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BiggAJ
09-18-2013, 12:03 PM
Hi

I am in need of advice I have 30 a week for food and I am not sure what do buy with that. My main aim is to lose fat and fuel my workouts. My plan was to do Porridge in the morning for breakfast,fruit for snack, Porridge for lunch fruit for snack and then a proper meal. any ideas of what to do would be really appreciated thanks guys.

Sylvesta
09-18-2013, 12:08 PM
Just a thought, maybe get green drinks? They taste like crap but they give a ton of nutrition. I threw it into my diet and lost 5 lbs in a week while keeping a sedentary lifestyle.

Also hummus in moderation makes a great snack and is relatively inexpensive.

And! Tons of water. :)

PBateman2
09-18-2013, 01:41 PM
Buy in bulk, look for sales, etc..

Whole eggs, oats, rice, peanut butter, tuna, etc....inexpensive.

runningman123
09-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Buy in bulk, look for sales, etc..

Whole eggs, oats, rice, peanut butter, tuna, etc....inexpensive.

Isnt peanut butter more of a snack?

PBateman2
09-18-2013, 01:46 PM
Isnt peanut butter more of a snack?

Combine with other foods (i.e. oats).

WonderPug
09-18-2013, 01:48 PM
High fat diets can be relatively economical.

Cooking everything in loads of butter, soaking salads in olive oil and eating lots of nuts and seeds, for example, provide inexpensive nutrition that tends to be highly palatable.

runningman123
09-18-2013, 01:49 PM
Combine with other foods (i.e. oats).
Ahh right, gotcha

Aknomad
09-19-2013, 09:35 AM
Canned fish (no salt added). Typically tuna, sardines, or salmon will be lower in sodium and pretty high in protein with moderate calories. If you can afford it, get "wild caught" to avoid contaminants.

gobble
09-19-2013, 11:54 PM
Eggs are probably the cheapest source of protein you can buy, they are very versatile regarding the types of meals you can make from them.

Gxp23
09-19-2013, 11:59 PM
Celery and hummus, PB etc....low cal, tasty etc.

naturalguy
09-20-2013, 05:18 AM
This may help you, it's in American dollars and shopping in American stores but you can definitely eat well for bodybuilding on a tight budget. Here is one of the best bodybuilder's in the world showing you how to shop, cook and prepare food on $50 per week:

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Here is a breakdown of the food and macros. Keep in mind that you can vary and substitute foods on this list, this was done to show what you could do on a budget :

- Approx. 10 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- Approx. 10 1/2 pounds of potatoes
- 14 crowns of broccoli
- 1 tube of quick oats
- 7 dozen eggs
- 7 bananas

Cooked and prepared, this quantity of food was used to construct the following daily diet (Note: protein from incomplete sources not included in amounts):
Meal 1: 6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana
Meal 2: 8 oz (cooked weight) chicken thighs, 8 oz baked potato, 1 cup steamed broccoli
Meal 3: 8 oz (cooked weight) chicken thighs, 8 oz baked potato, 1 cup steamed broccoli
Meal 4: 6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana

Here is the approximate macronutrient breakdown for those 4 meals:
Meal 1: Carb-53g / Protein-36g / Fat-30g / Calories-420
Meal 2: Carb-46g / Protein-56g / Fat-24g / Calories-730
Meal 3: Carb-46g / Protein-56g / Fat-24g / Calories-730
Meal 4: Carb-53g / Protein-36g / Fat-30g / Calories-420
Total: Carb-198g / Protein-184g / Fat-108 / Calories -2300

LordWolF
10-02-2013, 09:35 AM
Cooked and prepared, this quantity of food was used to construct the following daily diet (Note: protein from incomplete sources not included in amounts):
Meal 1: 6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana
Meal 2: 8 oz (cooked weight) chicken thighs, 8 oz baked potato, 1 cup steamed broccoli
Meal 3: 8 oz (cooked weight) chicken thighs, 8 oz baked potato, 1 cup steamed broccoli
Meal 4: 6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana

Here is the approximate macronutrient breakdown for those 4 meals:
Meal 1: Carb-53g / Protein-36g / Fat-30g / Calories-420
Meal 2: Carb-46g / Protein-56g / Fat-24g / Calories-730
Meal 3: Carb-46g / Protein-56g / Fat-24g / Calories-730
Meal 4: Carb-53g / Protein-36g / Fat-30g / Calories-420
Total: Carb-198g / Protein-184g / Fat-108 / Calories -2300

Quick question regarding the whole eggs.

When i check Whole eggs i see you eat 6 but i see that 6 six whole eggs are 426 Calories and only in meal 1 you get 420. I am confused there.

WMLifting
10-02-2013, 09:43 AM
For protein I would just buy eggs and chicken in bulk. Eggs will provide you with a lot of fats you need. Oats and rice are very inexpensive. Buy large bags of frozen vegetables as well because you can find some very good deals on them. Also drink some milk, eat cheese or yogurt, or consume larger amounts of kale or spinach to reach the calcium levels you require.

naturalguy
10-02-2013, 09:44 AM
Quick question regarding the whole eggs.

When i check Whole eggs i see you eat 6 but i see that 6 six whole eggs are 426 Calories and only in meal 1 you get 420. I am confused there.

That is Evan's diet, not mine lol

There can be a difference on calories for eggs based on different sizes of eggs. This was calculated based on the eggs that he bought at that store.

LordWolF
10-02-2013, 09:46 AM
That is Evan's diet, not mine lol

There can be a difference on calories for eggs based on different sizes of eggs. This was calculated based on the eggs that he bought at that store.

Hahaha bingo, Thanks bro.

nick5569
10-03-2013, 09:45 AM
"6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana".

There's no way that's only 420 calories....

6 large eggs are around 70 calories each, 6x70= 420
1 cup of quick oats, this can vary a bit but the quaker quick oats are 300cals per cup = 300
half a banana, should be anywhere from 45-80 cals


in what world would this meal be 420 calories?

naturalguy
10-03-2013, 09:52 AM
"6 large whole eggs, 1 cup (uncooked measurement) of quick oats, 1/2 banana".

There's no way that's only 420 calories....

6 large eggs are around 70 calories each, 6x70= 420
1 cup of quick oats, this can vary a bit but the quaker quick oats are 300cals per cup = 300
half a banana, should be anywhere from 45-80 cals


in what world would this meal be 420 calories?

I haven't checked the math but seems like you could be right. Evan wrote the article with the breakdown, I'll ask him about it:

http://animalpak.com/html/article_details.cfm?ID=647

LordWolF
10-03-2013, 10:20 AM
So i was right then. I was confused there too.

CroatiaBrah
10-03-2013, 10:30 AM
Buy in bulk, on sales. Keep it simple with whole eggs, whey, oats, rice, frozen veggies, cottage chese, milk, chicken, pb...