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Gray
02-11-2009, 04:42 PM
I was going through some posts here and people seem to be eating an obscene amount of food! I'm not better myself. Anyway, so how much do you spend on food in your quest for that buff bod?

I operate in , but my food bill is around 70 ($100) a week and that include 25 breasts (get 'em cheap from butcher), 5 cans of tuna (can't stand it, but force it down), 1kg of oats, 1kg of potatoes, brown rice, a lot of milk, and then others bits and pieces. All and all, not too bad. I don't smoke nor touch alcohol, so I get away living far more cheap than most of my unhealthy friends.

STEELERJ-XL
02-11-2009, 05:15 PM
Man mine is 90/10 Hamburger meat(10# $20.00), Chicken Breast (6# $11.00), Protien Powder (2.5# $15.00), 4 Dozen Eggs ($ 8.00). And then just little things here or there. Im at $60.00 a week. Not bad huh. My 2 kids and my girl have there own groceries bill....Junk lol. Thats my KETO DIET.

beau
02-11-2009, 05:25 PM
Id say anywhere from $75-100 a week depending on bulking or cutting cycles

Kelly Baker
02-11-2009, 05:27 PM
To feed just me, $90 a week. The hubby who does not eat like I do, is on his own. Typical grocery purchase looks like this.

6 packages of cucumbers, 6 packages of celery hearts, bag of romaine hearts, 6 packs of chiken breasts, 1 pack of either steak or salmon filets, 6 cans of salt-free salmon, any spices and such that I use while cooking.

Shadow
02-11-2009, 07:01 PM
Anywhere from $80 - $100 a week, depending on how fancy I get. When I go for taste it tends to be more expensive, but when I'm just throwing back plain ass chicken breasts and rice it's pretty cheap.

~BG~
02-11-2009, 07:21 PM
Man you guys are lucky, I get ripped off out here in the Hamptons ( Im by no mean rich). I spend about $180, now that times are tough about $130....but Im not gaining like i should be !!!

BoneBz
02-11-2009, 07:22 PM
I like to get my food every day. As of now I get

OMEGA-3 eggs the extra large ones I'll get two dozen of that, a bottle V8 Fusion drink so I can get some of the veggies that I really don't eat much of,
Chicken Tenderloin get like as close to 2lbs as I can then I'll get like 3-4 yams. Once a week I buy a thing of grits or whole oats and a big bottle of some Fish Oil.

Comes to like 15-20 dollars a day depending where I go and what's sale.

Viking
02-11-2009, 07:29 PM
My last strength/bulk cycle was 150-200 a week, thats why im 290. :D

604_MIKE
02-11-2009, 08:19 PM
I spend 60cdn on chicken breast alone. (10lbs) other than that I just tell my wife what I need at the grocery store, so im not really sure how much the other stuff is. Atleast 100 total a week.

MichaelWayne
02-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Hard to tell, grocery is the wifes job. I go along and help, but when its checkout time, I'm pretty zoned out and ready to leave. She isn't saying I'm fat, so it must be under 300. :)

bigdaddyd
02-11-2009, 11:28 PM
Chicken breasts, omega eggs, regular eggs, cashews, oats, and fish. About $75 per week just for me.

Gray
02-12-2009, 03:13 AM
Hard to tell, grocery is the wifes job. I go along and help, but when its checkout time, I'm pretty zoned out and ready to leave. She isn't saying I'm fat, so it must be under 300. :)

Man up, do your own bodybuilding shopping!! :p Me and the missus share absolutely everything, but when it comes to food and food shopping, she's on her own. :D

thechampofchamp
02-12-2009, 03:25 AM
About $150 for 2-3 weeks on chicken Breasts, Salmon, Shrimp, Cheapest form of red meat I can find, and my best friend canned Tuna

Bryan Hildebrand
02-12-2009, 05:25 PM
last week, only because my wife asked me to document it: $280. including $27 a week for Myofusion. no other supps included here. I eat a lot of filet mignon at $16.99lb which is where most of my cost comes from.

Shadow
02-12-2009, 05:32 PM
last week, only because my wife asked me to document it: $280. including $27 a week for Myofusion. no other supps included here. I eat a lot of filet mignon at $16.99lb which is where most of my cost comes from.


Whoa. Must be nice!

250by55
02-15-2009, 02:00 PM
My wife and I both are avid bodybuilders. We have two boys(10 and 7). We spend 1k a month on food, additional 400 on supps. Boys eat pared down versions of my meals. Wife currently doing Velocity diet from Biotest/t-nation. I rotate carbs. Boys do have some junk in their diets(ice cream, cookies, etc.)but 98% food budget is very clean.

