Okay, listen. Those meal plans you’ve been seeing online? Total trash.
Let’s say you have a P1,000 budget, and you’ve been wanting to lose weight but haven’t got the time to hit the gym or squeeze in a little workout throughout your hectic work week. Don’t look any further, here’s how YOU should be spending that P1,000 to better your health.
All you’ll need, aside from the P1,000 of course, is sheer will, the mindset to think of the end goal, and some street-smart skills. This plan has already considered how expensive some other things are, but you can also make some adjustments depending on your budget as the days go by.
Did you really think we were going to give you a non-science-based and “pulled-out-of-our-ass” kind of meal plan without consulting health experts and nutritionists? LMAO.
Alright, now to the actual content of this article.
You may have already seen the meal plan of Filipina actress Neri Naig, which has brought on some hilarious reactions and satirical perspectives from many different users on the internet. Honestly? They were definitely spot on with those reactions like, how to get the most out of your P1,000, right?
Well, honestly, what can you get with your P1,000 right now? Not even a week’s worth of food can be covered by that amount in the Philippines’ current economy. Also, would you really believe someone’s unsolicited advice just because they’re famous?
While some unadmittedly do because they get influenced real quick by these so-called influencers (when they just have the status because of their celebrity status), some (at least) still have their common sense when it comes to viewing these things.
Like, how are you supposed to afford the same things these influencers and celebrities get on the daily when you’re living with the same salary you’ve had for years without any sign of it getting increased any time soon because of well, some sh***y circumstances. A.k.a. we can’t say anything more but you know where we’re going with this.
And also, who can even say that eating healthy is affordable for those with a lower pay grade than most people? Eating healthily, with all those fruits and vegetables and nutrients, isn’t all that accessible to most people—even with a salary that’s considered “enough” to live on.
That’s a sad reality most Filipinos (even those abroad) live with. Some even choose not to eat 3 times a day just to scrimp on through the month, but that’s not an ideal lifestyle especially if you’re trying to bring up children in these hard times. Those elaborate meal plans? Only the rich can afford them.
We, plebes, can only have so much—but it’s obviously not enough anymore. Don’t let yourselves be blindsided by influencers and celebrities who think they’re “just giving advice” when they’re actually ignorant of the lives lived everyday by regular Filipinos.
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