This Financial Fast challenge that I am currently working on has not only made me aware of the way that I use money in my life but most importantly how I use money around food and my own health.
Sometimes when I am on a tight budget, I will go with cheaper food options, but often those options do not have any or much nutritional value for my body or mind. For example, I will buy a packet of chocolate biscuits over a bunch of bananas…which seems logical at the time when the packet of biscuits costs $2.50 and the bananas cost almost $7…
But deep down, I know that not only am I going to feel guilty for eating the chocolate biscuits, but my body will physically be impacted in a negative way, both immediately and in the long term.
We need to rethink the way we look at the cost of healthy food, and look at the great benefits of eating fresh, healthy produce. I am not a nutritionist, but I know the importance of listening to my body. And I know the financial cost of when my body isn’t feeling great…the doctors appointments, sick leave/time away from work, specialist appointments, medication, treatments….the lost valuable time!
These expenses quickly exceed my short cuts at the supermarket to save a few dollars.
When I eat fresh food, I feel inspired, I feel energetic, I feel a sense of self respect and care towards myself…and I feel motivated to keep being healthy. So in this personal “Aha” moment, I felt compelled to not only research this idea, but reach out to experts in this area and create a series for you focused around saving money on food.
The first two videos will be publish as part of my Lifestyle Love Series – the first video is an introduction to the new series and then the second video (published at the same time), will dive in and give you immediate ideas and strategies to get the most out of your groceries but be able to achieve this by still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
I really enjoyed making these videos for you, and learnt so much myself. So I am so excited to be able to share this new series with you starting next Thursday.
Please feel free to share any of these new videos with family and friends that you believe would benefit from watching them. And as always, please feel free to add any suggestions that you have on how you save money on food…the more information and ideas that we can come up with, the bigger the impact we can have on helping all of us create a more meaningful life.
P.S. Loving my new pewter grey State of Escape Bag…