Bulk (5000 calories)
Â£200-240 per month absolute max
I don’t take any supplements except a protein blend I have custom made in bulk (25% milk protein, 25% casein, 25% whey isolate, 25% whey concentrate). That’s included in my monthly price, 60g per day.
I buy all organic, free range meat, dairy and vegetables.
I don’t drink, smoke or do drugs, so I don’t feel bad or odd about spending above average on food. It’s my thing. And I can nearly squat 400lb now, whereas it was 200lb 2 years ago, so I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time/money. I haven’t had one trip to the doctors since starting eating properly.
I know girls eating 1000 calories per day who spend more than me on food in a month.
When I’ve finished law school and in proper employment, I’m just going to allow myself Â£100 a week to spend on food, then go wild…
this is a very interesting post. shows that you can indeed eat decent for a reasonable amount of money even where food costs a little more than north america.
also highlights the fact that many people can spend as much and get much less in return, though i am willing to bet that with all the calories you don’t see them girls consuming, it will be closer to 1500 kcal. sounds like you already eat better than most, only place to go is to make kings look like chumps.
gswork: right on with the eggs, i can’t believe i missed that one. i spend a little more on eggs and get the omega3 ones, i figure it costs $1.80 for 6 eggs vs maybe $1 if i bought normal ones bulk, so not worth the dollar a day for me considering the slightly worse fat profile, but for others it could be a way to eek out a tin of Metabolic Drive a month.
as for your supplement stack, you have all the bases covered, really the only performance enhancing supp that could pay off is maybe beta7.
for the OP, this is an excellent thread idea. it really brings home the point of budget constraints and how to optimize one’s purchases. often seeing cases that differ from one’s own helps you see things you may have missed or at least see the problem in a different light.
thankfully in the vancouver area we have access to the freshest seafood and prices are kept reasonable by the stiff competition. this means $25 all-you-can-eat usually has at least 5 types of sashimi, beef tataki, and japanese BBQ.
for all in vancouver area who have not been to richmond sushi or top gun in new westminster, well now you know my gluttony haunts. both these places have all-you-can-eat or a-la-carte.
other fine establishments are KI sushi, hayashi sushi, and paradise sushi in new westminster (on average, new westminster has the highest level of sushi as small places that sell predominantly california rolls don’t really do well while the places with selection do, as opposed to vancouver where although there are high-end places, by proportion there are a lot of little roll stands that don’t sell sashimi).
for vancouver, one of my favorites is kits sushi on yew by the beach, octopus garden between kits beach and burrard bridge, and nikko on robson downtown. anyhow, i will stop before i get more off-topic.