Everyone has unique tastes. Interests in food, fashion, art, music, hobbies, and anything else that makes up your lifestyle are all different. Of course, we seek to maintain our lifestyles by buying products that compliment our lifestyle. Some of these products, however, can be expensive. Fresh, organic food, gym memberships, packaged and prepared food and drinks. The list could go on, but the point remains: living healthy can be expensive.
It doesn’t have to.
Think about why food is expensive: labor, distribution, and preparation by other people are the greatest cost factors. The food itself is actually not that expensive, relatively speaking. So, if you find that buying all this prepared food and drink is expensive, why not just start making it yourself?
Now, of course, here you are trading money for some time. However, you gain the ability to be more creative with your ingredients (along with knowing, mostly, exactly what goes into your meal). You also get to choose exactly how you want to eat that day.
It’s all about the idea of starting from scratch: if you have all the ingredients you need, you can create just about anything. And that doesn’t just go for food, it goes with exercise, too. Why pay for a gym membership or a personal trainer when you can work out from home? Research on the internet for meal and exercise plans and you’ll find a plethora of resources.
So don’t just choose something off of someone else’s menu.
Start from scratch. Be the master chef of your lifestyle.