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    affording food

    i am trying to get this diet on track, but am having problems on the homefront and my parents now refuse to buy the food i eat and they only buy fatty crap for themselves. i am working full time, but with school and bills it is very hard to afford all the food i need to bulk up.

    do you guys have any tricks?? or any diets that you are on to save money? i know costco is the best for saving money, but what should i buy, i dont mind eating things that taste not too good.

    thanks guys appreciate all the help

    btw how much do you guys spend on food a week?

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    i know its hard but i pay my parents per week to buy my food for me..lol...at first they wouldnt do it but then i lost it on them and now they buy it. Your best bet is to go to a place like bulkbarn or costco. Other than that i dont know what to tell you. You may need to make more sacrifices in other areas inorder to afford the food.

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    costco.. steal condomines from mickey d's... bum of friends.. date a chick whoes mom loves to cook.. :shrugs:.. i spend about 75$ not less then more..

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    get a job at a restaurant. . I work at one and jacked the place of, you ready for this. . .80 6oz chicken breast!!!

    but your not gonna do that. . so buy bulk and buy tuna. .bulk rice ect ect.. maybe lanaseggwhites.com can help ya out

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrizz
    i am trying to get this diet on track, but am having problems on the homefront and my parents now refuse to buy the food i eat and they only buy fatty crap for themselves. i am working full time, but with school and bills it is very hard to afford all the food i need to bulk up.

    do you guys have any tricks?? or any diets that you are on to save money? i know costco is the best for saving money, but what should i buy, i dont mind eating things that taste not too good.

    thanks guys appreciate all the help

    btw how much do you guys spend on food a week?
    What would be an example of something your mom would make for dinner?

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    4 fried chicken cutlets for the 4 of us with no sides and i cant use the other chicken because "they paid for it"

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    So ask you mom not to bread yours and bake it rather than fry it.

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    what am i going to do with 1 7g of protein chicken cutlet, if i had 5 it would be ok, plus she is the kind that says, "if you dont eat what i make then dont eat", its kinda funny she thinks she is the mother in the brady bunch

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    Well, you better get yourself a job and buy your own food. You should also learn to cook yourself too. And DON'T SHARE with them.

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    i do have a full time job, but i also go to school full time and have to pay tuition, the problem is affording the food, not cooking. but your right when i make my food they wont be having any

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    I feel for you bro. I was in a similar boat when I was in school. Just keep you nose to the grindstone and stay focussed on what's important.

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    im trying, thanks for your help.

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    For me the cheapest way to eat is to buy the big bags of boneless skinless chicken or turkey breast (unseasoned). You can get store brands for a fraction of the price and if you can watch their ads till they go on sales and then stock up. Also, the big bags of burger patties, again store brands are cheapest normally. Just make sure you look at the burger patties for amount of fat/protein cause some are worse than others, the ones that are preseasoned are usually the worst ones.

    If you have a membership to some place like Cosco or Sams club compare prices per pound, sometimes you can still get a better deal at the grocery store.

    Last trick for saving money... Talk to the butchers and find out when they rotate product. Most grocery stores have a set day when they rotate out old product with only a couple days before expiration date and the prices are often times 50% off normal price. The expiration date just means it needs to be eaten or frozen by that date so as long as you freeze them right away you are good to go. You can save a fortune doing this.

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    Costco saves me a lotta money versus local grocery stores. I can get like 10-12 chicken breasts for like 13or14 bucks.

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    dude not to knock you but i pay my own tuition as well (21k a year) plus transportation, books, the whole shabang.. and i work full time i make 28k a year.. so go figure.. maybe you should look into a better payung line of work..

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    how do you buy your gear, food and supps with 7k a year and still have a social life?

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    i am going to buy those egg whites that swole recommended they should help my budget out.

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    Tuna is cheap, bulk rice is cheap. What more do you need

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrizz
    how do you buy your gear, food and supps with 7k a year and still have a social life?

    i dont buy gear.. hardly any supps and im pre-med so i have no social life..

    i always go by one saying... Sacrafice today for a better tommorow..

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    thats true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    Sacrafice today for a better tommorow..
    That's another typo. Are you sure you're pre-med?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_man
    That's another typo. Are you sure you're pre-med?
    I'll hire you as my personal spell checker when I get my md

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_man
    That's another typo. Are you sure you're pre-med?
    LOL. Seriously, someone buy him a spellcheck. Good luck on the Verbal section of the MCAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo
    LOL. Seriously, someone buy him a spellcheck. Good luck on the Verbal section of the MCAT.
    i'm aiming for a 36o..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    I'll hire you as my personal spell checker when I get my md
    Fine by me. I'll steal a couple of your Rx pads.

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    what do you want to do in the medical field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elliot
    i'm aiming for a 36o..
    If YOU get a 36o I'm going to fly down there and lick your asshole clean with gentle, kneading strokes. That's a promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo
    If YOU get a 36o I'm going to fly down there and lick your asshole clean with gentle, kneading strokes. That's a promise.

    Better get some practice..

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