Like many people, you’ve probably resolved to live healthier in 2013. But if your budget is already stretched thin, you may be hesitant to go on a new diet, start taking supplements or switch to eco-friendly products.
No worries ““ we have all the money-saving tips you need to achieve resolution success, for less!
Resolution #1: Eat more healthy foods.
Money-saving solutions: This one may seem expensive, when you compare the cost of organic fruits and free-range meat to drive-through fare. But there are many ways to eat healthy for less. Load your plate with plenty of inexpensive healthy foods – like fruits, veggies (frozen is OK!), brown rice, beans and whole grain items. Instead of munching on vending machine food (the cost of which can add up quickly!), pack your own healthy snacks and lunches. And for healthy, budget-friendly meal ideas, turn to the recipe section here on the blog.
Resolution #2: Go on a diet.
Money-saving solutions: If you’re looking to start on a specific diet such as Atkins, South Beach or Dukan, try cutting costs by combining convenient, pre-packaged diet foods with fresh, home-prepared meals. Vitacost.com carries all the biggest brand-name diet products for less – including supplements (raspberry ketones, carb blockers, etc.), snacks, shakes and grab-and-go bars.
Resolution #3: Start taking supplements.
Money-saving solutions: Thought you couldn’t squeeze supplements into your budget? Think again. If you’re just starting out on a supplement routine, stick to the basics – a daily multi-vitamin, vitamin D supplement and fish oil product. For top quality and unbeatable value, check out our very own Vitacost brand supplements. (Bonus tip: Our free app comes with a daily reminder feature, so you’ll never miss a dose!)
Resolution #4: Make the switch to “green” products.
Money-saving solutions: Does being kind to the Earth mean forking over extra cash? While it’s true that some eco-friendly or organic versions of everyday products ““ such as paper towels, shampoo and window cleaner ““ can cost more than their conventional counterparts, you don’t have to look hard to find a bargain on the good stuff. Vitacost.com offers big savings on all the best eco-friendly brands, like Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyers, Method, Ecover and Earth Friendly Products. (Feeling extra motivated? Why not make your own natural household products!)