Alpha13 saidPaleo diet. It's miraculous that a high fat diet without processed sugar and processed carbs will burn "bad fat " around the mid section even if you are old like me. It's really not about exercise since we are naturally lean animals if we forego the artificial "food" . It's expensive as hell and you better be sure you make A LOT of income, but yup.
My daughter is working on a blog addressing the cost issue of eating economically on the Paleo diet but you are right that fresh food costs more than dead. Paleo however is a 80% -20 % ratio of veggies to meat so it's not like you eat more than 4 oz of meat at a meal. However ,when you compare the cost of some popular processed food per pound ( chips for instance ) it is not more expensive.
Since I started Paleo diet in 2009 costs have dropped on staples like coconut oil drastically and organic veggies are available at reasonable cost.
You can eat for years on the savings from not having a gall bladder operation. Obamacare won't cover $6,000 or so of the $13, 000 cost.
Tell that to my mom... She's Italian so it's a huge insult to turn down a meal... Even if she does cook with pasta. I offered to buy gluten free lasagna noodles today and she flipped. She literally doesn't understand that this food just makes everyone feel, and look Shitty, though it does taste good.
I don't know what I'm going to do. I want to go on a paleo diet but my family really preventing me from growing as a person. Might have to do what my sister did and sever all ties, save for basic communication.
Wed both rather cut off our own arms, but sometimes I feel we have to do.things that hurt if we want feel good and love ourselves.