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Dukan Diet Too Expensive? Tips on Saving Money on groceries

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August 6, 2012   Day 12

Current weight:    182.6 lbs

Daily loss:    0.8 lbs

Total loss:    13.8 lbs

Wt. to go:    28.6 lbs

Food intake

Oat bran cookies 2 with coffee

Chicken breast

Greek yogurt one cup

Dukan recipe French Toast with 3 slices of Canadian bacon.

Oat bran in custard with splenda on top

Food prices are rising.

#1  TIP ON SAVING MONEY ON GROCERIES ON THE DUKAN DIET

I went to buy eggs at Costco the other day and found they were a dollar higher than 2 days earlier.  Yes folks one day $1.79 for 18 eggs and then up to $2.79.  I did not buy them because I had to get over my shock and then do some math.  Eggs increased from  10.4 cents each to 15.5 cents each.  Shaken I went to Aldi’s to get some mushrooms for 69 cents and eggs there cost 99 cents per dozen  ( 8.3 cents each).  This week Aldi’s egg price is 69 cents/dozen ( 6 cents each).  I am looking at eggs since they are the cheapest source of protein available.  Six grams of protein for one egg is a lot of protein is your biggest bargain available.    At Costco 15 1/2  cents delivered 6 grams of protein and at Aldi’s  15 1/2  cents gives me 15 grams of protein.

The Dukan diet is a high protein low-fat diet.  Egg whites are the least expensive complete protein and lowest fat protein food available.

My sister hates eggs but buys organic eggs to eat.  She makes Floating Island with regular eggs and never complains about the eggs.  She loves custard and never complains the cheap eggs I use and oh she likes the stuffed eggs.  I add extra egg whites to anything I can.  Explore egg recipes with a new eye.

The best idea at the right time I ever got was from my friend Sandi who told me I should put a couple of hard-boiled eggs in my pocket when I leave the house and have not control over lunch time.  I do not care for hard boil eggs but like them much better than greasy salty food that I can get stuck eating  sometimes.  Sandi loves Chinese tea eggs and you can find her recipe for them at her website.

Nutrition Facts of eggs

The Egg White

According to the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC), the average egg contains about 6.29 grams of protein, 3.6 of which come from the egg white. In addition to proteins, other nutrients found in the egg white are riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B12, calcium, iron, copper, zinc and sodium. Of the 72 calories in an egg, the white comprises around 17.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/41005-much-protein-egg-whites/#ixzz22ojcXDoq

One large 2 oz. whole egg without the shell contains 6 g protein. Of this protein, 3 g is contained in the egg yolk and 3 g in the egg white.

Additional nutritional information for one large egg without the shell, according to Kathleen Mahan in “Krause’s Food, Nutrition, & Diet Therapy,” includes 75 g water, 80 calories, 6 g fat, 274 mg cholesterol in the yolk, 1 g carbohydrate, 28 mg calcium, 90 mg phosphorus, 1 g iron, 65 mg potassium, 69 mg sodium, 55 mg zinc, 260 IU vitamin A, 0.04 mg thiamin, 0.15 mg riboflavin, a trace amount of niacin, 0 mg ascorbic acid and 24 mg folic acid.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/250456-how-much-protein-does-1-egg-have/#ixzz22oUKwf9T