Broke ass college student here.
After loans and >lmao rent I'm going to have about $80 fucking dollars to spend on food this month and am wondering what the fuck I can even survive on for this price.
I love my meat but it seems apart from cafeteria shit I'm going to be vegetarian for a while.
I need to be spending $3 or less a day to fit my poverty budget AND bulk up what does IST recommend?
40lbs of chicken and 40lbs of rice. Spring time is here so just learn to identify wild carrots and dandelions. Maybe even some button mushrooms if you're lucky, and some mulberries from local parks.
Can't afford chicken that's $3.50 a pound even for frozen where I am. I've considered rice but it has shit micros and I'm not no fucking asian
I don't want beans either that's Hispanic shit and gives me gas, already tried that shit never again
Potatoes then. Also
>I need help with low cost foods but exclude low cost foods please
The fuck do you want from us then anon? Try lentils if beans fuck with you and drink milk. If you say no to those too then just be small
Beans and lentils give me gas and make me bloated. Obviously that's like the first thing that comes to mind I wouldn't be asking if that was feasible for me.
And rice makes me want to hang myself takes too much fucking Hispanices and salt to taste edible and it's like eating plastic after a while
Lol I may as well start dumpster diving and save some dignity in doing that.
Eggs are $3.50 a dozen now too and that's only 800 calories. Not looking for heart disease either.
damn dude you're in for a rude awakening
>Lol I may as well start dumpster diving and save some dignity in doing that.
Not a bad idea. You can get hundreds of dollars worth of groceries that are relatively fresh if you figure out a grocer's garbage schedule. I've gotten a pallet of olives, bread, potatoes, citrus fruits, french mango yogurt, and boxes of cottage cheese in one night before. It's much better in the winter than in hot weather though.
Fuck I may as well consider doing that. It's probably illegal as fuck but I'd rather hang myself than go back to rice
What are some good places to dumpster dive? I'm p sure most around here have locks on the dumpsters to keep the homeless fuckers out
you can also just steal from grocery stores
>What are some good places to dumpster dive?
Look for small grocers in the suburbs of the city who cater to rich yuppies. "Farmer's markets" that are not part of franchises are especially good. You can also get free bread from the back of paneras daily and re-toast or boil it at high heat to make it safe.
Looking around Cincinnati, some viable targets for dumpster diving:
>Clifton natural foods/clifton grocer
>The strip mall with ETC Produce and Provisions/Madisons at Findlay market (They appear to have ungated dumpsters in the parking lot area)
>Country Fresh farm markets
>Francis international market
>Aldis at 5505 Ridge Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Also for buying chicken, "save a lot" should offer it at cheaper than $1 per pound. Aldi also offers very cheap prices.
Your attitude makes you insufferable. If you ever make friends through successes in your life they'll only be around you to leech off of you because there's no possible way you'll make genuine friendships acting the way you do. Hope this board lives up to it's reputation of giving bad advice and you follow it wholeheartedly
No I'm not going to walk around looking like I'm pregnant to appease some gay on IST who doesn't even lift. And no I don't give a shit about your pampered ass who never really had to work for anything and I'm gonna call you out for it.
I bet mommy gives you hundreds to budget every fucking month if you even buy your own shit, gay. Post body
Lmfao I was born into genuine poverty and worked my way out of it you fucking sperg. I worked full time in college when I went about a decade ago. I knew people with 2 full time jobs, full time college courses, and a family making their way out. You're itt complaining about working more than part time and you have the nerve to call me pampered? Fuck off
>le post body
Wasn't even offering fitness advice so no I won't post body. I'm offering life advice that you're an arrogant bitch who needs to put himself in check before you end up acting up to the wrong guy one day as you're stumbling through life and become one of the webms the sociopaths post here. I don't expect any of this to actually reach you and get you out of the patterns you have going so I won't reply further
Fuck off you stupid piece of shit.
>I was born into genuine poverty
I fucking doubt that. We both know mommy pampered your stupid ass else you wouldn't be talking like an arrogant cunt to someone whose struggling spending all his free time at school or working.
I hate gays like you and you didn't come in this thread to give advice. You just started attacking me because I don't want to eat beans and didn't suck you off for your shit advice I already said I wasn't going to do.
No doubt you live in your mothers basement and are just a pathetic troll. Also nice job not posting body gay that's how I know you're a stupid liar.
>implies others don’t even lift
>doesn’t even eat
Something is deeply wrong with you. Assuming no one else had a difficult upbringing or financial hardship simply because they don’t share your bitchy female self-defeating attitude is just you coping hard with your own retarded decision making. No one put a gun to your head and forced you into your situation. You could have worked and saved money prior to enrolling. You could have found a college in a walkable area to avoid the expense of owning a vehicle. You could drive to a soup kitchen or a food pantry and get weeks worth of food for free whenever you want. But you don’t actually want solutions because victim-hood is your entire identity. You are unironically, 1000%, and without dispute NGMI
Still haven't posted body and I'm actively listening to people ITT
You're literally just sperging out at me for half a dozen fucking posts because I don't want to eat your beans.
