Originally Posted by Pendulum
I agree. I work 9-11 hours a day 6 days a week, a lot of the guys I work with eat very unhealthy because they just don't have the patients or just don't care. I don't eat the best, but I probably eat better than 80-90% of Americans.
My work lunch is probably only $4 a day or less with what I make at home, contains ~1200 calories and has 55g of protein in it, where as guys bring 2-3 Hotpockets a day which run $2.50 a box.
Back on topic, for a six figure car I'm not exactly impressed.. After building over 1,000 Nissan Leafs I'd happily say I'd rather drive a diesel. I also can't imagine how much it costs to have any repairs done to an electric car, for example NOTHING is commonized on the Leaf with any other Nissan car out there. Everything must come straight from the dealer. $$$$$
I agree I know of such people as well. Most of them work retail and some even in food chains so they just go grab the food that looks like it tastes the best that is processed (ton of sodium) and has a lot of saturated fat/cholesterol.
Personally I stick to a very cheap yet healthy diet. I eat only what my body needs and eat maybe two small meals a day and take a multi vitamin. Cheap foods such as Oatmeal (honey & cinnamon to make it taste better while both have a ton of health benefits), a long with foods such as bananas, egg whites, onions, whole wheat bread, tuna fish, and whole almonds are very filling, very healthy, and very cheap.
Last time that I bought oatmeal I think that it was only $2 for 2LB's of whole oats 100% natural and you can pretty much live off of oatmeal if you wanted to (I try to eat two meals of it a day).
I think that the key thing is that people tend to eat way more food than they need. Most monks only eat one meal a day and are fed food from basically whatever the strangers decide that they will eat that day (it's called alms rounds) yet they tend to be very, very healthy due to eating only what they need (this increases life span drastically just by eating less) instead of eating what they "want" due to craving a particular taste or food.