A lot of people say eating well is expensive. Bullshit.
The only reason they say that is is so they have a seemingly good excuse for eating crap.
Good food doesn’t come in rustco-looking cardboard boxes, or have a green ‘Organic’ sticker on it.
Good food has just one ingredient, and a short sell-by date. It can also be very inexpensive.
Let’s take three body-building staples; chicken, eggs and salmon.
Chances are if you’re serious about building muscle you’ll eat these things daily, and as a result, have probably complained about their price.
Here’s how you can get these three important staples for less than you’re paying now;
Lidl do 1Kg of chicken breast for £6.99.
This is pretty much the cheapest supermarket price you’ll find, unless you can get a decent offer in Tesco or Morrisons, where you can sometimes get 500g for £3.
A wholesale place or butcher might be cheaper, useful if you have one of these nearby, and a HUGE freezer.
I’ve had eggs for breakfast nearly everyday for the past 5 years or so.
At most, when I’m not in a fat loss phase I’ll have 5 every morning. This means I need to buy in bulk in order to get the best price.
Tesco do 30 eggs for £2.60.
For some reason people tend to think of salmon as a luxury item, and while it is a little more expensive than chicken, the omega 3 essential fatty acids it contains makes it, well, essential.
Go for Sainsbury’s (I know the image is Asda Salmon, smartass) smoked salmon trimmings, which are 98p for 120 grams.
The fat in salmon means its more calorie dense, so you need to use less of it, which goes some way to offsetting the cost (which, in the grand scheme of things, is still relatively low).