Stop projecting your own inadequacy and gay behavior onto others and get off your fucking high horse you pathetic troll
>haven’t posted body
Not my reply you ape. I’m replying to your subhuman ramblings to anyone who rightly calls you a whiny pussy that they must have lived a privileged existence if they don’t have the brain of a woman like you do. I don’t care if you eat beans or not. I’d rather you ate glass.
You’re casually discussed the fine art of dumpster diving you pathetic roach. There isn’t a human alive in America who’s less adequate than you
>will not eat rice and beans
Listen, gay. When I graduated I saved $25k in a year because I ate rice for every meal and didn't spend money on shit. If you really wanted/needed it, you would choose to be better.
>beans give me gas
You're supposed to soak them first retard.
you deserve starvation for being such a gullible doofus. this is simply natural selection at work. the universe is telling you that you don’t deserve to live
Not a keto cultist fuck off
Yes oats sounds good I've been eating some already. Kind of plain but if I mix them with yogurt from the cafeteria it's delicious
Very much appreciated king I'm owing my gains to you
keto morons are fags but so are you. please furnish any evidence whatsoever that eggs cause heart disease. it doesn’t exist. also you’re literally considering digging through dumpsters of rotting food for sustenance and in the same breath crying about health concerns of EGGS. this level of autism shouldn’t be possible
>may as well start dumpster diving and save some dignity
>Not looking for heart disease either.
Oh this was just a retarded troll.
beggars can't be choosers retard if you come with an atitude fine you figure it then by yourself,
>Can't afford chicken that's $3.50 a pound even for frozen where I am
Where do you live? Buy from wholesalers.
Get a Costco membership, frozen chicken thighs are $1.30/pound and you can get huge bags of white rice for cheap
your a poor gay who doesnt get a part time job
you dont have luxury to pick and choose what you get to eat. Buy rice and beans
costco you dumb gay
Costco isnt as cheap as you think it is
You literally cannot afford to be picky
Get a job, sissy
Bro I'm already working part time and weekends to afford this shit.
Also got car loans to pay because you need a car to live in this country and I don't have a family to give me handouts. Easy to talk like you when you're privileged enough to have daddy pay for your bills
assuming you're still doing classes it isn't impossible to do a full time job while still getting your shit done. It'll be hard but not impossible.
I would consider it but I need my study time and I'd rather budget than start slipping in grades
461 calories for $1. Not bad for chicken. I might consider that and pair it with some carb source for calories. I wonder about this
I'm not worrying about veggies or fruit I will get enough of those in the cafeteria and I can smuggle some apples back home
Legit? I'll have to go see about that paneras. I don't expect much from any grocers around here because of homeless but that sounds promising
>I don't expect much from any grocers around here because of homeless but that sounds promising
Homeless generally don't go dumpster diving at grocers because they have no way of cooking vegetables.
lol wtf why do you have a loan for a car? Shit costs like $5k
I live in fucking california and I can find chicken for $1.99/lb if I go to the right store. If I don't go to the right store it's over $3 per pound. get good
>lol wtf why do you have a loan for a car? Shit costs like $5k
so i can flex and get bitches
>lol wtf why do you have a loan for a car? Shit costs like $5k
Not that anon but I had to do the same thing a while back. Couldnt afford to shell out 5k, but I could afford a 500 downpayment on a 14k loan for a newer-used car. Was able to find a better job and keep up with payments so it actually worked out better with a higher credit score at the end
Same here except a bit more expensive. I now have two fully paid off cars worth 15k each.
Can't you just get a personal loan from a local credit union for 5k?
wtf are u on about??? sell the fucking car, take the bus, and buy chicken you retard
being a car owner is a mental illness
Is this what IST is now? An endless spewing of diarrhea, insanity shitposts?
>t. Can’t afford a car
Bus rider detected
have a nice day and reincarnate as a richoid
or drop out of school because it's a waste of time
And in the united states, due to logistics and factory farming, chicken meat is generally the cheapest high quality source of protein. To buy complete vegetarian protein at the multiples needed to be equivalent to eating chicken would actually cost you more in most cases (unless you buy vegetarian animal kibble).
>vegetarian animal kibble
redpill me on this
It's complete protein (onions based) and extremely cheap. It also won't kill you.
I almost lost my job for eating this at the zoo I work in 🙁
Chink shops usually have massive bags of cheap rice. Just make sure you wash it before eating. I don't know if you have "quark" in the US but if you can find it, it should be incredibly cheap protein (like 150g of protein for 3 bucks)
Eggs, rice and if you can try to meet some old people with a garden and propose them to help them out against few vegetables. They'd love some company and someone strong to do things they can't do anymore. If you're lucky they'll most likely also have a coop and give you eggs every once in a while
lol, it's a luxury food these days.
