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This Personal Trainer’s Tips Debunk Myths That You Can’t Afford To Eat Healthy

After reading comments everyday about how expensive it is to buy food and I figured if anyone is going to help y’all out it might as well be me. Let’s dive into how you can save hundreds a month by switching by eating out less and food shopping so you can spend more on things like bills, vacations, and hiring a personal trainer. 


The average American spends $1,200 a year on fast food- which means things like burgers, fries and my arch enemy “Popeyes”, that’s about 25.00 dollars a week on eating foods that hurt us. Now I’m not saying NEVER eat out, but no way you should willingly spend that much on problem causing food a week.

The average American spends $150.00 a week on food – which means grocery shopping, and snacks. So that’s $600 a month of food shopping, and buying snacks during your days. That means  you could also own a Mercedes Benz if you just knew how to shop effectively and manage a spending budget for what you need vs. what you want. Not to worry, I’m going to break down how you can “more than get by” while spending $100 or less per week on food.

SPEND $20 FRESH PRODUCE 
If you can choose organic, please do. It’s much healthier for you due to less pesticide exposure, and is very easy to do these days with more stores offering affordable organic foods.

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SPEND $10-15 ON BULK SECTION
The bulk section will consist of grains and beans which will contain carbs, and good fats needed in any nutrition program or even any meal.    

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SPEND $10-12 ON DAIRY PRODUCTS
Really want to stay away from dairy as much as possible. Most are high in fat and can have negative health effects down the line so if we are having some I suggest going organic with the product.

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SPEND $30-34 ON PROTEIN
Meat is a very efficient deliverer of protein. Because the muscles of animals and humans share the same components, eating animal tissue is an easy way to get this necessary nutrient.

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So I created the list to actually allow you to get away with eating out once a week! I’m not that bad of a guy after all,huh. We just spent $85 on a quality list with extra money to spend for “take out food” thus meaning $325 a month is now being spent on food which saves us over $250 a month which can go to your savings, bills, or even splurge on a personal trainer.

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Irv Hyppolite

Irving Hyppolite is the founder and CEO of Quantum Leap Fitness, a health and fitness organization that looks to find the intersection between fitness and culture. In Addition to being a motivational speaker, Podcast Host and Certified Personal Trainer, he thinks raw eggs are great.