Soooo i have just done my online Tesco shop and i just feel angered!
I spent £70 which was about a weeks worth of meals, snacks, fruit and a few essentials.. but i am sure if i was eating junk and not dieting it would of cost me at least £20 less! Let’s face it a pizza you can get for £1 whereas a pack of mince just to put together a healthy slimming world meal is £2.50 to start with… and the government wonder why we are a bunch of fatties and why the countries children are all obese?
Lets look at some comparisons…
Mcdonalds cheese burger 99p – Tesco pre packet sandwich £1.50
Packet of strawberries £3 – Bag of 5 donuts 65p
According to a study by Cambridge university.. eating healthily costs 3 times more than eating unhealthily.
They found that 1,000 calories made up from healthy items, such as lean salmon, yoghurts and tomatoes, cost an average of £7.49 in 2012.
The same calorie intake from less healthy items, such as pizza, beef burgers, and doughnuts, could be purchased for an average of £2.50.
I don’t think anyone could moan that people don’t know how to eat healthily or that we don’t know what foods are good for us. I think its more than likely that we cannot afford to buy the healthier options!! Also lets face it a packet of 10 penguins in their bright packaging looks far more inviting than a bag of boring old green apples too right? It is about time the government did something about it and brought in this new “sugar tax” too!!
Okay rant over.. 😛