The Food Stamp Diet

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

If you think it’s hard to eat healthy when you’re dieting, just imagine how hard it would be to eat healthy on $3 a day. What can you eat for a buck a meal? The food stamp program in the U.S. was meant as a supplement, but there are those who survive on their food stamps. How do they do it?

Here is a radio interview with a food critic who took the Food Stamp Diet Challenge:

You can read his editorial here:

If you would like to try to take the Food Stamp Diet Challenge yourself (as was done by many politicians) to see what it would be like to live on $3 a day, there is a detailed PDF that you can download from this site.

Is this a good weight loss technique? No, but it’s an inspiring way to teach compassion for those who are in a bad situation. No one would willingly choose to live like this.


2 Responses to “The Food Stamp Diet”

  1. Megan Says:

    I’ve been on this diet… It takes eating a LOT of ramen noodles! And bologna & bread.

  2. Sara Says:

    When you run out of bolonga, you can fry up white bread in a pan with a little bit of sugar, the heat melts the sugar. It is Yummy. Not healthy. AT ALL. But it is yummy.

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