How to Lose Weight on a Budget
9. Eat Less
Yes, of course, eating less leads to weight loss—and cost savings, especially if you cut down on the right things. Start by cutting your portions of pricy meat and poultry to the recommended 3-ounce serving. Or swap out meat and poultry for cheaper vegetarian proteins like beans, lentils, tofu and eggs for some of your meals. And if you’re eating out, eat half of a main course and save the other half for lunch tomorrow—an easy way to stretch your budget and whittle your waistline.
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