Grocery Shopping on a Budget for Athletes

Grocery shopping on a budget is a challenge? Christine Turpin has some great advice on how to do both. Christine Turpin is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist. She is a certified health fitness specialist and personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. A certified spinning instructor she owns Nourish 2 Perform, a nutrition and fitness consulting company in the Annapolis-Baltimore region. Christine’s clients with Nourish 2 Perform include Stevenson University, Fairfax County Criminal Justice Department, 368 Athletics and Athletic Performance Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from the University of Maryland and received her bachelor’s degree in Adult Health (Kinesiology) from Bloomsburg University. Christine grew up playing sports and was a competitive athlete. She played collegiate field hockey, was an All-American field hockey player and part of a National Championship team at Bloomsburg University! Christine continues to stay fit and strong through competitive running and cycling events and throwing around weights at the gym. In her spare time you can find her kayaking on the bay with her husband, sailing and water skiing and hanging out with family and good friends.

In this podcast you will learn:

  1. Tips to help athletes learn how to shop smart
  2. Is it beneficial to go to the grocery with a list and does it save you money
  3. If there a difference in quality and nutritional value between store and named brand products
  4. If there’s an advantage for athletes to eat organic foods and is there any research that Christine’s aware of that eating organic will improve health and performance
  5. Is Eating Healthy more expensive than eating foods with less nutritional value
  6. Inexpensive foods athletes can purchase that can be included as part of a healthy and well balanced diet.
  7. Inexpensive higher calorie options to include on the grocery list options that can be part of a balanced diet, especially for athletes looking to gain weight
  8. The world of EXTREME COUPONING and should athletes consider using coupons if they can find a deal or is this too time consuming and not worth the time and effort
  9. Phone apps people can use that makes shopping easier
  10. Her new eBook titled Grocery Shopping on a Budget: Save Time and Money.
  11. Topics she discusses in the Ebook?

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  • Hanna

    I think that grocery shopping is an extremely daunting task for most people. It’s hard to know what to buy (so you eat it all throughout the week), while sticking to a budget. Add in the fact that athletes generally need to eat MORE than the average person, the bill at the check out line can quickly escalate. This podcast offered some very helpful tips as to how to plan and prepare yourself properly before stepping foot into a grocery store. Not only will I recommend these helpful ideas to athletes I know, but I will be adopting some of these own ideas myself!

  • Hanna

    I think that grocery shopping is an extremely daunting task for most people. It’s hard to know what to buy (so you eat it all throughout the week), while sticking to a budget. Add in the fact that athletes generally need to eat MORE than the average person, the bill at the check out line can quickly escalate. This podcast offered some very helpful tips as to how to plan and prepare yourself properly before stepping foot into a grocery store. Not only will I recommend these helpful ideas to athletes I know, but I will be adopting some of these own ideas myself!

  • Laura Maydak

    This is a great podcast for athletes and non-athletes. Being a physically active grad student, I can definitely relate to the difficulties of purchasing the best foods for athletic performance while sticking to a strict budget. Christine provides practical information, which makes shopping well on a budget much less intimidating. The podcast touches on many topics that come to mind when shopping, such as the difference in generic versus name-brand products and organic versus non-organic products. It’s so important for athletes to eat well, and Christine shows that it is not as difficult as it may seem – even when on a budget. She provides great tips in this podcast, and I’m looking forward to the Grocery Shopping on a Budget eBook!

  • Laura Maydak

    This is a great podcast for athletes and non-athletes. Being a physically active grad student, I can definitely relate to the difficulties of purchasing the best foods for athletic performance while sticking to a strict budget. Christine provides practical information, which makes shopping well on a budget much less intimidating. The podcast touches on many topics that come to mind when shopping, such as the difference in generic versus name-brand products and organic versus non-organic products. It’s so important for athletes to eat well, and Christine shows that it is not as difficult as it may seem – even when on a budget. She provides great tips in this podcast, and I’m looking forward to the Grocery Shopping on a Budget eBook!

