There are reasons why these food groups cost more, but some middle ground has to be made at some point.
We’d be happier, we’d have less stress, we’d live fuller, more energetic lives.
What they’re fed can be filled with hormones, chemicals like anti-depressants (true story), and poisons; however, buying organic, grass-fed meat can cost an arm and a leg. Talking to the butcher, he told me that they grind their sirloin. Turkey and chicken, if free-range, will be a lot cheaper than beef. Studies have shown that polutants, while they still exist, are less-prevelant in the northern regions of our continent. Study after study is showing the negative effects of genetically-modified produce on our health. Pesticides have been known to have adverse effects on our health for years.
It’s the same meat, but the ground beef has been put through a grinder – in-house by the way. Packed full of estrogen-raising chemicals, stay away from pesticides, and PLEASE stay away from genetically-modified foods as well. If a fruit or vegetable is in season, it will be cheaper as it will have to travel a shorter distance to get to your mouth.
Have a solid meal that’s high in carbs (oatmeal, white rice) and lean proteins (fish, chicken, turkey).
Then, have your post workout shake with a 2:1 carbs to protein ratio, followed by a massive meal. The grocery list for both goals will be similar, but the Oatmeal – a great, cheap, carbohydrate.