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9 Budget Friendly Ways to Live the Grain-Free Lifestyle

Some people balk at the prospect of following a grain-free lifestyle because they’re concerned that the increased reliance on pasture-fed, organic, meats and vegetables will end up costing them an arm and a leg. They worry about how difficult and costly a life without quick, inexpensive, processed, convenience foods will be. Have no fear! Wheat Belly is here!

There are a number of strategies that you can use to keep a lid on costs as you make your new food choices. Incorporating just a few of these can really help your budget.

1.    ELIMINATE JUNK FOOD – MAKE YOUR OWN SNACKS.

Avoiding the processed foods full of harmful grains, sugars, and chemicals can save you more than just calories. Have you looked at the price of a box of crackers lately? Make your own healthy snacks.

2.    CULTIVATE HERBS. 

Grow your own herbs. If you don’t have the luxury of an outdoor garden you can grow herbs indoors. You will no longer have to pay for a few fresh leaves of basil, but will simply pull a few off your own plant, which will regrow in just a few days. Dry what you don’t use and save yourself a bundle.

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3.    GROW YOUR OWN. 

Grow your own fruits and vegetables. You don’t need a big, fancy garden, just a simple 5’ x 5’ plot, fertilized with coffee grounds and composted organic materials. Never gardened before? Choose the vegetables that are easiest to grow, such as: cucumbers, zucchini, and squash, and save your seeds for the next year.

4.    PRESERVE WHAT’S LEFT. 

If you find yourself left with more produce than you can consume. Freeze, can, or ferment the excess. Wheat Belly Total Health has some great suggestions for fermenting foods.

5.    EAT FATTY OR LESS COSTLY CUTS OF MEAT. 

We embrace fat: It is essential for life and is good for health. It is also satiating. Buy fatty cuts of meat, such as: chuck, rib eye, tongue, and fatty ground meat. Round, brisket, and shank, while not rich in fat, tend to be less costly cuts. If the cuts you choose are tough, don’t worry, pound them with a meat mallet before cooking or use a slow cooker.

6.    MAKE YOUR OWN COOKING OIL. 

Save fats in a glass jar, and set them aside to cool. Use the saved fats as your cooking oil, which is healthier and cheaper than buying bottles of polyunsaturated oils.

7.    EAT MORE EGGS. 

Eggs are a great source of protein and Vitamin B. Combine them with vegetables, oils, olives, herbs, and other ingredients, to make wonderful frittatas or quiches that can be exceptionally low-cost breakfasts, or even dinners.

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8.    DEHYDRATE FOODS. 

This is one of my favorite strategies. It allows you to dehydrate leftover meats, vegetables, herbs, and fruits to convert them into delicious snacks. Spice your up meats and vegetables with turmeric, ground red pepper, sea salt, and other spices prior to dehydrating. A dehydrating device can be purchased for as little as $ 30 to $ 40 and will pay for itself after just a few uses.

9.    GO DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE. 

Purchase vegetables from your local farm or farmers’ market. Subscribe to a community supported agriculture (CSA) for vegetables, eggs, and meats. By eliminating the middleman and avoiding high-end stores, you will shave off unnecessary added costs.

Yours in grainless health,

Dr. William Davis

PS: Living a grain-free life still means enjoying delicious and affordable foods. I have some great recipes to share with you from our friends at Wheat-Free Market:

Five powerful ways to reduce blood sugar

Blood sugar-123rfLeft to conventional advice on diet and you will, more than likely, succumb to diabetes sooner or later. Follow your doctor’s advice to cut fat and eat more “healthy whole grains” and oral diabetes medication and insulin are surely in your future. Turn elsewhere for advice, however, on how to reduce blood sugars sufficient to never become diabetic or to reverse an established diagnosis, and you can create a powerful collection of strategies that handily trump the worthless advice being passed off by the USDA, American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

8 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

It’s that time of the year when you really want to have some fun and feel your best. Yet, it’s also a time to watch out for the seasonal health woes – from flu bugs to excess party indulgences. Good news! There’s a lot you can do to help your body weather the season so you […]

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Some Of The Best Ways To Lose Weight

Those of use who’ve tried to lose weight know that it can often be an extremely frustrating task and that actual results often feel very elusive. It could feel frustrating especially when we try very hard and the scale does not be rewarded for our efforts. This article discusses proven methods of weight loss that will help you shed those pounds and stay motivated.

Do not miss meals when on a diet. Skipping meals can hurt your weight reduction plan.

You tend to eat less by eating on a smaller plate. There have been studies that show that people will most likely eat whatever size portion is set in front of them.