People tend to say that eating healthy is expensive and hard to do. You also know what is expensive? Medical bills and lots of them. It really is a trade off. Do you want to invest more now in the present to continue to feel healthy in your future.
Simple as that.
I did an experiment two years ago to see how much I was spending on food. I used Mint.com to analyze the data. I found out the following. ( The numbers aren’t actual but close enough. )
$300 | 30 days | Going out to eat every day
$300 | 30 days | Cooking at home, every day
$700 | 30 days | Not being mindful, cooking or eating out
How did this effect my health?
Going out to eat = weight gain.
Cooking at home = weight loss.
Not being mindful = weight gain.
I do enjoy cooking but not all the time. I’m single and I live alone so there tends to be lots of leftovers. When I make meatloaf, I eat meatloaf for days.
Last year, I tried Power Supply and loved them. However, the meals started to repeat. Decided to give them another try. I love it! They have bulked up on chefs now and have 3 different meal lines. Variety for days. They offer mixetarian ( light on the protein ), paleo, and vegetarian.
My new experiment is to try them on and off. Cook at home for a week, let them cook for a week, and repeat.
It works out nice. Cheaper than eating out in the city and I get healthy portion controlled fresh meals. It really is win win.
We’ll see how this latest tweak to the experiment goes. Should be more sustainable.