Jer
02-15-2009, 02:19 PM
About 500 a month for me.

Pryme
02-15-2009, 04:51 PM
I like to get my food every day. As of now I get

OMEGA-3 eggs the extra large ones I'll get two dozen of that, a bottle V8 Fusion drink so I can get some of the veggies that I really don't eat much of,
Chicken Tenderloin get like as close to 2lbs as I can then I'll get like 3-4 yams. Once a week I buy a thing of grits or whole oats and a big bottle of some Fish Oil.

Comes to like 15-20 dollars a day depending where I go and what's sale.

V8 fusion is crap, it by no means comes even close to replacing or even making up for, real veggies.

I do not keep track of what I spend on food.

BoneBz
02-15-2009, 07:37 PM
^^ Yeah but a bottle of that along with my daily vitamin/mineral pack is better than nothing dude. Plus I said " get some" not "get all" :-D

Razer
02-16-2009, 04:41 AM
averages 200 a week. Now add two kids = 1 broke ass wanna be bodybuilder

Rico MacTaco
02-16-2009, 11:17 AM
70-100 a week

Southern Cross
02-16-2009, 01:26 PM
About 120 dollars a week.

mr.genetics
02-16-2009, 01:34 PM
I spend about 100 a week. I buy 14 chicken breasts at about 30 bucks, 14 pieces of fish at about 20 bucks, 5lbs of whey at 50 bucks, salad at around 5 dollars, and peanut butter, and cashews, but I don't have to buy those every week. I'm on Dave's contest diet. In the offseason I would say it would be around 130-140 a week.

Maximus7132005
02-16-2009, 04:41 PM
yeah I would say like 100 bucks a week

Koubs
02-16-2009, 05:26 PM
My grocery bill per month is always just under 400 (chicken, omega-3 eggs, either sirloin or round steak, veggies, sweet potatoes, hot sause/condiments, some fruit, oatmeal, PB, and almonds)... that would also be cleaning stuff & shower stuff like shaving razors/cream

Supplements are additional though, which is usually about 400 every 2 months (Protein powder, joint supplment, omegalyze, multi, some creatine, mac nut oil, and my NO-XPLODE)

flexingtonsteele
02-20-2009, 05:57 AM
about $150-175 per week.

i have a 3yr old and a wife so the food bill is not cheap.

laracroft
02-21-2009, 04:13 AM
My wife and I both are avid bodybuilders. We have two boys(10 and 7). We spend 1k a month on food, additional 400 on supps. Boys eat pared down versions of my meals. Wife currently doing Velocity diet from Biotest/t-nation. I rotate carbs. Boys do have some junk in their diets(ice cream, cookies, etc.)but 98% food budget is very clean.
You sound pretty much like us except we only have one five year old daughter. I have given up on looking how much everything costs. If we need it we get it. I do a lot of internet ordering for speciality items that we cant get in the country. I cant even imagine what it would be like to shop for a non-bodybuilding family. What do they eat? :p

blacktaboo
02-21-2009, 05:20 PM
about us$300 a month. could be less dependent on what i buy.

Reloaded
02-22-2009, 03:23 PM
$240/month

Bubba Bronko
02-22-2009, 09:31 PM
$150 this week = 6lbs lean red meat, 10 pounds of chicken breasts, 1 case sanpellegrino water, 5lbs aspargus, 3lbs spinach, 7-1gal water, 2 cottage cheese, 36 eggs, 1 ANPB, 5 lbs oats, 4 yams, 1 bag o mini peppers, 3 loafs ezekiel bread...chicken will last a few weeks along with the asparagus and spinach i blanch it then freeze it and the bread so i dont spend 150 every week just this week

Gray
02-25-2009, 09:24 AM
Got away with 29 ($42) this week. Included 8 big steaks, 4lbs of turkey mince, 12 chicken breasts, 30 eggs, 3 liter low fat milk and some assorted vegetables.

Crap, going through the posts I realised forgot to buy some Oats. Grrr, make that around 32 this week then.

Jack of All
03-10-2009, 06:13 PM
You all are getting out cheap. I spend on average $200 a week. That feeds my wife, child and me. Also includes house hold supplies which arent too much.

anthony1992
03-13-2009, 08:42 PM
about 250-300 a month just for me

BigPablo300
03-13-2009, 09:49 PM
About 150 a week.

Canuck_Muscle
03-16-2009, 07:55 AM
For me it is 200 every 2 weeks. I buy a lot of chicken breasts, steaks, roasts, eggs, pork chops, rice, also a shitload of crystal lite because water is way to bland.

needtogetaas
03-17-2009, 02:37 PM
About 300-400 a week. Wife and 3 kids too.