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Bargain Hunting Adds Calories

I am guilty of bargain hunting. If you're anything like me then it is really hard to turn down a good bargain, even if it means that I will have an extra 400 calories sitting in front of me...

One thing I have taught myself is to let go of the bargain hunting when it comes to food. Sure, 25 cents will give you a gallon more Dr. Pepper at the movies, but is it really wise for your health? Probably not. Those super size fries at McDonald's are both a lot of extra food and a lot of extra calories. Buying in bulk is not necessarily beneficial, health wise. Think about it, if you don't have a gallon of mayonnaise that will go bad if you don't use it, you'll be less likely to put it on everything you have. Buy one, get one free is good for healthier things but typically the only things that are buy one, get one free (at my grocery store at least) are Doritos, hot dogs and packs of bacon.

I know it's hard to believe but if you purchase your food wisely you'll waste less too. Now, I leave my bargain hunting for paper goods, clothes and anything else other than my food purchases. Ultimately I save in dollars and calories, but I will admit that it's pretty darn hard to pass up a good bargain.

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