Going on the Keto Diet on a Budget

The Ketogenic diet is a amazing way to burn fat, lose weight and get back in shape. Being on a budget should not stop you form getting the benefits of being on a Ketogenic diet. Here are some tips to make the Keto diet a affordable option for you!

1. Use Coupons

Coupons will quickly become your best friend. You don't have to go crazy and become like those people on Extreme Coupon TV shows. I recommend setting aside time every week to look for coupons and organize them for your grocery shopping trips. You can find coupons in newspapers (especially on Sundays)! 

Another tool is Google. You can google for specific coupons or search coupons on any one of the many coupon databases out there. 

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2. Check Local Ads

Typically grocery stores will send out ads in the mail. You can also find them at the front of most grocery stores or with the purchase of newspapers. Different stores will have different specials for the week. The best way to get them all in one place is to use the Flipp app.

Some stores like Walmart will do ad matching. This means if you find a special going on at some store you can bring the deal to Walmart and they will match the price. 

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3. Shop in the Morning

This is nice little trick that I like to use to get discounted foods, especially meats. Many meat department will look through their inventory and mark down older items for quicker sales. ​

4. Buy in Bulk

Buying your food in bulk is a great way to lower your overall cost of your food. Sams Club or Cosco are two places you can go to buy in bulk. You can also buy meat in bulk at a discounted rate from meat shops. Buy in bulk and store it in the freezer. ​

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5. Save with Apps

You can get lost of deals and savings by using free smart phone apps. These are some of the best savings apps:

  • Ibotta - Lots of cash back rebates. Pick your deals, go shopping and upload your recipt to earn money
  • Checkout51 - Weekly coupons, save them, shop, upload receipt and get cash back