Being healthy is something everyone does in their own way. Everyone has a different body and mental state to other people, and because of that there’s never a ‘one size fits all’ solution for someone who’s experiencing some trouble with their health. Not to mention how expensive it can be to try and overhaul your life in this way, which is one of the main reasons people choose quantity over quality when they’re out for groceries.
We’ve touched on this before, but let’s focus on more of the habits each and every one of us have that could improve our lives dramatically if we changed them. And we don’t have to be millionaires in order to do so, nor do we need all the time in the world to properly commit.
Fill up your basket with all kinds of colorful foods, as long as the bulk buying is cheaper than coming back for more later! (Image)
Know How to Shop
A lot of the time the stores we go to to pick up healthy foods at don’t help us out. There’s a lot of psychology surrounding shelf layout and what foods you’re most likely to see at eye level, so let’s break it down a little: when you enter a store, the most expensive and gut rotting products you could buy are put on the middle shelves, right where you can focus on them. So you buy them.
Often enough, that’s not your fault! The store has encouraged you not to look up and down, to make sure you don’t see healthier alternatives! It’s a way for them to make a lot of money off of shoppers, and also why it takes you the entire length of the store to find those oven baked chips with no gluten when the fried variety were right in front of the door!
All in all, make sure you know this tactic, and then go about your shopping business to be in and out in minutes, and with a lower bill on your receipt. Only buy what you want, scan all the shelves for different products, and don’t let yourself fall into walking down the cake aisle on your way to get some Rye bread!
Substitute Your Products
Speaking of different products, if you’re out to save money on becoming healthier, one of the best ways is to try and substitute what you eat and drink with cheaper and/or healthier versions. Something like looking into the perfect e-juice liquids, for example, is a great way to kickback on the money a harmful habit can suck out of your budget! Substitutions work wonders for your piggy bank, and what you buy off brand is usually no different to what you get on brand.
Budgeting to be a bit healthier is going to take some time and effort, but everyone has to start somewhere! Using the tips above, hopefully you’ll have a strong foundation to start your new healthy lifestyle off of, with some great success!