled).

Chicken gets rotated with the steak in that M3 slot every second day. Just breaks up the monotony since i don't really enjoy eating steak. Sometimes i use salmon instead of cod again just to break things up. I love salmon with a good salad and wedges of lemon.

deeds
10-10-2008, 10:50 PM
dam nice lol

The Coon
10-10-2008, 10:57 PM
I spend about 100 bucks...mostly on chicken breast.....

TheWaffleIron
10-11-2008, 12:47 AM
~$80, whole foods.

supra_gainer
10-11-2008, 01:48 AM
No worries champ.

M1: 12 egg whites + 1 cup of oats blended - protein pancakes, you guys have heard of em. I take my multi with breakfast aswell.
M2: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), 1/2 cup of basmati rice, broccoli, green tea.
M3: 350g lean steak cut up into chunks and cooked in a pan with no oil (non-stick pan), add in spinach, mushrooms, capsicum, onion, 1/2 cup of basmati rice.
M4: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli, green tea.
M5: Few cans of tuna (totally 60g protein), almonds, lettuce leaves.
M6: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli.
M7: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), asparagus.
M8: 12 egg whites (boiled).

Chicken gets rotated with the steak in that M3 slot every second day. Just breaks up the monotony since i don't really enjoy eating steak. Sometimes i use salmon instead of cod again just to break things up. I love salmon with a good salad and wedges of lemon.


You can buy liquid eggwhites from Woolworths. Might save you some money from throwing away all those yolks.

Emma-Leigh
10-11-2008, 01:49 AM
No worries champ.

M1: 12 egg whites + 1 cup of oats blended - protein pancakes, you guys have heard of em. I take my multi with breakfast aswell.
M2: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), 1/2 cup of basmati rice, broccoli, green tea.
M3: 350g lean steak cut up into chunks and cooked in a pan with no oil (non-stick pan), add in spinach, mushrooms, capsicum, onion, 1/2 cup of basmati rice.
M4: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli, green tea.
M5: Few cans of tuna (totally 60g protein), almonds, lettuce leaves.
M6: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), broccoli.
M7: 500g of fresh fish (grilled), asparagus.
M8: 12 egg whites (boiled).

Chicken gets rotated with the steak in that M3 slot every second day. Just breaks up the monotony since i don't really enjoy eating steak. Sometimes i use salmon instead of cod again just to break things up. I love salmon with a good salad and wedges of lemon.
DAMMMMNNNNN.... I gotta find where you live so you can cook for me! :o

I currently rely on coles/woolies no-brand tuna/ salmon, roo mince and frozen fish as my 'meat' protein sources. No brand oats/ oatbran too. Then I have to go for either Aldi or Harris farms for things like discount cottage cheese, vege/ fruit and bulk nuts/ pulses/ grains, and eggs.


And I still end up paying a butt load! :rolleyes:

Emma-Leigh
10-11-2008, 01:49 AM
You can buy liquid eggwhites from Woolworths. Might save you some money from throwing away all those yolks.

What the... since when?? :eek:

Wait - what state are you in (I know you can get them in south Australia and western australia....)??

Emma-Leigh
10-11-2008, 01:51 AM
ps: powdered egg whites, if you are going to chuck the yolks, are a lot cheaper and easier than going for the real eggs too...

Simmo0508
10-11-2008, 02:29 AM
You can buy liquid eggwhites from Woolworths. Might save you some money from throwing away all those yolks.

I've looked absolutely everywhere for them for ages but can't seem to find anything. None of the store staff know what they are either (not surprising though). I'd love to know which section there in so i can have a rummage through. Woolies, Coles, Franklins, cheapo supermarkets, everywhere.

You're right, it would save me both time and money.

supra_gainer
10-11-2008, 03:08 AM
I've looked absolutely everywhere for them for ages but can't seem to find anything. None of the store staff know what they are either (not surprising though). I'd love to know which section there in so i can have a rummage through. Woolies, Coles, Franklins, cheapo supermarkets, everywhere.

You're right, it would save me both time and money.


What the... since when?? :eek:

Wait - what state are you in (I know you can get them in south Australia and western australia....)??


I'm in QLD. So far every Woolworths I've been to have them in stock. None of the other major stores do, however.

They are in the fridges next to the pastries. They are always ridiculously hard to find cause they take up such a small amount of space.

Here is a pic of the ones I have in my fridge right now so you know what to look for:

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd345/supra_gainer/small.jpg

uday1583
10-11-2008, 03:15 AM
Its almost in the range of 50 - 70 $ a week, its perfectly i believe, with no over eating...

