Hey man! Just started watching your YouTube videos and found them very inspiring.
My question is when you were losing weight/gaining muscle was money ever an issue?
I ask this because the majority of weight loss people I've listened to normally say what food to eat but that obviously requires money to buy the foods. E.g plain chicken, vegetables etc.
I don't want to ask my parents for the money, so I can't really be picky with what I eat. Most of the food in my house is bad, in one way or another.
Do you have any advice for what I can do? I’m currently at college so most of my time goes on doing assignments, so getting a job is difficult.
Any help would be appreciated.
ANSWER: Hey man. Eating a healthy diet can be very cheap if you shop around for deals and choose the right foods. Chicken, canned tuna, eggs, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, peanut butter, and nuts are all very cheap foods and will last a while considering the fact that you are trying to lose weight (you won’t be eating as much). These foods are staples in my diet and i eat for around $50 (USA) per week when i'm trying to gain weight.
However if i'm trying to lose weight and I primarily eat oatmeal, nuts, and chicken i can eat from around $30-$35 per week. I highly suggest these foods if you are trying to lose weight and are on a budget because they are great foods for weight loss and they are generally very inexpensive.
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.