All of us want to save more money, right?
You’ve probably tried all the fancy tricks but can’t seem to save more than a couple of bills each week.
Many of us are taught the traditional methods — things like looking for inexpensive gas or buying clothes that are built to last ‒ but for some reason none of these seem to make a change that is enough for us.
Have you ever thought about changing your diet to save more money?
Think about it – besides your home and car, your diet is probably the most expensive item on your monthly bills.
Even if you were to save an extra 20-30% off your grocery bill every week, you would notice a huge difference in your savings account by the end of the year.
Here are the most effective ways you can save more money by changing your diet.
Limiting Meat Consumption
Meat is the most expensive item on your shopping list. The truth is, if you limit your meat consumption to one item a day, you could save a bunch of money.
By switching to a vegetarian diet, you could save several thousand dollars each year!
It might not be your first option when it comes to saving money, but it’s pretty clear that switching your protein intake to vegetarian sources could save you plenty of money in the long run.
No More Fast Food
Even if your local pizza joint and your favorite burger palace are just around the corner, you don’t have to spend every other night giving them business.
Fast food is expensive. Remember, they are there to make money, so it’s not like you’re getting a good deal on the pizza or burger.
It will be much more inexpensive to shop at the store and cook your own food. Plus, it will be much healthier for you that way too.
Shop At Discount Stores
You know the store – big yellow signs – way more inexpensive than your local grocery.
It’s always nice to support local businesses, and there are many ways you can still support them, but if you’re trying to save money, it might make more sense to purchase most of your groceries at the big discount stores.
It’s just business and you’ll thank yourself when your savings account is looking much nicer at the end of the year.
The End Game Is Simple
Whenever we look at saving money, it’s always important to be as objective as possible. Maybe you love to eat meat, get fast food, and shop local, but a balanced diet that limits these sources can save you plenty of money.
With that said, a vegetarian diet is not lacking in any nutrients, and in most cases is much richer in vitamins and minerals than the standard American diet.
When you combine the increased health benefits of eating more nutritious food and the annual savings of switching or limiting your consumption of expensive meat and fast food, the option to eat healthier has never looked better!