The Benefits of Dieting

January 10th, 2007

It turns out that dieting can cut down on food expenditures. Now that I’m eating less than I used to, I’m getting a lot more mileage out of my food. Used to, I’d eat half a frozen pizza and throw the rest away. Now I’m eating 3 slices, and saving the other 5 for later. I can get almost 3 meals out of a single frozen pizza now. For the last two slices, I can just throw in some hummus and pita. And of course, I’m not spending money on desserts or anything like that, either. I’m looking at something like three or four dollars a day for food, total.

The budget issue is totally separate from the diet issue, but I suppose it’s nice that they’ve got some synergy going. Now I just need to find a way to save money when I’m exercising.

  1. Ben Pharr Says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how your diet goes once Kristen gets back. Those who aren’t dieting tend to be bad influences on those who are. :)

  2. Billy Says:

    Hook up a stationary bicycle to your UPS and charge the battery by cycling?

  3. Derek Park Says:

    Ben, hopefully she won’t be a bad influence. I think she’s planning on watching what she eats a little more, and hopefully I’ll do a pretty good job of not giving in if she does tell me I should eat more.

    And Billy, I don’t have a UPS or a stationary bike, so I don’t think that plan is going to result in a net savings for me.