Mrs. Alilce
By Mrs. Alilce Latest Reply 2010-11-25 10:13:27 -0600
Started 2010-11-25 00:12:11 -0600

Has the economy impacted what you can spend on eating healthy? Do you find self eating more carbs and fillers rather than building on vegetables and fruit? I confess I am eating a lot of oats and Healthy Choice chicken soup. I need to quit that. Order me to quit that please. I looked at cabbage longingly today, but could not justifiy the price 69/lb. what are some things you are doing?

4 replies

Harlen 2010-11-25 10:13:27 -0600 Report

I still try to eat as much freesh vegeis I can even with the high cost of it I just dont spend money on things I dont need Like soda ready made foods
Best wishes

GabbyPA 2010-11-25 05:27:18 -0600 Report

This is becoming more and more a dilemma for so many of us. One of the things I have been doing that helps a lot is shop the perimeter of the store. If I don't venture into the middle aisles I find I save money that I am able to use on veggies. I also shop from the vegetables to the dairy, meaning that I start in the produce section so that I make sure I am getting those things. That helps me plan the budget for the rest of the store. I am not always successful with it, but now that I have been doing it, I find my home is more healthy in food choices.

MAYS 2010-11-25 04:31:21 -0600 Report

I sometimes find myself questioning some of my decisions.
In the end, I know that I will do the best with what I have to work with at the present time.

As Ray has stated, clipping coupons, purchasing what's on sale, adds up to shopping wisely!
Portion control and menu planning are essential to surviving diabetes.
Know that you are not alone in this, this economy is having some sort of effect on each, and every one of us, rich and poor alike!

It's all about survival, something that we, as diabetics, must do each, and every day, (the link below may interest you):

Enjoy the upcoming holidays!


RAYT721 2010-11-25 03:32:25 -0600 Report

I'd rather spend my money on healthier foods now than give the money to helping my doctor and hospitals' budgets later in life. My wife and I find we do more research when it comes to shopping and menu planning to pick the healthier options, use coupons when applicable, shop sale fliers, and keep our eyes and minds open to new things. Portion control is also a focus in keeping our costs and body weights down. Sure, food prices are high and healthier options are even higher but it's something we won't skimp on. I believe in priorities and food is towards the top.

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