Friday, February 1, 2013

Curb the Urge to Eat Out - Frugal Friday

Ah, Frugal Friday. Nice to see you again!

Budgeting has always been something that I struggle with. Numbers are not something I am good at BUT something that I need to learn more about, especially when it comes to the numbers in my bank account. So one of the things I am trying to do this year is eat out less for two reasons, firstly to eat better and secondly is to spend less and save more.

Being that it is February 1, I thought it would be a great idea to look back at how I did the first month of the year and to look forward to the months ahead. I am very proud to say that I have brought dinner to work with me every single night for the past two and a half weeks (hurray for me!). I have managed to eat better and spend less for January! I am hoping to keep it up and make February a complete month of no eating out at work!

Tips to curbing the urge to eat out

1. Make sure you bring food you like.
I find that if I bring tasty food that I enjoy I am less likely to look at take out!

2. Bring snacks
Besides bringing a meal, I think it is really important to have some delish and healthy snacks.

3. Drink Water
I find if I drink lots of water I feel full and am less tempted to order out or hit the nearby Tim Hortons