The best way to save money …

… is to live healthy! I know the opposite seems true when you go to the grocery store and look at produce prices and organic food prices. In the long-run, however, it really is true.

I am discovering many things about becoming healthy. Sure, some healthy foods may cost more. But I’m not wasting money on sugary snacks anymore. I’m not buying any products that have high fructose corn syrup in them … a product which never satisfies your hunger, which your body can’t process, and which makes you want more and more … thereby causing you to purchase more food with no nutritional value. People always complain that healthy food is so expensive. I used to be one of them. But I’ve realized that when I am eating healthy food, I don’t need as much of it in my shopping cart. I have learned how to eat smaller portions, which helps stretch that grocery budget a little further. I wish there were more coupons for healthy foods, and hopefully if enough of us start changing our lifestyles, the producers and stores will take notice and try harder to get our business. But I can no longer wait for a good coupon while I put my health on the back burner.

When you are healthy, you’re not going to be spending as much money on doctor’s bills, over the counter medication, prescription medication, etc. I have met people in recent months who have eliminated as many as 17 prescription medications from their life, just because they started changing their eating habits and got their bodies into an optimally healthy state. Can you imagine how much all that medication must have cost them over the years? What a good motivation to change your eating habits!

This last one may seem trivial to some … but you also save money on clothes when you’re healthier. When you have to pay for plus-sized clothing, you’re usually paying anywhere from $10-25 more for the same item of clothing that someone in a smaller size might buy. And you have no choice, because you just can’t squeeze into anything. They know they have you, so they charge even more. Since starting my journey to a healthy me, I have gone from a 22W and a 2X down to a 12 Petite and either a small or medium top. I can actually go into a regular department store and get good deals on the clearance racks now! I officially cancelled my email subscription to Lane Bryant a couple months back, because all their clothes are too big for me now! I am no longer stuck paying exorbitant prices just to buy myself a nice pair of jeans and a top. An outfit that cost me $75 a few months ago … now costs me about $30. That is a huge savings!

If you would like more information about getting healthy and changing your life for the better, please contact me. As I have made the decision to get healthy, I have also decided that I owe it to those around me that I love to share what I’ve learned and help spread the health. If you’re curious about how I’ve lost 75 pounds in 6 months (and my husband lost 40 pounds in 2 months!), head on over to my site and check it out. And then contact me to  let me know what questions I can answer. I would love to help you get healthy AND save money as you do it!

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