I don't know where you live but in France it's still cheaper than meat. Like 20cents per eggs. Liver is also pretty cheap and quite good
you can get 5 dozen cage free eggs at costco for like $10
Canned Tuna gay. Each can is less than a dollar. Eighteen grams of protein and eighty calories. But like the other guy said if you're too good for rice or beans get potatoes they'll fill you up and provide the starches and energy. Otherwise embrace the lentil.
Even shit-cheap potatoes from aldi are 50c a pound and that's only 350 calories
Can of tuna is only 120 calories and those are $1.50 here
just hunt some animals you gay. modern ''men'' are truly pathetic. what if your budget was 0$ per day. would you starve to death?
Since he said he's in college I guess he must be in a urban area, might be hard to hunt many things.
He could hunt pidgeons
bro find some ducks and eat them
80 dollars a month is plenty to spend on a month's worth of food. Chicken leg quarters at 59 cents/lb, beans, rice, cabbage, onions, potatoes, some apples for sugar to help with mood. You should have enough to nab some herbs and Hispanices to amp things up too.
I remember when I was in college I only spent $20 per week on eggs, bread, peanut butter(once a month buy), milk, and oats(once a month buy). Very boring years until I got my job
Unironically take the popcorn pill.
2500 calories for $1, tastes fucking great and respectable protein too. Just beware of the kernel hulls getting stuck in yer teeth
Cheap, lotsa protein, reasonably tasty
You need to start eating oats they are cheap and easy to make
Check out this website OP https://efficiencyiseverything.com
Has a list of everything from calories per $ to nutrients and protein
Damn that's a really good website thanks boss
White mulberry tree locations, there are a lot near the zoo. Pick them around May-Aug.
Burnet woods and Mt Storm in generally have a pretty good variety of wild edibles:
>Chicken of the woods
>Wild raspberry/blackberry/black raspberry/wineberry
OP is fucking retarded, if he tried foraging he'd eat a snail and die.
In that case, mulberry, dandelion, and chicken of the woods are the most retard-proof wild edibles.
>you have one of those cafeteria passes
Just eat there, what the fuck?
The McDonald's 2 for 4, once a day 20 times in a row
I made red lentil soup today
You can get sixty pounds of chicken quarters where I live for thirty dollars. That's enough for a pound a day. You can get a pound of oatmeal for three dollars. What's the problem?
food is cheaper in eu, but look into chicken/turkey mince. basically the same price as bone-in thighs per kg, and you don't have to spend time deboning. bit boring but works, bulk it out with beans.
sardines/tuna is cheap for lunch, then you can have bulking shake (milk, oats, peanut butter, fruit, eggs) for breakfast
Lol, that's my experience
Soup vegetable pack
Goyslop is actually expensive as fuck.
1 big pot of shit cheap soup lasts for a week.
canned tuna boi
Mfw I'm bulking easier while living in Venezuela
Contact your school and ask if they can help out with a meal card/trade, most schools help students out you just need to reach out and ask/explain your problem. Or better yet be a good student and apply to every single scholarship even if you don't qualify and get mega financial aid, sounds like you're broke enough. I applied to every scholarship my school offered and got like 7 offers back.
Why are you paying loans (assuming these are student loans) while you’re still in school?
I needed a car
obviously it's a bit late now but in general buying pre-owned cars is a good idea
Beans and rice
Seems like you gonna need to go WW1 trench warfare style and live off canned food or buying beans and tofu in a bulk
Beans and rice. You will survive on those and maintain.
Eggs if they are affordable where ever you live, might check for farmers markets and similar, they often have good quality for similar price or cheaper and quality is always important with food.
Just go to ethno shop, get the biggest bag of rice and beans you can find and build on that.
hit up the local food bank dumbass. They have all the shit you need, for free.
OP is too proud to do that, he would rather shit his pants eating dumpster chicken that associate with poor people or even look like he was struggling.
Stores will throw out food that is a day over the best before date. Including meat. I'd still avoid eating white meats from dumpster, but red meats are ok. Cook pork thoroughly. Bread is bread. If there's mould on fruit or veggies, just cut around it.
Go to a food pantry.
This. You can just go. I can't believe nobody said this. I work at a food pantry and we give out great stuff. You can go to multiple pantries nobody cares
quark for protons and noodles
any richfags or well off anons here who still eat frugally?in 2019 i had 1k in the bank but i managed to save like 40k while being semi frugal(i still get Starbucks everyday) but i decided to live like a brokie again. anyone else? i will cancel amazon prime and apple music aswell
I have 400k and still live off food stamps
Based drug dealer
inheritance doesn't count as income