Dieting On A Budget: 5 Ways To Spend Less & Eat More

Eating on a budget does not have to mean sacrificing nutrition; here are five ways to make the most while spending the least.

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Jan 08, 2023 12:30 IST
Dieting On A Budget: 5 Ways To Spend Less & Eat More

From protein powders to avocados, all diet foods labelled as healthy are typically on the pricey side. Even if you go out and hire a personal trainer, you would be aware that they will cost you three times the price of your gym membership. Fitness is, without a doubt, a luxury in today's world. However, food is something we must consume every day, probably until our last bready, so it is critical to make wise choices while dieting.

How To Diet On A Budget

So, if you think that getting in shape is only for celebrities and athletes, here are five hacks for getting the most vitamins on a budget.

Ditch The Exotic

All of the diets on the market are essentially western diets that include foods native to their region. Firstly, if you follow an Indian diet, such as intermittent fasting or the calorie deficit formula, you will not come across any exotic foods. Second, when it comes to dieting, it is always recommended to incorporate those foods which are readily available because body transformation takes time and sticking to your basics yields quick results.

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Avoid Olive Oil 

Whatever diet you choose or trainer you hire, one thing you will constantly hear is to switch to olive oil. To begin, if you live in a country such as India, olive oil is recommended in the winter; otherwise, use your regular oil or desi ghee. Moreover, our bodies respond better to foods that we have been eating for a while. If you've grown up on olive oil, go ahead, but otherwise, stick to your roots and in terms of calories, olive oil has the same as your desi ghee.

Don't Spend Money On Supplements

First and foremost, supplements are for people who push themselves to their limits and train until they fail. There is no need for supplements if you are an active person who walks a little, goes to work, and comes home. Understand that supplements are not food; they are an alternative to aid in your recovery. So, even if your goal is simply to get in shape, you can achieve it by remaining consistent and maintaining a calorie deficit.

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Don't Buy Sugar-Free Products

Supermarkets are currently flooded with products labelled as healthy, fat-free, sugar-free, and low-calorie. No matter how much protein they contain, they still come in a dense package, reducing absorption and making digestion difficult for our bodies. Instead, your goal should be to eat fresh and seasonally. Furthermore, your goal should be to change your diet according to the season because many internal changes occur with the season change.. So, if you want to avoid medicines, eat more warm food in the winter and cold food in the summer.

Flashy Foods Not Worth

Without a doubt, all of the berries, kiwis, and dragon fruit look appealing, but their nutritional content is similar to that of many Indian fruits. For example, an orange or an apple contains nearly the same minerals as kiwi and berries. Similarly, spending money on brown eggs is wasteful because they contain the same amount of protein as regular white eggs.

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