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Design The Best Diet Plan On A Budget

The best diet plans are always filled with foods that are draining on your pocket. Does that mean that all the good diet foods in the world are expensive and beyond your reach? Not really. There is such a thing as inexpensive diets but they do not come tailor made. You will have improvise and use your own common sense to design a diet that will be suitable to your body and budget. This becomes easy if you can use food replacements for expensive foods like strawberries that have the same nutrition value.

Here is a guide to design the best diet plan when you are a little hard pressed on a budget.

Steps To Design The Best Budget Diet Plan:

1. Peppers For Berries: We are all aware of the multiple nutrients present in all kinds of berries but their main nutrition is anti oxidants. Anti oxidants are highly beneficial chemicals that basically 'cleanse' our body of toxins and are also highly anti cancerous. Berries have a blast of anti oxidants but they are also a tad bit too expensive for someone on a budget. No worries, get your daily dose of anti oxidants from their spicier cousins, chillies and peppers. Bell peppers and also chilli peppers have loads of anti oxidants to keep you going

2. Iron Rich Replacements For Apples: Apples are rich in iron but they can be expensive, especially off season. So you can get the iron levels of your body up by going for food replacements like guava (this fruit is cheap and has more iron than apple). Spinach, lettuce and other green leafy vegetables too are affordable yet nutritious.

3. Legumes: Not all legumes are within your budget and there are too many to choose from. However, you can supplement your best diet plan with the cheaper legumes like beans, peas, lentils etc instead of the fashionably expensive ones like black eyed beans.

4. Oats: Breakfast becoming too expensive with skimmed milk everyday? This is one the ironies that you will never understand, milk stripped of its fats costs more than the wholesome one! Anyway, if skimmed milk cannot be put on your table everyday then you will have oats in your inexpensive diet. They take little milk to dissolve or can be made with warm water too. Filling, healthy and fat free.

5. Bananas For Carbs: This amazing power food is probably your cheapest source of energy every day. If cereals are becoming too expensive for you then you can plan a inexpensive banana diet for the morning to stay fit and active

6. Sardines For Good Cholesterol: It is generally seen that fish is more inexpensive than meat. Meat with its artery clogging cholesterol is not a good diet food like fish but can get some cheap omega 3 fatty acids from sardines; it is the cheapest among sea foods.

Use these good health tips to have the best diet plan to fit your budget.

Read more about: diet food health
Story first published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 14:18 [IST]
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