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  1. 1. Is it more expensive to buy healthier food?

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Hey guys. I've just finished shopping for food to last me the next couple of weeks. I always try and opt for healthy stuff. Recently I've changed to brown rice, and I try to buy more organic stuff. I don't eat pizza anymore, instead I try to make my own. I also eat a lot of vegetarian options now as well.

But I've found that the healthier I want to be, the more expensive it is. Maybe I suck at bargain hunting, but I'm a student with 4 years experience of living off a monthly payment in the form of buttons and fluff. Basically, what I find at the bottom of my pocket. XD

So I know how to save money, but goddamn it, this healthy food business just confuses me.

Anyway, I wanted your opinion. Do you think it costs more to eat healthy these days? Why do you think processed, high fat stuff is always cheaper?

(If you can't tell, I'm so butthurt about how much it costs for me to be healthy, I had to rant here. :3 )

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Yup, it is definitely more expensive to eat healthier as processed food usually happens to be cheaper to make and therefore can be cheaper for the consumer. Then again, I never usually go out of my way to eat healthy, but I can't help but notice the large difference in price among several products.

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"Organic" = "Ripping off" (in many cases) Either being twice as expensive or you can buy it cheap for immediate descomposition. Buy pesticidal, venomous veggies like the rest of us.

I think it's all a matter of trial and error. Try different stores each time till you find a better one. But I think most of the times healthy substitutes are more expensive to get than normal stuff.

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Oh, well for the record, I try to eat certain organic things because I tend to have allergic reactions to chemicals. Right now I'm in the middle of trying to find out why my skin hurts, and I believe it's food related. :/

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It's cheaper not to eat healthy, because Organic foods have so much extra effort put into them, plus they don't last as long. So when you go to a farmer's market, you're guaranteed two things, 1: The food is all genuine farm grown food, and 2: It's all more expensive than the grocery store down the street.

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2: It's all more expensive than the grocery store down the street.

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It actually doesn't feel significantly more expensive when I buy organic as opposed to typical grocery store here; maybe it's some weird tax thing, I don't know. The downside is that while I can afford it, the good organic markets here are on the opposite sides of the water so it's kind of a trek to go buy there (no car for me).

I don't have any specific diet I follow, though. I mostly eat the foods I crave because it generally seems to coincide with me needing more of whatever's in that food.

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If more people bought healthy foods, then it would be cheaper because the marketers would know it would clean the shelves...kinda like McDonald's knew that there double-pounder i just ate was going to be bought by someone or another.

I personally have on and off periods when i eat healthy but i raises the question...would you rather live longer or live fuller? That being said, i still find that "healthy" foods can be quite delicious when cooked right. But, it is a little bit expensive...try to look at it as an investment on your life...

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I seem to stay a tiny 116lbs no matter what I eat soo... havent had to worry about how much grain i have in my bread.

*shrug*

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The implication of my post was to prompt an explanation as to why it's a matter of fuller vs healthier

if you meant to imply that you would be more hungry eating health food because you can buy less of it, that still doesn't make sense, because if you're hungry all the time, regardless of whether or not you're eating health food that still means you're probably not healthy (and actually starving)

I guess what I'm saying here is, "what?"

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I seem to stay a tiny 116lbs no matter what I eat soo... havent had to worry about how much grain i have in my bread.

*shrug*

You lucky bastid. I've been overweight since I was about 10 or so, and have remained overweight by the same ratio (haven't gotten fatter over the years, just as my body grew my weight went up, without becoming more obese). I'm between 230-240 pounds. Doesn't matter if I eat healthier and exercise, I do not lose much weight. No bueno.

Probably low metabolism from one meal a day for the past fifteen years.

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You lucky bastid. I've been overweight since I was about 10 or so, and have remained overweight by the same ratio (haven't gotten fatter over the years, just as my body grew my weight went up, without becoming more obese). I'm between 230-240 pounds. Doesn't matter if I eat healthier and exercise, I do not lose much weight. No bueno.

