Originally Posted by Andath
I've tried upping the fruit in my diet and always felt alot better afterwards but it seems like everytime I try to my grocery bill skyrockets. [...] being a college student I'm especially aware of the effect my diet has on my pocketbook.
You might find a food co-op helpful. When you buy food in a grocery store, you're paying for a large parking lot, a big, well lighted store, to have everything you might like to buy enticingly arranged and easy to get to, the ability to just see something and buy it without planning, and advertising. I not saying grocery stores are evil or anything, just that all the convenience they offer you adds to the price of the food you buy. A food co-op may be less convenient: for example, you may need to list your purchases a week in advance, but the food can be a lot cheaper.