  • Dylan A. Bailey

    All athletes have to eat, yet how does that food even make it to ones plate? Through a series of food purchasing, preparation, and presentation events beginning with purchasing! This podcast sufficiently highlights all topics associated with purchasing grocery/convenience items taking budget into major consideration. I really enjoyed listening to Christine discuss her stance on athletes eating/purchasing organic vs. non-organic foods (as this is a “hot” topic currently) and inexpensive foods athletes should look to purchase to maximize nutrient potential. I will be sure to adopt the purchasing of Christine’s mentioned inexpensive protein items (jerky, canned tuna, canned beans) as not only are these items cheap, but show longevity in their storage potential. Well done Christine and Tavis!

  • Dylan A. Bailey

    All athletes have to eat, yet how does that food even make it to ones plate? Through a series of food purchasing, preparation, and presentation events beginning with purchasing! This podcast sufficiently highlights all topics associated with purchasing grocery/convenience items taking budget into major consideration. I really enjoyed listening to Christine discuss her stance on athletes eating/purchasing organic vs. non-organic foods (as this is a “hot” topic currently) and inexpensive foods athletes should look to purchase to maximize nutrient potential. I will be sure to adopt the purchasing of Christine’s mentioned inexpensive protein items (jerky, canned tuna, canned beans) as not only are these items cheap, but show longevity in their storage potential. Well done Christine and Tavis!

  • Alain

    This was one of the best podcast yet. Being from a low economic society, I was an athlete who did not have much money to spend on groceries. I was limited to certain foods which directly affected my performance. If I would have heard this podcast several years ago, it would of helped me greatly, boosting my performance on a budget. Christine highlights important information and tips about how eating does not have to be costly. Also in the future, I plan to work with low income athletes, so this was very beneficial to listen to.

  • Alain

    This was one of the best podcast yet. Being from a low economic society, I was an athlete who did not have much money to spend on groceries. I was limited to certain foods which directly affected my performance. If I would have heard this podcast several years ago, it would of helped me greatly, boosting my performance on a budget. Christine highlights important information and tips about how eating does not have to be costly. Also in the future, I plan to work with low income athletes, so this was very beneficial to listen to.

  • Collier Perno

    Great information in this podcast! Loved that Christine answered some very common questions including buying organic vs non organic and how to eat healthy on a budget. Lots of helpful tips for athletes and grad school students on a budget such as myself. Great job!

  • Collier Perno

    Great information in this podcast! Loved that Christine answered some very common questions including buying organic vs non organic and how to eat healthy on a budget. Lots of helpful tips for athletes and grad school students on a budget such as myself. Great job!

  • Nick Yonko, RD, CSCS

    Excelente – is the word of choice I am looking for with this podcast.

  • Nick Yonko, RD, CSCS

    Excelente – is the word of choice I am looking for with this podcast.

  • Chrissy Cooper

    Great podcast for the athlete and non-athlete alike! Some of these tips have really saved me time and money in the grocery store, and I love sharing these ideas with athletes and other patients I see every day.

  • Chrissy Cooper

    Great podcast for the athlete and non-athlete alike! Some of these tips have really saved me time and money in the grocery store, and I love sharing these ideas with athletes and other patients I see every day.

  • Sophie

    Christine shares some fantastic advice! Checking different stores for their deals is a great way to help you decide where to shop, and it is not terribly time consuming and will help you save in the long run!

  • Sophie

    Christine shares some fantastic advice! Checking different stores for their deals is a great way to help you decide where to shop, and it is not terribly time consuming and will help you save in the long run!

  • Catherine

    The biggest misconception is that eating healthy has to cost a lot of money. Christine has great tips if you are eating on a budget, and also if you have time or schedule-constraints — both common issues for athletes.

    I especially liked her solid, research-supported perspective on all of the topics, which is important for the field of nutrition!

  • Catherine

    The biggest misconception is that eating healthy has to cost a lot of money. Christine has great tips if you are eating on a budget, and also if you have time or schedule-constraints — both common issues for athletes.

    I especially liked her solid, research-supported perspective on all of the topics, which is important for the field of nutrition!