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Healthy eating on a not so healthy budget

By Mar 8, 2017 May 17th, 2017 No Comments

As a student, you will know all too well just how tight cash can be, and if you have ever tried to go organic and maintain a balanced diet, you will also know how expensive eating healthy can be! Luckily, if you follow our helpful hints, you can get the best of both worlds: conserve your cash and eat your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Monitor your portion sizes

We get it – sometimes all you want to do is chow down like a boss… but the more you eat, the more it’ll cost you; so make sure that your portion sizes are reasonable. You can avoid eating too much in the evenings by snacking on healthy foods throughout the day to curb those hunger pains. And don’t miss out on eating breakfast. It really IS the most important meal of the day.

Make use of coupons

Many grocery stores now have their own apps (like Checkers) that are free to download and that allow you to make the most of potential savings by getting your hands on some cool coupons. You can then use a handy QR code to redeem them at the till.

Say no to junk food!

While organic food items can be costly, a trip to Steers will cost you more in calories. Struggling to shake that insatiable food craving no matter what you do? Check out our blog for tips on staying strong!

Get enough sleep

Often, if you are sleep deprived, your body will crave more food to keep going at your usual Superman pace and, inevitably, this will lead to a higher grocery bill each week.

Manage your stress

Many of us want to eat more when we are stressed, and we often crave sugary or salty treats that are sure to put a damper on any healthy eating plan and elevate your sugar highs and lows. Combat stress by taking part in a sport that you enjoy (to release those awesome endorphins), winding down with friends, or by reading a book.

Boost your diet with supplements

Another great way to make sure that you are getting all the right nosh and nutrients is to consider taking a supplement or two You can learn all that you need to know about this by reading our blog on how to be Supplement Savvy.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost the earth. In fact, by steering clear of your favourite takeaway joints, it might even save you money in the long run.

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