No S and Saving Money

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No S and Saving Money

Post by Nicest of the Damned » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:25 pm

On another message board I frequent, there is a thread about ways to save money, for a person whose spending is largely on food. I mentioned No S, and said that cutting out snack foods and sweets would probably help save some money. I suspect I'm spending less on food since going on No S, but I don't really track expenditures very closely. Is there anyone here who does track their food spending more closely than I do, and noticed a difference when they started on No S?

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Post by NoelFigart » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Our grocery bill is about 20% less when I am strict about No-S v. not.
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Post by ~hf » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:33 am

I'm going to embarrass myself with this but, I'm saving over $200 per month on beverages alone.

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Post by veggirl1964 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:09 pm

Our grocery bill is down by about 10%.

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Post by NoelFigart » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:48 am

I got to thinking about this some more -- the lower food bill thing. Yes, not buying snack foods helps, but I think in my case, part of the dramatic lowering in food spending also has to do with the fact that when I'm strictly No-Sing, I tend to PLAN meals more.

You know, stuff like: "Okay, roast chicken for dinner on Monday. Pick off some of the leftover meat for bentos for lunch... then I'll make Carcass Soup for Tuesday..." Because I'm thinking about the week as a whole, what I'm making for each meal (cause when I'm eating three times a day, I do like to make those meals COUNT when I have the option), making sure that I'm getting a variety, that it's tasty, and that leftovers from one meal can be repurposed properly to another meal, this translates into a large savings.
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Post by 3-0-7 girl » Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:21 pm

I save $50 to $75 a month when doing my 3-0-7 NO S. That's a lot for one person.

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Post by jellybeans01 » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:16 pm

I don't keep real close tabs on specific amounts, but I really do save money. Diet dinners and food can be pricey. I would usually buy food for my family then buy myself frozen diet dinners and seperate special diet snacks. I love not having to do that. I'm saving time and money.

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Post by Imogen Morley » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:27 pm

Whatever I save on regular groceries, I seem to spend during weekends on really decadent desserts :lol:

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