I don't know how a person with poor health of any kind could withstand that sort of rigorous workout.
Have you ever journaled all the food and beverages you and your husband consume in a week? It can be rather eye
opening. If you do that, then look to see if there are foods that can be replaced with smarter choices. I'm not necessarily into low-fat, low-carb, this or that - but just good whole foods.
Boxed and frozen foods offer convenience, but you can make your own boxed and frozen foods for convenience that offer a whole lot of better ingredients. Some people will take a weekend, and cook all their meals for the month - then freeze them in containers and bring them out each night for the main meal. That offers time savings.
Better foods don't have to be more expensive than the cheapo boxed and frozen stuff. Honest. I get by on about
$100 a month for food. Maybe up to $150 a few months a year. Oatmeal is dead cheap - and quick to make. Throw in some dried fruit - raisins, or whatever you like - dried fruit goes a long way. Eggs - cheap as could be - and fast too make. Staple items like carrots, potatoes and celery are fairly cheap - and can go into a lot of comfort food dishes. Pastas actually are slow to metabolize - this is not known by everyone - but the semolina flour is processed differently than regular white baking flour - and is a healthy food choice - cheap, too. Beans - if you include them in dishes that already contain a little meat, you can cut down your food cost a lot - keep the taste meaty, keep the protein high, and benefit your waist line. I even add lentils often when I make chicken soup - cheap way to boost the protein. I love to cook - but if I didn't, I'd be freezing meals like a mad woman. Oh - frozen veggies - cheap! I keep bags of them in the freezer all the time and use them in my cooking.
Take the cash you'd spend on that program - and plug it into your food budget over the next 4 months. You might be surprised at yourself. :)
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!
Post Edited (TheChickenPrincess) : 8/22/2010 1:27:49 PM (GMT-6)