Budget-Friendly Low-Carb: Wallet-Slimming Strategies

Budget-Friendly Low-Carb: Wallet-Slimming Strategies

Don’t let financial strain stand in the way of your weight loss journey.

Carbohydrate counting is an eating plan that involves taking note of how many carbs are present in your meals and snacks. 

The amount of carbs a person should consume to lose weight depends on their individual goals, activity level, and overall health. For men, the recommended daily intake of carbohydrates is 225 to 325 grams per day. For women, the recommended daily intake is slightly lower at 200 to 300 grams per day.

While starchy, sugary, and refined foods can be high in fat and empty calories, low-carb choices are healthier and can help with weight loss.

But low-carb diets can be painfully expensive. Low-carb foods can be way pricier than sugar-filled delights and fast food. 


Tips for following a low-carb diet on a budget

Choose your protein carefully

Eating protein can help with weight loss but meat is pricy.  When selecting what type of meat to purchase, you should carefully consider your options. Beef rib eyes can be quite expensive, so you may want to try more budget-friendly cuts like rump or roast. Chicken thighs are typically less expensive than boneless, skinless breasts. Compare prices at different stores in your area and don’t be afraid to try out some new, more affordable cuts.

You can also try to incorporate some meatless meals into your diet. Beans and legumes are a great source of plant-based protein that is much more affordable.


Eat lots of non-starchy vegetables

If you are on a low-carb diet, it can be easy to forget about incorporating vegetables into your meals. To add more variety to your plate, try adding non-starchy vegetables such as cauliflower, squash, and zucchini. 

You can use cauliflower to make rice or mashed potatoes, and you can use squash and zucchini to make noodles. Best of all, veggies are usually an inexpensive option, making them ideal for those on a tighter budget.


Make it yourself

Low-carb bread or pasta are pricy items. You might feel elated when you walk into a health shop – there are usually a vast amount of wonderful health products, but your enthusiasm can dwindle quickly if you look at the prices of the items. 


Luckily there are many low-carb recipes out there for bread, bagels, and other foods. You can make it yourself and save lots. 


Find recipes that use basic ingredients

If you’re looking for low-carb recipes, you may come across recipes that require you to purchase exotic and expensive ingredients. However, if you’re on a budget, it’s important to keep in mind that it is best to look for recipes that use simple ingredients.  This way, you don’t have to buy a vast amount of expensive products. Stick to basic ingredients and save money. 


Shake it up

An easy and affordable way to curb your carb intake is to replace meals with a healthy shake. You can use low-carb ingredients and try Manna’s Low GI Shake. This product is a perfect meal in a glass, and can help you to curb food and sugar cravings, suppress appetite and control blood sugar levels.



A good way to lose weight is to cut down your carb intake but following a low-carb diet can be pricy. Luckily you can cut costs by choosing your sources of protein carefully, filling up your plate with non-starchy veggies, and making your own food by using basic ingredients.


Manna Low GI Shake

Are you tired of sacrificing nutrition for convenience? Do you struggle with managing your blood sugar levels while trying to maintain a healthy diet? Look no further! Manna Low GI Shake is here to revolutionize your meals and nourish your body with all the essential nutrients you need.


Our Low GI Shake is meticulously formulated to serve as a complete meal replacement, ensuring that you receive all the vital nutrients your body requires. Whether you’re on the go, trying to lose weight, or simply seeking a convenient and nutritious option, Manna Low GI Shake is the perfect solution for you.


What sets Manna Low GI Shake apart from other shakes on the market are its active ingredients, carefully selected for their health benefits and effectiveness:

  1. 100% Organic Mesquite (Prosopis) Powder: Our shake harnesses the power of this organic and wild-harvested ingredient. With its 6 essential sugars, vitamins, minerals, fibers, and 17 amino acids, it has been trialed and tested by the Glycemic Index Foundation of South Africa, proving its ability to reduce the Glycemic Index (GI) of any food by up to 43%.

  2. Non-GMO Oats: We’ve included non-GMO oats to enhance the shake’s dietary fiber content and provide additional health benefits that oats offer.

  3. Inulin: Derived from the chicory plant, inulin acts as a potent prebiotic, nourishing the beneficial bacteria in your digestive system, promoting excellent digestive health.

  4. Guar Gum: This ingredient assists in glucose absorption, helping to maintain steady blood sugar levels.


With our shake’s unique combination of active ingredients, you can experience numerous benefits:

  1. High Fiber: Manna Low GI Shake is packed with fiber, ensuring healthy digestion and promoting regular bowel movements.

  2. Low GI: Our shake helps regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream, making it an ideal choice for diabetics and those with insulin resistance.

  3. Curbs Cravings: Say goodbye to food and sugar cravings! Manna Low GI Shake acts as a powerful appetite suppressant, helping you stay on track with your healthy eating goals.

  4. Complete Nutrition: When consumed with milk, Manna Low GI Shake provides a sufficient nutritional value to be regarded as a meal replacement, offering a balanced combination of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

  5. Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”): Our shake contains essential sugars, also known as “glyconutrients,” derived from the Prosopis glandulosa (Mesquite) tree’s pods. These sugars, combined with the soluble and insoluble fibers, provide sustained energy and stamina, keeping you energized throughout the day.

  6. Cholesterol-Free: Manna Low GI Shake is cholesterol-free, contributing to heart health and helping to lower high cholesterol levels.

  7. Organic & Natural: We take pride in using organic and natural ingredients to deliver a product that is safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly.

  8. Energy Without Fattening: Unlike traditional high-calorie meals, Manna Low GI Shake offers energy without adding unnecessary calories, making it an excellent choice for weight management.

  9. Blood Pressure Control: Our shake’s ingredients work together to help lower high blood pressure, contributing to overall cardiovascular health.


Manna Low GI Shake is suitable for a wide range of individuals, starting from the age of 2 years. It is particularly beneficial for:

  • Diabetics and those with Insulin Resistance: Our shake’s low GI properties support blood sugar management.

  • Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: Manna Low GI Shake provides essential nutrients necessary for the health of both mother and baby.

  • Weight Loss: By incorporating Manna Low GI Shake into your weight loss journey, you can effectively manage your calorie intake without feeling hungry. With only 99 calories when mixed with water and 250 calories with full cream milk, it’s a smart choice for healthy and sustainable weight loss.

  • Sports Enthusiasts: Whether you’re an endurance athlete, cyclist, rower, or simply enjoy an active lifestyle, Manna Low GI Shake provides the energy and nutrients needed to fuel your workouts and enhance your performance.

  • Outdoor Adventures: Planning a hike or an adventure-filled day? Manna Low GI Shake is your perfect companion, offering a convenient and nutritious meal option wherever your explorations take you.

  • Children: Manna Low GI Shake is suitable for children aged 2 and above, making it a valuable addition to their diet. It provides essential nutrients to support their growth, development, and overall well-being.


With Manna Low GI Shake, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal replacement while taking care of your health. It’s time to embrace a healthier lifestyle without compromising on taste or convenience.


Order your supply of Manna Low GI Shake today and experience the transformative power of a meal replacement that nourishes your body, supports your blood sugar management, and helps you achieve your health goals. Take the first step towards a healthier and more vibrant you with Manna Low GI Shake

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