03 Jul Can I follow Real Meal Revolution if I am on a budget?
Absolutely. If you are a student or a pensioner, we would be more than happy to assist you with a generous discount. If you are otherwise financially strained, please request an application from our support team to apply for a bursary.
The misconception that Awesome health can only be achieved at great expense is probably down to two reasons:
- It can be expensive if you’re not careful (as almost all food shopping can be these days),
- In comparison, high-carb convenience food is almost always very cheap*.
The first mistake most newcomers to Real Meal Revolution make is to think they need to stock up on expensive nut flours, coconut oil, nut butters, baked goods, xylitol, etc. Those foods are totally unnecessary.
Real Meal Revolution and the Banting 2.0 framework promote eating lots of in-season green vegetables, small amounts of protein (be it prime steak or offal), and a good dose of healthy fats (from coconuts, olives, butter and livestock and oily fish).
A point to ponder: The availability of cheap, high-carb convenience food is so pervasive that it helps explain why obesity and its related illnesses are increasingly described as “diseases of poverty”. Where once poverty was equated with famine and malnourishment, rising rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia are now the mark of emerging economies and the poorer suburbs of first world cities. The ready availability of cheap food laden with sugar, refined carbs and unhealthy polyunsaturated fats is a likely explanation.