I’m nomming on some kick butt tuna for breakfast this morning.   I have always eaten whatever I am craving while on low carb.   I’m getting that protein in where I can.   This diet is a great diuretic and suppresses the appetite.

Tuna salad and chicken salad have always been the cheap high protein meals that I use to make sure I stay on track.  I have noticed that processed food (junk)  is way cheaper than healthier ones.

Here is what I keep stocked to ensure I can keep eating low carb even if I am broke:

  • cans of tuna (water packed)
  • cans of chicken
  • ground meat
  • chicken that is on sale (freeze it!)
  • turkey wings or legs (CHEAP…and so good and filling)
  • eggs (can’t stress eggs enough)
  • frozen vegetables (NO CORN, CARROTS, POTATOES, PEAS)
  • canned tomatoes
  • frozen blueberries
  • frozen strawberries
  • head of lettuce
  • tomatoes (the ones on sale)
  • butter
  • canola oil
  • olive oil
  • frozen fish
  • frozen shrimp (not cooked ones, RAW and the ones on sale)

That is my on the cheap list.  Every week I look through the papers at the sale ads for the different grocery stores.  My favorite brand is Great Value from Walmart.  Great Value brands are the best thing that every happened to a girl on a budget.  I will try to buy Great Value first before any name brand.  Ever since my divorce I haven’t been able to use the commissary benefit…poo!   So now I am a sale searching girl. Every now and then I will buy a nice roast or a nice steak and eat that…but the list you see above is a great start point for low carbing.  Also FIND YOURSELF A TAP WATER FILTER to put on your faucet.  This diet requires lots of water and you will save so much if you just use filtered water instead of bottled water.


Today for lunch (if I remember…I stay full) I will have a nice Cobb Salad (got a BIG SALAD at Papa Murphy’s for $5) with some olive oil and vinegar dressing.  Any dressing will do (except thousand island or the sweet ones…check the carbs) as long as it is FULL FAT dressing.  Light or fat-free dressings have a higher sugar and carb count…check it out if you think I am fibbing.  The companies have to replace the fat they removed with something…usually SUGAR.

So there you have it…low carb on the cheap.  If there is a will there is a way…you don’t have to break yourself to lose weight.  I should know…I’m a divorcee on a very limited budget…about to be furloughed.



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