Saturday, November 03, 2012

paying the farmer is expensive

Here's the most compelling reason why Jon and I will not be making a Whole30 diet a lifestyle change: what slimmed down the most was our bank accounts.

Once we realized we could not shop at "Whole Paycheck" grocery store for everything, we tried to make it a mix of local grocers, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.

Even then, during the month of October, Jon spent about $294.00 and I spent $646.60 (that's 940.60 for people who aren't into mental math). That is almost three times more than we normally spend a month on food and more than some people pay in RENT.

But I guess medical bills for being sick and feeling yucky from eating junk end up being more expensive than high-quality food. That's what we're telling ourselves. And maybe now--before we have a mortgage and a college fund to throw money at--we can get used to spending on healthier food so it won't be such sticker shock when we try to do that for a kid in the future.

What an eye-opener.

Here's a flashback that doesn't have much to do with groceries, but it is about shopping:

there's a reason it's called Victoria's SECRET
in which I explain how it would be so nice if I could buy underwear without the company of strangers.


3 comments:

Guyana-Gyal said...

My food bill is less now since I've stopped buying 'packaged' food. I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, peas, beans, and *Caribbean* food which is filling and healthy.

Jon said...

I think the bulk of that came from eating more meat and buying meat that is supposed to be more organic and less genetically modified/unnaturally fattened up. I'm still pretty disappointed at how expensive it was.

Madelyn said...

Yeah, meat is the devil.