Saturday, May 5, 2012

$40//Week 1

  • 3 mangos ($3 - sale)
  • 2 pineapple (roughly $8 - sale)
  • 21lb bananas (about $10.38) ...there's about 3.5 bananas in a pound, by the way.
  • 8lb oranges (around ($7.38 - sale) ...about 12.
  • 2 seedless cucumbers ($2 - sale)
  • 2 roma tomatoes ($.80 - sale)
  • 2 limes ($.66 - on sale)
That's a grand total of 10,554 calories with $32 this past week. In future, I plan on purchasing more bananas, so as to get more cheap (but oh so nutritious!) calories... But seeing as this is my first week, not only eating on a budget, but also focusing on getting as more calories, specifically from carbs. (I've absolutely been sucked into the 30BAD philosophy... And I'm not sad about it at all - I feel so amazing! Like, waaaay better than before. And I was one of the happiest people I knew before this. Hehe.)

Not only this, but I would like to point out that with the remaining $8, if I felt the need/was able to eat more... I could purchase 16 additional pounds of bananas. That's an additional 6,076 calories! ...about 2 days worth of food, eating the optimal amount of calories per day.

So, in conclusion: This week, I learned that it is *absolutely* possible to thrive on just fruit, on a low/average food budget. However, in future weeks, I do still plan on posting back, on how I am doing and feeling eating this economically sensible high carb fruitarian diet!

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