“Healthy stuff? It’s expensive” That’s what they typically say. Imagine paying for gym memberships, juice detox suppliers, organic produce and the list goes on. People typically opt for what is readily available, junk food and fast food to name a few but what one don’t realize; having to spend on junk may cost tad lower than the healthy finds but the hospital bills and health concerns would cost even more than the benefit of choosing the lesser evil, healthier option.
Here are few financial fitness notes:
1. Know where your money is going.
Spend it with a fast food meal versus a good healthy meal. They basically cost the same, you just didn’t realize it earlier not until you thoroughly checked the cost you paid. Gym memberships? What for? You’ve got the internet and youtube.
2. Treat 1,200 calories as cash on hand
Counting calories is like counting for the cash you have on hand. Stick to your daily budget. If not, be wary of portion control. Over eating is synonymous to overspending.
3. Manage weekly grocery list
Having a grocery list not only would make you plan your meals weekly, it will also help you manage your budget. Planning ahead gives you the advantage to be in-control.
4. Think Long-term
Going healthy and getting healthy doesn’t happen overnight but it sure needs a day for you to start. Invest and the rest will pay off in the long run. Makes sense?
5. Food is the best medicine
Eat junk, have migraine. Eat healthy, shy away from any aches. Anyone would take the latter.
Come to think of it, yes, healthy is expensive. It sure is priceless. you get to live life longer and healthier. Steer away from the emergency room and clear yourself from possible health conditions.
What do you think? Let’s get financially healthy.