this is what i just picked up from the grocery store. it cost $32. Thirty. two. dollars. for 1 pineapple, 2 bags of grapes, a small container of raspberries, 1 soft drink and 2/$1 nuts….
do you know how much junk food i could have for $32? do you have any clue how much McDonald’s you can get for $32?
stop shaming fat people poorer than you or people poorer than you in general for not eating healthier. stop lying about how cheap it is or how it’s comparable to fast food. just stop.
This is so true. About a year ago I made a conscious decision to eat as much whole, unprocessed food as possible. I bought as much fresh fruit as I could while it was in season to snack on.
My grocery bill immediately doubled.
And yet, that’s nothing compared to what people who live in grocery deserts would pay. When I stop at a convenience store, they are selling fruits and vegetables for double what you’d pay in a supermarket. In places where these stores are the only option, people can stretch their money farther by purchasing “junk” food.
Double and more if you go organic. It’s crazy. And? I got diabetes from “eating cheap.” We were trying to cut back on expenses and ate tons of pasta, potatoes and rice with veggies and meat as a condiment. My sugars tipped over the line in about 3 months.
I work at a grocery store that has a wide variety of organic foods as a cashier. I had a bill yesterday for about $300 and one on Saturday that hit $600. This is not a game.