weekly grocery bill?
- 01-17-2011, 03:37 PM
weekly grocery bill?
Just wondering how much you guys are spending on average to meet your nutritional needs at the grocery store?
I spend around $35-45 depending on what I'm needing at the moment. Most often my grocery's will consist of chicken breasts, oats, sweet potatoes, some kind of fish, spinach, broccoli, eggs and cheese. Am I spending about the same as you's?
Also, I'm a single 25 year old buying for myself only, no kids or wife or anything.
- 01-17-2011, 05:02 PM
26 buying only for myself and usually average around $75 per week when bulking and somewhere around $45-50 a week when not bulking.
- 01-17-2011, 05:13 PM
It always costs me more to cut than it does to bulk. It costs more to eat healthy than it does to get fat
Those 2.99 bags of lettuce to make salads with when I cut KILL my bank account
01-17-2011, 05:17 PM
01-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Large bags of collard greens actually I prefer over the spinach. But yah, if I can't quite squeeze it some weeks I will do this, you can make quite a few salads out of those large bags.
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01-18-2011, 09:46 PM
It's all about sams club for me. Costco when I get in the area, but sams club is closer. When I roll up to the checkout with 10 bags of boneless skinless chicken breasts they always ask me what restaurant I work for, lol.
I remember one time on a bulk a few years ago I was eating cottage cheese before bed, and I absolutely HAAATE cottage cheese, to me it's disgusting. But it was working, so I choked it down every single night. Anyways, I bought about 4-5 tubs of it at the grocery store and went to check out and the lady was like "wow, you really like cottage cheese huh?" And I looked at her straight faced and said "no, i hate it" and she was like "umm...oh" and then I left, LOL.
01-18-2011, 09:57 PM
Not that I'm on Jay's nuts or anything, but here is a video of him shopping. I'm about 120 a week. Ezekiel bread is expensive, but well worth it.
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q-fUXwQJaA"]YouTube - Jay Cutler at the grocery store[/nomedia]
01-19-2011, 09:14 AM
01-19-2011, 03:14 PM
I love those 'day in the life' videos of those bodybuilders... there was another one with an iForce sponsored guy I forget his name though - dude spent ridiculous $$$.
Yea ezekial breads not cheap but how many darn loafs are you guys eating?!? I got a buddy of mine into lifting FINALLY and took him to the grocery store to hook him up and he was being real stubborn about what to buy... ultimately his bill came to around $25 and he looked at me and said 'you spend this every weekend?!?!?!?' like it was the end of the world... then I told him 'no it's usually closer to 50'. I can't imagine his reaction if he went shopping with either of you guys ^^!!!
01-19-2011, 03:50 PM
01-19-2011, 04:06 PM
yea i spend all my money on food. i buy a pound and a half of flank steak pretty much every day, thats around $10-12 a day or probably $80 a week in just steak alone. about 8 dozen eggs, organic if i can find them. 2-3 packs of bacon. $12 for big pack of chicken for the week's lunches. i also eat at least a pound of butter a week. oh man just writing this thing sounds excessive...between groceries and buying fruit and hardboiled eggs at work everyday im definitely at 150 and more...no wonder im broke lol
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01-20-2011, 03:42 PM
To give you an idea i get 24 big chicken breasts for £17 ( about $26). How does that compare to the US? i know it varies state to state but it would be interesting to know
01-20-2011, 03:50 PM
daaaaaaaaamn with all you guys spending $100+ a week on food I feel like I'm severely under-eating!! What are the big expenses that you are ringing up? Is it just the meats?!
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01-20-2011, 04:15 PM
steak every day!!! That sounds delicious, maybe that's my problem... I look at steak once a week as as 'treat' for myself. For some reason I under the impression of steak several times a week was bad? Probably the same person that said eggs were bad for me... funk that noise!
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