Okay, so two questions:
1). Typical “broke college student” problem: looking for food/meal ideas that are at least somewhat healthy/supportive of gains that are also cheap-ish. I read a couple old TN articles and some old threads, and got some ideas, but I figure I can always see if new people have advice I wouldn’t have thought of.
I’m working on losing weight right now, and won’t be trying to eat to get big anytime soon, so that should help. I’m fine with basic things like eggs, oatmeal, rice, etc. I live in a small Midwest town, so stores like Costco and Sam’s Club aren’t options (there’s just none located near me) and more “exotic” options like fish and most fresh fruit are also crazy expensive and rarely available.
Don’t have much more to say on the topic, just wondering if people have ideas or tips. I’ve heard frozen meat and fruit can sometimes be healthier than fresh stuff, as the nutrients just kinda…what, stay frozen in the food? Ha, not sure how to word it but you get the idea. Is there any truth to that? It’s definitely cheaper.
Any vegan types out there? I’m not a vegan (or vegetarian) and I like meat but if you’ve got any good non-meat ideas those are welcome, as again, price is big part of my decision making and meat can get a little pricey.
2). I don’t have a very varied diet. For meat, it’s usually chicken or beef. Vegetables are usually the same…5-6 things, fruits are usually just apples, bananas, and clementines. I don’t pay too much attention to things like supplements and micronutrients, as I find it just makes me think of all the things I “need to do” but am not doing, but do people have any things that they feel are worthwhile?
Again, price is a factor. If I have to choose between chicken breast and a mineral supplement, I’d probably go with the chicken breast, but theoretically, if I could also add some supplementation to my diet, I’d probably do it.
Fish oil, curcumin, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, magnesium, zinc, etc. The little reading I’ve done on the topic makes some of those things sound pretty beneficial. I’m probably not gonna swallow 10 different capsules a night but if some fish oil and a swig of vinegar had a healthy effect on my body, I’d be willing to take it.
Pretty broad questions, and I’ll continue forming my own ideas/plans, but I always get good feedback on here.