Emma-Leigh
10-11-2008, 03:26 AM
I'm in QLD. So far every Woolworths I've been to have them in stock. None of the other major stores do, however.

They are in the fridges next to the pastries. They are always ridiculously hard to find cause they take up such a small amount of space.

Ahhh... NSW is still 'liquid egg white free'. You used to be able to get frozen whites in coles in the freezer section. But not anymore.

Hmmm... but maybe these people will start to ship down if enough of us NSW folk ask...

blacksmith77
10-11-2008, 03:32 AM
Its weird I spend more when Im cutting then when I maintain , mainly because of protein

Oddball8945
10-11-2008, 03:46 AM
about 100-110 avg mostly cause i cant give up stevia or cottage cheese.......those are the most expensive probally 50 bucks combined :p

CharliC
10-11-2008, 04:29 AM
About 60 quid a week (and I probably eat half as much a most of you guys). Food's so much cheaper in the States than the UK :(

blacksmith77
10-11-2008, 04:41 AM
About 60 quid a week (and I probably eat half as much a most of you guys). Food's so much cheaper in the States than the UK :(

AGREED

supra_gainer
10-11-2008, 05:59 AM
Ahhh... NSW is still 'liquid egg white free'. You used to be able to get frozen whites in coles in the freezer section. But not anymore.

Hmmm... but maybe these people will start to ship down if enough of us NSW folk ask...

These cartons have a used by date of 2 years away so i guess if you have any friends visiting from qld get them to bring a couple of cartons down with them and just keep them in your freezer. Awesome abs by the way.

Emma-Leigh
10-11-2008, 10:47 PM
These cartons have a used by date of 2 years away so i guess if you have any friends visiting from qld get them to bring a couple of cartons down with them and just keep them in your freezer. Awesome abs by the way.
ohhh... good idea....!!! I actually have a friend coming down from brissy this week... :D I'll send a msg to see what she can do!

[and thank you! :o ]

JennaClaire
10-11-2008, 10:48 PM
Entirely too much money- sadly.

Synny
10-12-2008, 02:01 AM
haha go the eggwhites!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/synny/egg.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/synny/eggwhite.jpg

Im in brizzy, they only last 2 years if u dont open them

I got a woolies discount card, cos i used to work there, but i never quit so it'll never expire, even tho i havnt actually worked there for agessss.

I take 1 cup with 1 cups of oats


OT, I spend about $100 a week. Egg whites, chicken boobies, fish, tuna, oats, natural PB, broccoli, almonds, cottage cheese, trim or physical milk, vanilla yogurt, eye fillet, mince etc


Hey emma when i was in NSW last, egg whites were there, there hidden next to the frozen pastries.

You should rep me out of the red lol :P






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Keeloo
10-12-2008, 02:23 AM
hmm i haven't gotten back on a regular schedule since i moved across the country yet but id say almost 100...it'll go down once i get everything in order...and getting big packs of chicken breast and flank steak at costco helps a lot

Emma-Leigh
10-12-2008, 03:01 AM
haha go the eggwhites!

Im in brizzy, they only last 2 years if u dont open them

I got a woolies discount card, cos i used to work there, but i never quit so it'll never expire, even tho i havnt actually worked there for agessss.

I take 1 cup with 1 cups of oats

Hey emma when i was in NSW last, egg whites were there, there hidden next to the frozen pastries.

You should rep me out of the red lol :P






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I should - but they don't (at least none of the woolies I know of). :p

Coles used to stock egg whites (called 'ready eggs' by farm pride) - but they haven't done so for ages (about 3-4 years now)...

So I just get this if I need egg whites now -->
http://www.planetmax.com.au/files/cache/4d2f4447a454afb5d6f33997108d18fd.jpg

jankiest
10-12-2008, 03:13 AM
haha go the eggwhites!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/synny/egg.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v425/synny/eggwhite.jpg

Im in brizzy, they only last 2 years if u dont open them

I got a woolies discount card, cos i used to work there, but i never quit so it'll never expire, even tho i havnt actually worked there for agessss.

I take 1 cup with 1 cups of oats


OT, I spend about $100 a week. Egg whites, chicken boobies, fish, tuna, oats, natural PB, broccoli, almonds, cottage cheese, trim or physical milk, vanilla yogurt, eye fillet, mince etc


Hey emma when i was in NSW last, egg whites were there, there hidden next to the frozen pastries.

You should rep me out of the red lol :P






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Cheers mate didnt' actually think you could get them in australia i'll be looking next time at woolies. Going to save me heaps of time i reckon