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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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I need help with the meal planning
I need help with the meal planning
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10/16/12 8:44 PM
I'm on an extremely tight budget, like 73 dollars worth of food stamps tight, I really want to do this because it would be awesome for my bad back, I need to know how I can make the diet part of this work without a lot of money, also my coach isn't responding to messages emoticon I really want to make this work but it's kind of hard to figure out on my own.
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RE: I need help with the meal planning
10/16/12 8:51 PM as a reply to Detedagowa.
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I can help!
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RE: I need help with the meal planning
10/22/12 6:39 PM as a reply to Detedagowa.
Has anyone helped you yet?
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RE: I need help with the meal planning
10/22/12 6:49 PM as a reply to Detedagowa.
I'm sure you are not the only one in this position. there are some foods you can look at that are inexpensive and kind of go a long way.

the first I can think of that is full of protein and cheap are beans. You can make a chili that will last a few meals and not cost much at all, you can even cut the meat out and make it veggie with a pepper or two found on the Mark-down shelf in the produce area.

Brown rice is another. Your most expensive is always meats (chicken, beef etc) Stay away from anything pre-package (it's going to be expensive on a per serving basis and not healthy at all).

Eggs - cheap and can be made into an omlette for dinner or breakfast food.

I'll have to give it some more thought but this is a start.

Donna
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RE: I need help with the meal planning
10/26/12 8:06 AM as a reply to Detedagowa.
Whole wheat Spagitt ,
Frozen mix veggies .
Chilli like said .
Buy a full chicken and roast it . Chop the chicken in portion sizes
And eat with salad .
Freezing meals to freeze to last awhile helps big . Start by buying thing on sale
Such as frozen veggies , mix bean can , some fruit and veggies goes on reduce
Because it needs to be eatin up or it be thrown out any day. Look for bannana reduce sale is what I do
Buy a bunch it cost me 0.50 cents. I end up making bannana bread or making a smoothie that day . Freeze them!
Even meats I bought reduce price and as soon as I go home I freeze and cook.
Try cutting back few things if you can because eating is very important during these work outs . So
If it means lookIng at reduce fruits and veggies so what , they're good cook them , freeze them as soon as you get home
And that will help you .
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RE: I need help with the meal planning
11/2/12 8:40 PM as a reply to Mommyoctopus.
I like the Chili idea, I would be sure to add lean ground beef to that though. Other things you can think about are eggs. They are very cheap and eggwhites are an excellent source of protein. You can make baked egg dishes that have veggies in them (sort of like a fritata) and have that all week to eat and it is relativly in expensive. Oats are great and plain ol'quaker oats are very inexpensive.

One thing to remember is that carbs like beans and rice are not complete proteins. A protein is what our body uses to obtain all 9 essential amino acids to repair our skeletal muscle. Grains like beans and rice do not contain all amino acids needed in an of themselves BUT if you were to pair beans and rice together you would obtain an complete protein. Beans have certain amino acids, and rice has the others making a complete protein. emoticon
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