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1 Week of Fresh, Clean-Eating for $30! (Shopping List & Meal Plan Included)

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$30 – 100% Clean, (Almost) 100% Fresh Eating for 1 Week! Try the challenge with me!

I love clean-eating. Since I’ve changed my overall diet to cleaner foods, I’ve benefited in many noticeable ways. My skin is clearer, I’ve lost about 22 pounds, I have more energy and stamina and my mood has improved. I feel better than ever before and I no longer want to nap after every meal.

1-Week, Clean-Eating, Fresh Food Meal Plan & Grocery List for $30.

When people ask me what the trick is, I tell them to just “eat clean.” I often hear this in turn:  “it’s too expensive.”

This will be said by the same people that will order pizza for lunch or buy two boxes of Chips Ahoy! cookies for home.

“I can’t afford it” is not a viable excuse for most people anymore. Yes, it’s better to eat organic and grass-fed, but if you can’t afford that then non-organic vegetables and non-grass fed meat is better than highly-processed, packaged foods. Two packages of Chips Ahoy! cookies will set you back about the same as a pound of non-steroid, non-antibiotic chicken. The same price could get you 3 pounds or more of lesser-quality chicken.

My point is – you don’t need to have a lot of money to make a lifestyle change. Still need the snacks in the home? I stopped craving all of that junk over time, and you may too.

in Health-related Finance, Saving Money & Getting Healthy!

How I Lost 20 Pounds Without Going Broke!

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Weight is a difficult thing for many to talk about. I know so many people that tell me they’ve tried “everything” to shed some weight. They’ve tried Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig (is that even still a thing?), Nutrisystem, the 21-Day Fix, Atkins Diet, Garcinia Cambogia pills, Shakeology, Thrive, Teami, Plexus, Blue Apron, Naturebox  – and the list goes on and on. People load up on protein bars, fat-free alternatives, Lean Cuisines, and so on. I mean, how many things do I have to list? You get the picture, right?

All of these things have 1 common purpose – to make loads of money. Americans spend $60 Billion every year trying to lose weight!

Sure – some of these things can be free. If you do enough research on the 21-Day Fix and Atkins, you could essentially accomplish them for free. But I believe that just like pharmaceuticals, if all of these products worked, the industry would not be as huge as it is.

I’m not trying to insult these companies, and they do work for some people. Trust me, that’s not what I want this blog post to be about. I’ve even bought into a couple of these in the past (Garcinia Cambogia, anybody?). But no “diet” is going to work long-term, because sustained weight loss is about lifestyle. That’s what worked for me, and it’s something that would work for literally everyone.

So – specifically, my story. Let’s go.