Coming from abject poverty, I feel rich now. But I know I make less than 40,000 per year. The fact that I get to eat every day if I want to means I AM one of the wealthy. We shop on a budget, though. $50.00 per week ($100.00 for the two of us) for general groceries, but a few extra bucks on stuff like raw honey and tallow that lasts awhile. And occasional treats like Lara bars.
I'm basically white, but my Dad grew up living like a (stereotypical povertous lifestyle, not necessarily racial) Native American because his Mom is half, which makes me 1/8th.
Hand-outs, freebies, filling up on samples were all encouraged. Your family took one or two free squares of cheese from the demo dish, we stood there and ate the whole thing.
Sometimes Mom would have to have a "pretend" dinner when the "food" (macaroni and cheese, kool-aid and canned corn) ran out. We'd all pretend to fill our bowls, pray and eat - air - suppressing the obvious. So now I feel wealthy.
Primal was daunting and I even gave up at first, but the pain was too much so I started finding the best deals in town. Canned mackerel in water for .80cents a can? Boom. You can do it. Got to dig. Asian markets, dollar stores and Grocery Outlet all have something Primal. Read labels, stay in the budget and ration the food. It can be done.
Last edited by Knifegill; 11-27-2012 at 12:12 AM.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.