I need to finish up a project today, so I won’t write extensively about my “Low-Carb Food Stamp Diet” until tomorrow.
For now, I want to offer a disclaimer: While I recommend that people buy healthy food at modest prices if they’re on a tight budget, I am not advising readers on what foods they should eat or in what quantities. I am not a doctor or a dietician. I urge readers who are considering dietary changes to consult a recognized expert, as some dietary changes may result in negative health consequences.
I also need to clear up a possible misconception, based on a comment I got yesterday. I am not offering my diet as a model food stamp or low-budget diet. Rather, the purpose of my week’s diet is to refute the claim that a low-budget diet implies a diet high in carbohydrates, starches, and hydrogenated fats. I do think a diet should eliminate hydrogenated fat and even vegetable oils, but I don’t have a problem with modest carb and starch consumption. My usual diet includes whole grains, occasional potatoes, some sugary fruits, and limited cane sugar. I’ll have more to say about this tomorrow.
I am considering buying three more bananas for the week to pad my carbs. I still have 89 cents left on my self-imposed budget. So my daily total may increase a bit by week’s end.