(FinancialHealth.net) – Many people believe they’ll spend more money if they start eating healthier. That’s not necessarily true, though. Healthy eating may even help you save if you know the right tricks.
Here are a few steps you can take to save some cash and shed the pounds while you’re at it:
- Limit how often you eat out. When you go to restaurants, many times you won’t know exactly how many calories are in your food. You’re also spending cash you could be saving.
- Create a grocery list and stick to it. Planning your meals ahead of time and shopping accordingly can help prevent you from making unhealthy choices while keeping you on budget.
- Drink more water! You already pay for it every month, so you may as well get the most out of it. Besides, the calories in soft drinks, tea, coffee and other beverages can really add up.
- Eat more vegetables and buy them at your local market, where they’re less expensive.
- Use cash, not credit cards. A Cornell Study found people who use cards to pay are more likely to impulsively spend their money on treats.
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Keep in mind that losing weight can also help save money on medical expenses in the long term. Maintaining a healthy diet reduces your risks for a number of chronic illnesses including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Good luck on your journey!
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!
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