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How much a week do you spend on food?

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2014/11/04 13:15:30 (permalink)

How much a week do you spend on food?

Hi guys,
 
Was just interested to see how much you guys spend on food a week and what your current calorie goal is at the moment? I'm currently on 3700-4000 kcals a day and i reckon i spend approx £40-£45.
 
Also, do you buy the best food available (free range etc) or do you just get the cheapest food that'll do the job? 
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    The_Lone_Wolf
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/04 13:36:14 (permalink)
    I need to work it out, but it's hard to get a true figure as I shop for a family too.
     
    If I could afford it, I would buy high end quality meat and veg etc. I currently buy my chicken from musclefood, and all my other meat and veg from ASDA. No complaints.  

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    kinghelmet
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/04 13:39:54 (permalink)
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    I need to work it out, but it's hard to get a true figure as I shop for a family too.
     
    If I could afford it, I would buy high end quality meat and veg etc. I currently buy my chicken from musclefood, and all my other meat and veg from ASDA. No complaints.  




    I've been meaning to check out musclefood as i've nothing but good reviews for them, could imagine storing it all though could be a problem? Might have to empty out my freezer haha!
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/04 13:54:24 (permalink)
    I've got 2 freezers, with 1 entire freezer dedicated soley to meat. Although I can get nearly about 10kg of chicken bagged up well into 1 freezer draw.

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    How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/04 14:15:15 (permalink)
    Only buy free range/outdoor reared meat. Most veg is organic from riverford but get some of it from the supermarket. Only really shop at sainsburys.

    I don't like to think what the monthly bill is tbh!
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/04 16:59:45 (permalink)
    I buy good quality food, but not the best quality and I spend around £130 - £150 a week for me and my wife... damn that sounds a lot when you put it in writing!
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/05 12:10:12 (permalink)
    About £120 per week for me and my fiance.  Tend to go for free range meats, offset by the occasional cheap stuff.  I have no objection to spending money on food, it's what you earn money for.  That and your mortgage.

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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/18 16:54:36 (permalink)
    I'm a thrifty shopper and try and always look for the deals. Chicken I buy in bulk for £20 which will last me approx 2 weeks. Rice, pasta, broccoli, sweet potatoes, fruit and various cooking sauces are my staples. I'm currently eating 4,500kcals a day and I'd estimate I spend around £40 a week on food for myself so we're not too far apart.
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/18 16:58:57 (permalink)
    Funnily enough I just collected all last months food bills for my progress log, last month I spent £521.20 on good for just me :| bodybuilding is over rated hah!
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/18 19:50:08 (permalink)
    I try to hit around £130 for the family.... we tend to have one shop a month close to £200 but that's for all teh extras like bog roll, washing tabs etc etc. But yeah, ~£130pw for the family shop

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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/18 21:54:51 (permalink)
    Circa £80 a week for family (2 adults + one 3 yr old... the 4 week old one doesn't eat much lol). That includes sundries not just food.
     
    Reckon £30-40 a week goes on me and food for circa 4000-4200kcals per day.  I tend rely on oat and milk powder smoothies for a lot of kcals. Fruit and oil added in too. Then 'normal' teas etc. Add milk across the week to bump up kcals.
     
    TBH happy that I am not planning on ever going up a weight class :)
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/18 21:57:39 (permalink)
    Wow, £80 for the whole family. I was chuffed with getting out weekly shop DOWN to under £150, but under £100 I can't imagine

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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/19 14:38:30 (permalink)
    Excluding sundries, £40 for 2 adults. All for home cooking. 0 processed pee pee
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/19 14:52:04 (permalink)
    £150 a week for 2 adults and 3 teenagers.

     



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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/19 17:38:10 (permalink)
    dirtyvest
    Wow, £80 for the whole family. I was chuffed with getting out weekly shop DOWN to under £150, but under £100 I can't imagine




    Ewan is only 3 so he isn't taking using up loads of stuff. Got nappy bill coming through now though so it'll be going up lol
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/19 17:57:16 (permalink)
    My boy just lives off yoghurt, bread and pasta so he's cheap enough.... I reckon most of my bill isn't MY food but miscellaneous crap the Mrs 'needs'

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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/19 18:17:45 (permalink)
    about 30quid a week max, i am single and been veggie for most of my life.
     
    Often it's less than that, depends on if pick up a few bags of walnuts, cashews etc.
     
    Also i try to restrict myself to about 2000-2300 calories per day.
     
     
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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/20 09:01:22 (permalink)
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    Wow, £80 for the whole family. I was chuffed with getting out weekly shop DOWN to under £150, but under £100 I can't imagine




    Ewan is only 3 so he isn't taking using up loads of stuff. Got nappy bill coming through now though so it'll be going up lol




    Nappies are bloody expensive lol.

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    Re: How much a week do you spend on food? 2014/11/21 14:05:24 (permalink)
    I can answer this as I'm living back at my parents and to make things easier/cheaper for them, I buy my own food for the week.  It also keeps me strict rather than eating whatever they are having.  Plus I shop at Aldi.  When I first moved back my Mum got my food from Tesco and spent a bomb..... mainly on chicken breasts!
     
    Mon - Fri food bill is around £20 per week.  Slightly varies as I don't need certain things every week (eg oats, peanut butter).  I eat whatever my parents have in the house on the weekend.  But other than a couple of slices of bread every night I don't touch their food through the week.
     
    On top of that I have a whey shake every morning with my breakfast.  That's about £25 for 2kg which typically lasts me a couple of months.  
     
    For info, I'm eating around 2700 calories a day at the minute.
     
     
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