Long Term Savings, Shorter Term Weight Loss
Nov, 29, 2010Posted by
Budget For Your Finances and Your Weight
Looking at ways to trim the budget and trim your waist line? Consider eating smaller lunches. For example, on this blog you may have noticed I eat fast food often. I’ve slimmed that down some but here are some conservative estimates on savings I could have, that you could have, by buying smaller portions.
Taco Bell has $2 meal deals (plus tax) with a food item (like a Gordita, or a 5 Layer burrito, etc), a bag of doritos and a small drink. The meal I normally get is $5.79 + tax, so let’s look at some quick numbers here -estimated cost per year for both meals and the savings by eating the smaller meal.
Budgeting for Wallet and Waist
$2 Meals @ 2.00/meal = $200.00/year*
SAVINGS = $379.00 per year
$avings = $379/year + untold calories – what could YOU do with almost $400?? So, this approach would benefit your wallet and your waist. Most fast-food places have value menus, and if yours doesn’t you should consider looking around. Even making a $3 lunch instead of your regular fast food meal from as is available at most fast-food places would help in your finances and your weight.
Also keep in mind you may see the savings on your waist before you see it in your finances. Sock that extra money away for something, or use it somewhere else in your budget if finances are tough!
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