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Old 07-24-2014, 03:56 PM   #12
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For all the naysayers. Nick Ludlow (Linedriver465) has done a pretty good job of showing how you can eat on $250 a month. Granted it is for a male 20something and not for a husband and wife, but still, you do not have to spend tons to eat right and well.

$50 budget
Goal – less than $50 per week

Grocery List for 7 days of meals:

2lbs of uncooked long grain white rice - $1.46
2.2lbs of 100% ground beef (80% lean/20% fat) - $7.32
3.5lbs raw chicken breast – $12.01
3 dozen large grade A eggs - $5.99
0.5 gallon whole milk - $1.81
3lbs fresh bananas - $1.80
4lbs uncooked white potatoes - $2.65
2lbs romaine lettuce - $3.08
1.5lbs uncooked black beans - $2.16
0.5lb peanut butter - $1.30
7 bags of frozen vegetables (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, mixture) - $7.00
1.5lbs uncooked oatmeal - $2.25
Total Cost - $49.56

$50 Budget

3000 Calorie Sample Meal Plan

07:00 – Wake Up
07:30 – 1 serving multivitamin, 5g creatine monohydrate, 2-3g EPA/DHA from fish oil
08:00 – Meal #1 – 5 whole large eggs and 3.5 ounces of dry-measured oatmeal. Nutrition – 720 calories, 44g protein, 70g carbs, 31g fat, 10g fiber, 210mg calcium
12:00 – Meal #2 – 9.25 ounces raw measure potato, 4.75 ounces of romaine lettuce, 5 ounces of ground beef, 1.75 ounces dry measure black beans. Nutrition – 730 calories, 41g protein, 75g carbs, 29g fat, 17g fiber, 170mg calcium
16:00 – Meal #3 –9 ounces of whole milk, 32 grams of peanut butter (~2 tablespoons), 7 ounces of banana (about 2 small bananas, 6 to 7 inches long). Nutrition – 535 calories, 18g protein, 66g carbs, 26g fat, 7g fiber, 390mg calcium
18:00-19:30 – Workout of Choice
20:00 – Meal #4 – 4.5 ounces dry-measured long grain white rice, 1.75 ounces dry measure black beans, 1 bag of frozen vegetables, 8 ounces raw-measure boneless chicken breast. Nutrition – 1,030 calories, 79g protein, 150g carbs, 8g fat, 18g fiber, 230mg calcium
23:00 – Bed – 1 serving of ZMA
Nutrition for the Day – 3,015 calories, 182g Protein, 360g Carbs, 94g Fats, 50g Fiber, 1000mg calcium, 160% daily value of iron

I am working on my list and menu. Was able to shop for three this past month for right around $250. My problem is being home to eat it.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)

Meet Maxes: Gym Maxes:
Squat 308 315
Bench 176 185 This WILL change!
Deadlift 408 375

Shooting for a 1000+ total for next meet, spring/summer 2015. (see quote below)

"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified

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