That's right! If you do it the right way, being cheap can help you stay lean and healthy! The times where I have been the leanest are times when I haven't had a lot of extra money. Coincidence? I don't think so. When you can't spend too much, a few good things come out of it. You don't go out to eat nearly as often which is a major cause of weight gain for most people. Just don't settle for cheap fast food and dollar menus! You also don't go out to bars or clubs as often and decreased alcohol intake and bar food means a trimmer and healthier body. When you go to the grocery store, there are dozens of foods that are very affordable. Oatmeal, Eggs, Egg Beaters, Kashi Cereal, Peanut Butter, Green Tea, Skim Milk, Tuna, Hummus, Fruits, Vegetables, Canola Oil, Green Tea, Whole Grain Breads, and more are very cheap, especially if you buy the store brands. If you want to save even more money on healthy food, shop at Walmart, Market Basket, and Costco instead of Whole Foods. Trader Joe's has some good deals on healthy food as well. Who said healthy food has to be priced at a premium? Paying for frugal food doesn't necessarily have to be bad for your health!