I went to the grocery store yesterday and picked up some bear essentials: kale, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cucumbers, green tea, and oatmeal. Total cost: $20. This will last at least two weeks, half of the month. The green tea and oatmeal will last over a month. This equates to approximately $35 a month to begin a healthy diet, at least taking the first steps.
Many people have difficulty changing their diet. They get hooked on foods and flavors that ultimately contain no energy and relatively no nutrients compared to super foods. Many think that changing their diet is too costly. They stick with foods they perceive as cheaper, more affordable.
This is not true, and the negative lasting effects of not converting to a healthy diet will be more costly in the long run.
Of course, there are plenty of other foods I add along the way in addition: apples, spinach, olive oil, fish, chicken, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, mushrooms, skim, and other lean meals. But the core foundation of changing over to a health-conscious diet ($35 a month) is relatively inexpensive to begin.
When you change over to a healthy diet, comprised primarily of green vegetables, high fiber, fruits, and lean proteins, your body instantly reacts to the powerful nutrients they contain, absorbing them right into your body's system, ready to use. This naturally increases your daily energy. You will begin to feel more alive and energetic each day when you wake up and you will be able to concentrate better and accomplish tasks easier.
On the contrast, if you continue to eat meals comprised of simple sugars, snacks, high glycemic index carbohydrates, saturated fat, and that are fried, your body will immediately feel the effects and respond the opposite. You will feel more lethargic, lose energy, have difficulty concentrating, and some studies have even linked a poor diet comprised of these foods to depression.
So my recommendation is: for $35 a month, consciously start to put more foods into your diet and grocery cart that aid in your overall health, energy, and well being. For the price you invest, you are definitely getting the most bang for your buck and your body will thank you for it. Change your diet, and you change your life.