Every time I start a diet, as I did yesterday, it seems to cost me money, which doesn't really make sense. After all, if I'm reducing the amount of food I eat, I should be spending less too, right? But I end up buying lots of fresh fruit and some out of season produce like berries, a luxury during the winter months in the Northeast. I also buy meals I don't know how to make like lowfat triple squash soup at Whole Foods - delicious, but expensive.
This time, I'm determined to lose weight without spending a fortune, mostly by making food rather than relying on prepared foods. Yesterday, as I was eating a bowl of Special K with bananas and 1% milk, I saw a segment on the Today Show called Losing Weight Doesn't Have to Cost You.