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Old 02-03-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Hell
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I don't notice a difference. But, it's been years...
It's the convenience type foods that break the food budget whether veg or not I think...
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I think it really depends on whether you buy convenience food or prepare it yourself. For example, a box of veggie burgers may cost $4-6 dollars for 4 burgers...but if you make them yourself the can be drastically less expensive. If you make your own lential loaf with dried lentils, if you make your own veggiemeat balls with TVP as opposed to purchasing premade, etc.

Disclaimer: I dont actually do these things however I realize if I did it would cost a lot less lol. But I don't believe our grocery bill is high, nor do I know what the average one is. That being said, good health is worth any dollar amount, and preventative dollars spent are still less that dollars spent on health problems later.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Hollywood North
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I think it's generally less expensive if you buy things like legumes and grains in bulk. Occasionally I get shocked when I treat myself to things like tofurky slices, veggie burgers, microwavable convienence food, daiya "chees". These things are quite pricey and not the most healthful which is why I put them in the "treat" catagory.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think it's generally less expensive if you buy things like legumes and grains in bulk. Occasionally I get shocked when I treat myself to things like tofurky slices, veggie burgers, microwavable convienence food, daiya "chees". These things are quite pricey and not the most healthful which is why I put them in the "treat" catagory.
Exactly. If you replace all the meat in your diet with meat analogues, your food bill will skyrocket.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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about the same, unless you rely on processed vegan/vegetarian food too often...
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Not too much of a difference, all told.

You can really spend as much or as little as you'd like, i.e., you can primarily resort to produce at your local Asian supermarket and make veggie stirfries that cost you a total of $4 every night, or you can go to your local macrobiotic mega-organic co-op and spend $5/lb for onions, $6 for a can of black beans, and $10 on a pack of vitamin-fortified soy/fungus protein to make yourself a $35 vegan taco dinner.

Probably the biggest difference is in the cost/availability of legitimately, absolutely vegetarian convenience foods, i.e. you can get a veggie burger at Burger King for a buck ninety-nine or whatever, but no matter what they say, it's cooked on the same surfaces as meat and absorbs meat juice, which will make you sick. Your best bet for cheap and easy fast food is Taco Bell, as they don't use lard and everything appetizingly comes from a vacuum sealed bag and is applied to the tortilla with a spackle gun. You can get a 100% veg/vegan meal at Taco Bell for well under $5 if you're on the road and dont have any other options.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Vegetarianism is less expensive for the following reasons:

You're more healthy and less prone to disease which cost money to cure.
Veggie food cost the same or less than meat with more nutrience (lentils).
But the more healthy aspect works better if u avoid generally unhealthy foods on top of being vegetarian.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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I would like to slim down this year, improve my overall health, increase my physical energy, and improve my emotional/mental well-being.
Just eating a vegetarian or even a vegan diet isn't enough to make you instantly lose weight. Weight loss is simple math: expend more calories than you eat. I am a natural female bodybuilder and actually just completed a bulking phase (intentionally gaining weight) on a vegeterian and dairy-free diet. So you will still have to do portion control and exercise, the same as you would if you dieted as a carnivore or omnivore.

That said, when I cut out meat and ESPECIALLY after I cut out dairy, I noticed an immediate improvement in my digestion, energy levels, and complexion. You should take a supplement, though, to ensure you're getting enough iron and B12, among other micronutrients.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I'd say it's somewhat less expensive than a regular diet, but veggies are plenty expensive too. Brown Rice and beans in the place of meat can save a lot.
I suppose if one grew some vegetables for themselves, that would drop down the cost for sure.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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It is cheaper to be vegan! Imagine the doctor/hospital bills that you save on!
What s/he said!!!
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