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    The cost of shopping!!!

    I have just got back from tesco and I'm gob smacked at just how expensive healthy food really is. The country has a weight problem and they wonder why. My shop before I started the diet was 15 pounds a week. This weeks shop has just cost me 56 pounds. This is worrying and shocking


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    subscribe to the thread on here title something like 'where the bargains are'. I shop at Aldi & Lidl which are surprisingly cheap, I buy frozen fruit which is good in breakfast & added to yogurt tastes ok.

    If you search on here you'll find ideas for keeping the food bill cheaper.

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    Yeah I would normally do aldi as well but I just think it's bad that people have to shop about to be able to afford to be healthy. Surely it should be the other way round?


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    It is the fruit I find most expensive.

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    I've massively cut down on the amount of fruit I buy purely because of the cost. I buy 2 melons, 2 punnets of grapes and a bunch of bananas for the week. Comes to just over a fiver from aldi x

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    Quote Originally Posted by meljh1989 View Post
    I have just got back from tesco and I'm gob smacked at just how expensive healthy food really is. The country has a weight problem and they wonder why. My shop before I started the diet was 15 pounds a week. This weeks shop has just cost me 56 pounds. This is worrying and shocking


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    You used to feed yourself for a week for 15?

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    I find it ridiculous the amount I spend on food. ...currently more than my mortgage

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    Me too. Spent another 20 today and cupboard and freezer already full.

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    I am economising at the moment so I have stopped buying fruit for the moment. Nothing in SW rules says you have to eat fruit - vegetables are just as good and a lot cheaper.

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    I've just been to Lidl & spent about 7 on fruit for me & OH this will see us until the end of the week, which isn't so bad I don't think. I bought cheap fruit & stuff which was on offer.

    As you say there aren't any SW rules which say you have to eat fruit but I do like it and I'm picky about what I buy I won't buy blueberries/blackberries/raspberries etc which are far too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaFaraday View Post
    You used to feed yourself for a week for 15?
    I very much am a carb girl so I would buy cheap pasta and the cheep noddles and stuff like that before. I just think supermarkets and the government should focus on making healthy food more avaliable and cost effect. It should be cheaper to be healthy I think


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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Holidays View Post
    I've just been to Lidl & spent about 7 on fruit for me & OH this will see us until the end of the week, which isn't so bad I don't think. I bought cheap fruit & stuff which was on offer.

    As you say there aren't any SW rules which say you have to eat fruit but I do like it and I'm picky about what I buy I won't buy blueberries/blackberries/raspberries etc which are far too expensive.
    Oh, I like fruit too, and normally buy it. But I have had a couple of unexpected expenses just recently and my pension was in danger of running out before the end of the month, so I had to cut back.

    Which was why I was fascinated by someone's shopping bill being 15 a week. That's less than 2.50 a day!
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    I'm always incredibly confused by groceries and differing costs. Me and my OH spend 120 a month (about 30 a week) on grocery shopping - maybe 20 more if it's a long month. I always thought that was expensive, we do an Ocado shop at the start of the month, bulk buy fruit (there's a lot of BOGOF's at the moment) and freeze some if there's too much (I've got more nectarines than I can eat at the moment) and do the in between bits at the local Waitrose or Green Grocer.

    I know obviously some shops are more expensive, but if you plan carefully it's entirely possible to be frugal. Meal plans are your best fried with healthy eating, we do a week where we use most of the same ingredients, Saturday is normally a pasta dish with leftovers (chucked in with a cheap bulk brought box of passata - Lidl 19p) and Sunday is a soup if there's anything left.

    It might not be possible for everyone, but in the long run, bulk buying saves you money.

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    Recently moved house and live in a small town with just a morrisons and tesco in and I don't drive. Used to find that lidl and aldi were much cheaper. Am definitely noticing a rise in my food bill :/ Thinking it will be good to plan ahead for the week then I won't end up buying food to waste, and will only buy what I need. As I am the only one in my family doing slimming world and a vegetarian (so can't cook it for everyone - they won't eat a meal unless it contains meat :/ ) it makes it so much more expensive.
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    The cost of food is, broadly speaking, related to two things - quality and production.

    Fatty foods are cheap because fat is cheap. Processed foods are cheap because they have cheap ingredients - cheaper processed meats and sausages are made from parts of meat which no-one would eat if they saw them before they are processed. Lean protein is expensive because it is expensive to produce - the animals have to be fed differently, and this is more expensive. Farming, if done conscientiously, is expensive.

    Then there is the cost of getting the food to the consumer. Fruit, for example, is mostly hand-picked, mainly by people who aren't very well paid anyway. Hand-picking is time - and therefore money - consuming. We could have cheaper fruit if the pickers/graders weren't paid the minimum wage, but that's certainly not what I want to happen (although we know that it does happen, and there are many cases of seasonal agricultural workers being exploited in this way).

    Many vegetables are more robust than fruit, and can be machine-harvested, which makes them cheaper.

    Nor do I want to see milk sold at ridiculously cheap prices when I know that this is done at the expense of the dairy farmer who is being paid less for the milk than it is costing him to produce. And there is nothing he can do about it because if he doesn't accept the prices the supermarkets are offereing there is no-one else to sell to.

    Supermarkets are interested in selling things. That's it. Cheap deals, bargains, etc., are not for your benefit - they are there to get you into the shop to sell you more things. Any concern they appear to show for our health and wellbeing either forced on them by legislation, or is window-dressing.

    Governments are concerned with healthy eating because unhealthy eating means increased health-care costs. But in a free-market economy, they can't force shops to lower prices.
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