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Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by collo-collo, 19 May 2010 Social URL.

  1. collo-collo

    collo-collo Kewl as a penguins hoop!!

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    Do you find it more expensive to be on atkins? The cost doesnt bother me, im just wondering. My girlfriend thinks it'll be more expensive on a shop, but i think it will even out as im not buying stuff i usually owuld have - beans, spagettii, tom sauce, salad cream, bread etc etc etc
     
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  3. ditzeeblonde

    ditzeeblonde Call me Linzi...

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    I haven't noticed any difference in my shopping costs really... you can by cheaper cuts of meat & slow cook them if needs be. x
     
  4. StephenP

    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    yeah just fresh, but no short cuts cooking from start
     
  5. *Red*

    *Red* Full Member

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    I find it cheaper to be honest because I'm not pigging out on junk food.

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  6. fortyandfat

    fortyandfat is crazy

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    yes my weekly shop is more expensive but it does even itself out as no more takeaways and no cans of lager mid week. i also had to buy myself another freezer for all the meat i get :D
     
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    No real change here, as Red says, I'm not buying junk food.
     
  8. StephCracknell

    StephCracknell Silver Member

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    Mine has gone up as I am the only one in the house on atkins, so I have to buy things for me that hubby doens't eat, and I eat more protein now in place of pasta :)
     
  9. Lady Marmalade

    Lady Marmalade Bad girl warning...

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    I find Atkins slightly more expensive, yes. Probaby for the same reasons as Steph - cooking two different meals per night. :rolleyes:

    If I was doing 'proper' Atkins and cutting out alcohol it would even out.

    Why are you guys not getting takeaways??? LOL. ;)
     
  10. collo-collo

    collo-collo Kewl as a penguins hoop!!

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    im having a takeaway on friday or saturday lol, decidint between donna meat, chicken kebab minus pitta, onions n toms or chicken foo yung frm chinese lol
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

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    We had the same meals really, just added extra veg from in place of potato or [pasta and rice.
     
  12. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

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    mine is more expensive, but i do try and get the 3 for a tenner offers on steak etc from shops and freeze.
     
  13. ThinLizzy

    ThinLizzy Wants to be a yummy mummy

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    I was wondering this and I think it will be more expensive for me, cos I have still got to buy the other stuff for hubby and baby.
    AND my hubby will want bacon etc when he sees me eating it, so for him I will have to buy all the meat AND the other stuff!!
    Oh well, it will be worth it!!
     
  14. sumayyah

    sumayyah please try again

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    local meat markets are your friend

    im not on atkins but my other half eats alot of meat, we get packs of 3 chicken breast or 3 steaks or a whole chicken @ 2 for £5 always good deals to be had on mince ( bought a 2lb bag for £1 ) meatballs, sausages, fish. i go weekly to our sheffield one and i pop down to the doncaster one once a month for the other stuff ( sis gets me to fetch her rabbits )
     
  15. Jim

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    I agree Claire, certainly the Birmingham indoor market has great meat stalls, and it's cheap because there is so much competition.
     
  16. Jonsgirl80

    Jonsgirl80 Silver Member

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    my food bills about the same as I dont buy any convenience food like i used to. it's all cooked from scratch which is healthier for my whole family - I just throw a couple of spuds in for them :)

    I go to my local butchers and get a big bag of meat for £10, that lasts us well over a week :D
     
  17. StephenP

    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    local to me and Jim
     
  18. Jim

    Jim Big Boy

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    LOL,

    I'm closer than you Stephen. :)
     
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