Tips for a healthier lifestyle on a budget
This year fulfil your New Year New You resolution with a healthier lifestyle that doesn’t break the bank. Check out our top tips:
Plan your meals. Planning your meals and writing a shopping list will make it easier to stick to when doing your shop. Remember, don't go shopping when hungry, you are more likely to stray from your shopping list.
Dry January. Ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year is an annual tradition for many people, but according to Alcohol Change UK, 86% of people who take part in Dry January save money. Reap the health and financial benefits of going alcohol-free this January.
Check for own brand alternatives. Often supermarkets will place the branded products at eye level. Make sure you check the shelves above and below for own brand alternatives, these often taste just as good for a lower price.
Meat-free Mondays. Meat can be expensive, so save money by having a couple of days a week where you eat vegetarian. Why not try Veganuary and eat a Vegan or even a Vegetarian diet for the whole month and see how much you can save.
Make the most of discount schemes. Through your employer, you may be able to access discounts at many retailers including supermarkets. Even if a supermarket’s discount sounds small, making this saving week in week out will soon add up to a significant sum. Many are available as e-Vouchers on your mobile phone, making it quick and convenient to save while you shop.