Eating Healthier on My Way to FIRE
A few weeks ago, I re-watched the movie Food Inc. After watching it again, I realized that I don't want my food to be controlled by big agriculture companies where all the food is tainted with antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, etc. Therefore, I decided to buy organic and local foods.
I started shopping at Whole Foods Market and looked out for organic food at Wegmans and other grocery stores. I also started going to the local farmers market to buy grass-fed meats and cage free chickens. What I realized is that organic food is more expensive than conventional food. But I figured that I only have this one body and I should take care of it as best as I can.
Then I did some research while Google provided me some useful advertising, and to my surprise there are ways to buy cheap organic food. I decided to try out a subscription service called Misfits Market.
I picked the small Misfits box that ships to me every other week. I get a bunch of organic vegetables and fruits for $26.50 including shipping and before any coupons. The amount of food I get easily cost more if I were to buy them from a grocery store. The food in the box lasts for about a week and half for one person.
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Then recently, I saw another movie called Forks Over Knives. The doctors in the movie advocated a whole food, plant-based diet. With this diet, the patients saw their diabetes go away, and hypertension, among many other diseases. Even though I don't have these serious illnesses my LDL is high since the last time I had blood work done. I want to do an experiment to see if I can be healthier by following this diet. This diet forbids me to eat any meat products, which it's easy for me to do since I've already cut down on my meat consumption a few weeks ago.
On a financial note, my monthly budget for groceries has not changed since I started tracking my FIRE progress. I'm able to stay within the budget and also eat healthier. Contrary to popular belief, healthy food doesn't have to be expensive. I hope to eat even better if I had a garden to tend and gather all of my food from it. That's my ideal situation.