Hi! So a quick rundown of my situation:
Work as a part-time cashier in retail, lifting (up to 50 lbs, usually more like 30-40) and constantly fast moving. On days off work, I do fast-paced walking for anywhere from 45 to 120 minutes a day. That’s my ‘exercise routine’. Own a small business hosting video game tournaments online which I run on the side
Still trying to figure out this whole balanced diet at a maintainable price thing
Currently, struggle with not being able to eat enough in a day to steadily gain a little more weight despite eating 3-5 meals a day as I am just about 25 pounds over what would be considered underweight.
Currently my go-to meals (with a cup or two of water) are:
-PB&J on two Eggos or two slices of bread
-Yogurt with Granola as a snack or a small meal / dessert
-A full box of Annie’s MacnCheese
-Frozen dinners when I don’t feel like taking the time to make something after work or after a long hot day
-Mott’s fruit snacks and cliff bars taken to work together with a water bottle that holds up to 21fluid ounces.
Probably not a very balanced diet, however, I’d appreciate any input on how to turn it into one!
I’d ideally like to establish a solid food budget at a cost of $200-250 a month that incorporates Huel if it is indeed the right fit. Establishing a solid food budget with any manner of consistency has been a struggle for me though, and I am not someone who enjoys spending much more time on their meals than it takes to cook and cleanup boxed mac & cheese.
Thank you in advance for any input you can give, and let me know if anymore information would be useful!