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Follow up on 2 other threads
so with the threads about salary expectations, and what you spend on food.. its mainly directed toward the "food expenses" thread..
I'm curious as to know how many of you guys who are voicing opinions and statements in those threads, how old you guys are and how many of you are actually living on your own right now, and not receiving money from your parents..
because i feel that those of you who are spending over 450 dollars a month (thats over 20 bucks a day) on your food, arent living on your own, unless you're making dece money. any college student, i doubt could afford that.
i feel that for 250 to 350 bucks a month, you can eat fairly decent. even if you live in an expensive part of the country. i live in So-Cal...
for dinner the other night, i made spaghetti, garlic bread, and a drink for like 7 bucks.
i eat out most of the time for lunch, so its like 4 dollars. and i rarely eat breakfast.
I would say i spend 10-13 dollars a day on food. take the average of that... 11.5, equals out to about 350 a month on food. and i could live even cheaper than that if i had to.
so how old are you and are you getting money from your parents to be able to spend that much?
are do you actually live on your own and work and still choose to spend that much on food?
when I was in college, my mom gave me $40 a week for food. I ate pretty much a huge dinner every night and maybe a snack for lunch. I got so many deals on wheels it was nuts. went to school at uconn
I don't remember the last time I ate out anywhere. To think of someone eating out everyday is beyond disgusting, and that will catch up to you. It's also terrible to not eat breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.
I eat extremely healthy. Unfortuantely, healthy = more expensive, but to me it's worth it. Whether my parents help me or not is completely irrelevant. Some people also have strict diets because of their health.
Who ever spends $20 a day on food alone has to be the size of a whale, and no one cares what wales think.
Kids who still live with their parents never know / care / think about the cost of food, so they would probably never participate in a thread like that.
Lastly, I have no idea why I responded to this thread, but I'm seriously flabbergasted at the amount of babbling you did about how much you/people spend on food.
I feel like talking about socks would have been more thread worthy.
wait... its not like eating out makes it unhealthy? There are healthy restaurants... right? I mean i havn't gone to any but im sure they exist.
i'm 6ft tall and weigh 160 pounds. and my diet is already stated.
I'm seriously flabbergasted at the amount of babbling you did without answering any of my inquiries.
whether your parents are helping you or not, is completely relevant, because i dont think most people between 18 and 24 can afford to spend that much on food.
thats the whole point of this thread.
Eating out is not automatically unhealthy. You can go to a restaurant and eat a nutritious meals. They do serve vegetables at restaurants you know...
Also, you make it sound like not eating breakfast is equivalent to kicking kittens. I haven't eaten breakfast in years (apart from a few exceptions) and i'm not a fat slob or horrifically out of shape.
I'm with you on the not eating breakfast. I hate breakfast, and during the school year I almost never eat breakfast. I'm 20, yes I am still dependent on my parents. But hey, I don't think my food for today would have cost that much. Had a piece of coffee cake for breakfast, made a sandwich for lunch, and ate leftover pizza that I found in the freezer.
I can tell you that once school starts I am going to be very frugal on buying food, seeing as no more meal plan for me. I will probably never buy anything to drink, why waste money when I can drink water for free.
I think you took me too seriously, that whole response was sarcastic... I was actually agreeing with you with my whale statement. Anyone who spends $20 a day on food is a whale.
Although I will say it's just as cheap if not cheaper to buy food than eat out, and generally more healthy. Just my two cents.
yea, i took it a little wrong... but,
i can see it costing 20 bucks a day if you are eating really healthy..
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