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    Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Canellesao, Jul 16, 2012.

    1. Canellesao

      Canellesao Well-Known Member

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      Well the diet plan that I've been trying to follow is expensive and I don't know how much longer I can afford it. What foods are good with calories and essential nutrients that are relatively cheap?

       
    2. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      whats your budget like?
      as far as carbs, oatmeal...you can get a whole tub with like 30? servings for like 3 bucks. protein tends to always be expensive and fats are generally a little up there too (nuts, cheese, avocado etc).
       
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      defelqy Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      olive oil
       
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      laxgoaliesrhs Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      Whole milk, whole eggs, rice, tuna, whey, etc..

      Cmon now. Shouldn't be too hard to fill 2,000cals inexpensively.

      What are you currently eating?
       
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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      costco is your friend
       
    6. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      Meal #1 (lunch)
      2 Wheat bread/2 tbsp of peanut butter (380 calories/12g Protein/24g Carbs/17g Fat)
      2 cup skim milk (160 calories/16g Protein/24g Carbs/0g Fat)
      1.5 tbsp udo's choice or 1oz peanuts (180 calories/0g Protein/0g Carbs/21g Fat)
      1 scoop whey (120g Calories/24g Protein/4g Carbs/1g Fat)
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      Meal #2 (Dinner)
      3 cup brown rice (660 calories/14g Protein/134g Carbs/3g Fat)
      2oz grains (beans/chickpeas/black eyed peas) (90 calories/4g Protein/16g Carbs/2g Fat)
      2oz chicken breast (60 calories/12g Protein/0g Carbs/1g Fat)
      x2 tuna can (358 calories/167g Protein/0g Carbs/11g Fat)

      I've edited this and minimized carb intake but this is just a basic idea.
       
    7. Mickel

      Mickel Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      ^Buy in bulk, look for sales, cut coupons, etc..

      Doable.
       
    8. Raleoxilevz

      Raleoxilevz Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      You eat tuna every single day??
       
    9. suighja

      suighja Well-Known Member

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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      First of all buy more things in bulk either at the grocery store (oats, cereals, nuts, flour, pasta) instead of prepackaged stuff, also at cosco you can buy many things that are prepackaged but are cheaper because their in bulk, and look for deals (2 for 1, 20% off, markdowns...) in your local grocery store or sometimes even in the pharmacies.
       
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      Cheap way to meet 2,000 calories a day?

      Eh yeah. I'm gonna have to look around some stores next paycheck and get this sht figured out.
       

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