View Full Version : Consuming obscene volumes of food.....
02-13-2010, 11:19 AM
So I know that I eat alot - always have, I have a healthy appetite!
So far today:
1/2 bunch kale
1/2 med pineapple
good sized handful of cashews
1 head of cabbage - yes the whole head!
1 1/2 beets
dressing with honey and oil
That's just breakfast! No wonder I'm going broke!
A whole head of cabbage, I mean - really?
Anyone else need obscene amounts of food??
How are you affording it?
02-13-2010, 04:30 PM
I hear ya. I just finished 4 pounds of strawberries and another pound of mixed greens. That doesn't seem like a lot to me anymore, but it flabbergasts cooked foodists. :) I also have to use a family-sized serving bowl for my salads, and even then they're overflowing.
Personaly, I keep the expense under control by 1) buying what's on sale and 2) shopping at MANY different stores to get the best deals. I get papaya, young coconuts, longans, and other exotic fruit from Asian markets (where they're incredibly cheap), organic greens from farmers' markets (much less expensive than from health food stores or Whole Foods), conventional produce from a regular grocery store... etc. I still spend a lot on food, but it's much less than it could be.
02-13-2010, 05:58 PM
when i eat... i eat a LOT too... and so... i fast LOL
that's how i afford it *giggling*
02-13-2010, 06:05 PM
small price to pay for great health...bring on the cabbage!
I am the true florida girl- ate 1/4 bushel of oranges the other day and they were delicious!
I used to work a ridiculously expensive steakhouse and would watch people eat a salad, soup, an appetizer, a 15 oz steak, a family portion side dish and then dessert. all while drinking wine. granted it took them 3 hours, but what you had is nothing compared to that!
02-13-2010, 06:42 PM
start buying in bulk. you should have an easier time doing that in Chicago :)
I picked up 3 different cases of fruit and a case of greens this week. In the past, I also bought 60lbs of dates from CA.
02-13-2010, 07:38 PM
this thread is actually very comforting!! There are days when i am astounded by the volume
this morning I had 2 whole bunches of greens, 10 little italian plums, a pear for breakfast
on a 2 hour car ride last week I had 3 oranges, 3 pears and two apples
in some circumstance with fruit consumption i will say though that it is important to be sure you are not just seeking the water. i know it's true for me sometimes....i am actually just thirsty but grab and apple
02-14-2010, 12:49 AM
Some days I eat a lot more than others. My salads are HUGE! When we go to friend's homes for dinner I always take a salad, and end up eating most of it myself.
How do I afford it... ? I CAN"T is the honest answer, but I do it anyway. Getting a CSA box helps. The farm allows unlimited substitutions, so I always sub in the expensive goods, then add on the cheaper items as an extra order. In stores, if it isn't a good price, I don't buy it. I also compromise by occasionally buying non-organic, except for greens.
02-14-2010, 09:12 AM
Some days I eat enough to feed a family of ten.
Other days I barely eat enough to keep my 4lb. fur baby alive. :D
Aleesha makes an excellent point. Fasting is way cheaper than eating. *giggles*
I am going to be growing my own greens and veggies this year, which will help with the cost of my... uh... blossoming appetite. :D That, and if I keep it SIMPLE Raw (no dried foods, prepared raw foods, olives, expensive fruits, etc.) than I can easily eat on less than $100/month.
However, I like FUN foods... too much, actually.
02-15-2010, 02:11 PM
I have no choice now...I feel crappy when I eat cooked food. Buying in bulk and making friends with the produce guy at the store is your best bet. The benefits of this lifestyle outweigh this little obstacle.
02-15-2010, 04:10 PM
I'm the same way..days I will eat a lot & others I won't. I do know that the more I'm home..the more I eat. When it first became very cold here in NC, I was eating like crazy. all I wanted was avocado..I didn't lose any wt for 3 weeks.
I've started drinking water 1st...seeing if I'm still hungry or was just thirsty.
02-15-2010, 07:39 PM
Sounds like you're just like me T-Bird.
People like us would be better off being cold-blooded. Then I could eat 3 bananas and psuedo-hibernate in this freezing Ohio weather!
02-15-2010, 07:55 PM
I have a terrible, terrible habit of eating when I'm already stuffed. >> Raw food tastes TOO good! :p Though I really do need to work on my will power. I always think "just one more apple" or "just one more slice", but that usually leads to 3 whole meals worth. :o
02-24-2010, 02:32 AM
every day I'm bring home bag's and bags of produce, and it is very expensive, but its the only way I feel healthy enough to function.
02-24-2010, 11:20 AM
One of the ways I figure it is I look back to my SAD diet days- we would go to the grocery store plus eat out- so I figure whatever I spend Raw couldn't be as much as what I spent SAD. I spend about $100/ week Raw- @3- meals/day plus snacks, let's see about $4.07 per meal not including snacks, so actually about $3.50 per meal- that's how I afford it. I think of any time I ever went out to eat for $3.50- it was usually more like $8.50 plus tax and a tip. Looking forward to a productive garden this year- that should cut costs!
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