Probably low metabolism from one meal a day for the past fifteen years.

Yeah, im told high metabolism is a family trait that eventually dissapates, so ima enjoy i while i can *eats box of doughnuts*

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People've been telling me my high metabolism will dissapate for years and it has yet to abate :I I'm one of those people that can pack away an entire pizza and not gain a pound.

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~115 or so pounds and all I do is sit around on my ass and surf the Internets all day. Funnily enough, I actually lost weight when I started doing that because all my muscle stopped getting work so it wasted away. I used to be about 125 pounds.

So yeah, weight isn't always a good indicator of health. I'm totally not healthy.

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I'm on a WIP weight loss. I'm not on any diet. I'm not one of those people that restrains themselves from eating what they like, if I like it, I'll think the situation and then see fi I can have it. Willpower and measuring will do.

I dislike the fact that now we seemingly have only two positions regarding the diets:

"Fatty that will eat eveything on its way" or "Starve and torture yourself to be gorgeous" Dunno you, but this have been my family for a while (most of them the latter)

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I have been meaning to pursue a healthier lifestyle, but just adapting my overall routine and food-choices is nearly impossible. I'll always miss that hint of processed goodness and it ends up dragging me right back. :lol:

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~115 or so pounds and all I do is sit around on my ass and surf the Internets all day. Funnily enough, I actually lost weight when I started doing that because all my muscle stopped getting work so it wasted away. I used to be about 125 pounds.

So yeah, weight isn't always a good indicator of health. I'm totally not healthy.

Healthy? the fuck is that?!

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"Fatty that will eat eveything on its way" or "Starve and torture yourself to be gorgeous" Dunno you, but this have been my family for a while (most of them the latter)

Bleh. Like Xort says, being underweight kinda sucks. I'd glady take a few extra pounds >;

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AS A GUY WITH EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDICAL/HEALTH FIELD.

JUST GONNA SAY THAT FOOD IS ONLY PART OF THE BULLSHIT GUYS.

SEE WE HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH EASY SOLUTIONS AND WE LIKE TO PRETEND THAT SUPER-HEALTHY GOOD FOOD WILL LET US LIVE TO BE OVER 100 YEARS OLD.

AND WHILE SUPER HEALTHY FOOD IS A GOOD STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

YOU ALSO SORT OF HAVE TO DO THIS THING

CALLED EXERCISE

PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY.

You see, health is not just a singular facet of "oh if I eat apples all day erry day I will be shitting pure solid health turds that could cure cancer", because PHYSIOLOGY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.

Health is maintaining what your body needs. If your body needs healthy food, you give it enough till the need is met. If your body needs to avoid certain foods, then you do so. If your body needs physical exercise, then you give it. If your body needs mental exercise, then you meet that demand. UNLIKE IN SAY

VIDEO GAMES.

There is no way to "overstock" the human body. It just wasn't designed that way. It was designed to survive off what it needs, when it needs it, and it needs more than lettuce and tomatoes to be healthy.

Now of course living a lifestyle of fucking pizzas and beers is going to shave down your lifespan don't get me wrong.

But if you wanna live healthy, you gotta focus more than just on the food. And on the subject of food, really, don't worry too much about shit like "organic" labels and whatever. That just means they were grown without fertilizers or pesticides and shit. If it makes you feel better to eat that way, then go ahead, but for the most part you're getting the same shit. It's more a matter of buying fresh and eating fresh, because the most organic shit in the world ain't gonna help you if you just shove it in the crisper of your fridge and let it turn brown.

Really, best solution? Grow your own damn food. At least the shit you use a lot like leafy greens and whatever. You get good exercise from doing all the work, too.

Also, best grorcery store to shop like the ultimate healthyfag? Fresh And Easy. Sadly, this bastion of deliciousness only exists in like, California. Which sucks.

Oh, and try to always avoid buying pre-made anything. That's the real kicker of unhealthy food. Get off your lazy ass and put together your own steak dinner or pizza or whatever.

THAT IS ALL.

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