How I will save over £3,400 by eating WW2 rations for a year!

I’m living on a WW2 diet for a full year to lose weight (hopefully 100 lbs) and become healthier as well as fulfil my obsession with WW2 rationing and recipes. BUT there is another great reason to do this as well and that is it will save me over £3400! Watch my video to see how that breaks down and what I was spending and eating before.

Of course, in the months leading up to starting my year on WW2 rations (9th January, 2023) my eating had got out of control. Not only huge quantities of my main three (healthy) meals a day but the takeaways and junk food and constant need to snack in between was costing me around £85 per week which is just crazy! Literally feeding my addiction…

While saving £3,400 a year seems impossible for most, for me it will be a reality based on the last few months of 2022. I don’t smoke, I only drink on special occasions, I have no addictive vices except for food. But surely food itself can’t be blamed or can it?

My next blog post and video (coming soon) will be about ultra-processed foods in our modern diets and how the typical diet today compares with a wartime diet of yesteryear.

Massive hugs, C xxxx

11 thoughts on “How I will save over £3,400 by eating WW2 rations for a year!

  1. I’m really looking forward to this video! The money saving yes, but even more your thoughts on our super processed modern diets. Obesity rates in the US really soared after the introduction of high fructose corn syrup into many (most?) processed foods. I’m sure it’s different in the UK, but processed food is not fresh vegetables!

    • The issue of highly processed food is just as prevalent here in the UK as it is over in the US. The only difference is where the added sugar comes from. Our food industries aren’t saturated with corn syrup, but hey at the end of the day, sugar is still sugar. 🙂

    • Yes, I am doing the whole food thing and it must be very difficult vegan. I am still eating egg, cheese, dairy. A bit of fish, meat, or poultry. Very little. The highly processed alternative meats/sources of protein is not my thing although soy curls are very good. Lots of beans, pulses.

      My diet is changed for sure, but I am working on getting enough protein to keep my old muscles in check. This is a thing

  2. I’ve cut out a lot of processed foods and non essential extras since New Year and it’s made a huge difference to both the budget and my waistline! Those spending/shopping/nibbling habits just creep up on us, don’t they?

  3. A slight typo in your third paragraph.

    I believe you meant “While saving £3,400 a year seems impossible…” rather than “While saving £3,400 a month seems impossible…”


  4. Saving, on average, sixty-five quid a week is no small potatoes, especially given the ‘financial squeeze’ the average person has experienced over the last year or so.

    And the obvious health benefits are such, one can’t put a price on. 🙂

  5. Just wanted to tell you what an inspiration you are to so many of us!
    And isn’t it amazing just how much you end up saving when you do something like this?
    Your grocery budget will never be the same!
    Blessings – K

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