Humility Says Hello to the world (Version 1.2 / April-June 2016)

Humility Says Hello to the world (Version 1.2 / April-June 2016)

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Version 1.2 of Humility Through Frugality manuscript is now live and online to the world (April/June 2016). Welcome to Nutritional Humility.
I hereby welcome you to what I consider the most extensive as well as exhaustive – most definitive version of Humility Through Frugality™ to date. Download now and please empower and share one another with empathy through the harsh winters ahead of us. This book remains free for all to view, review and download however please respect the fact that the PDF is encrypted to restrict further re-printing at any public’s end.

What’s New – Version 1.2

From an all new $20 to $25 weekly Humility plans as well as further guidelines, preservation ideas, instructional methods and a host of new insight/s; welcome to Nutritional Humility.

I first of all would like thank any or all prospective readers of whom to have downloaded the previous iteration (version 1.1 / December/January 2016) as I hereby announce below the new features, updates and revisions over the previous manuscript. Spanning across the development and revision period of three months, I have listed a series of changes and updates to the book. Here I propose those changes transparently in bullet points:

  • General / various manuscript text revisions and amends. General / various intensive manuscript text revisions and amends. For keeping and maintaining legibility and overall readability throughout many sections of the book.
  • The free to download / ebook Version 1.2 is NOW ALL in COLOUR. However for all manually printed orders they will have to remain economically in black and white.
  • Introducing several new photography throughout the book.
  • Many questions (and their answers) have been  re-arranged to ensure and pave way for other features and new sections below to accommodate readability and ease of flow.
  • All new $20-$25 per week Humility budget plans. Welcome to the very next level of commitment to the humble, minimalistic ways of living and surviving. Here I propose various conceptual as well as hypothetical plans for all nutritional paradigms be it from Ketogenic Diet, to Keto Vegan Diet, Standard low fat / and the high carb 40/40/20.
  • Added an all new Index feature at the end of the book. Please note that this index is not by any means an exhaustive complete means to meet publishing standards and are only categorised by most-searched after topics and relevant subjects for easier back referencing.
  • Updated ALL PLANS (from $35 to $50 per week) with updated pricing/s across all nutritional plans. Sample dietary “snapshot” food intake plans are also updated to reflect these changes in effect.
  • Added new nutritional strategy overviews Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Low FODMAPs Diet in addition to the Blood Type Diet. All also featuring a courtesy readapted beneficial and forbidden foods charts for each strategy.
  • Added new feature tips section “Bulk Foods Buying Guide” This helps and aid you to buy things that are necessary within twice or up to four times a year opportunity occasions.
  • Added new feature tips section “How do I determine / track my overall budget and resource consumption?” This helps and aid you to keep track as well as to determine your overall habitual resource consumption patterns.
  • Added new feature tips section “Tracking your overall food resource consumption with Myfitnesspal Account” This helps and aid you to use Myfitnesspal account together with your goals of tracking resource / food consumption patterns. Giving you an overall window over the nutrient caloric consumption over the food you eat from day to day.
  • Added new feature tips section “Surplus Maintenance via Cyclical Purchasing” This helps and aid you to understand how to maintain a surplus food supply by means of buffer saving funds and to further incentivise you to lower your actual weekly expenditure on foods.
  • Added new bulk meal / meat replacement ingredients TVP / textured vegetable proteins and whole soyabeans to accompany the all new $20-$25 per week Humility plans and as extra options to the Bulk foods / meal / meat supplementation section.
  • Added new instructional methods on how to prepare soybeans and how to cook TVP for Keto-Vegan nutritional regime/s.
  • Added a new FAQ feature inside Ketogenic Diet FAQs “Social Ketogenic Dining Choices” where I have curated together all possible suggestions and alternative strategies when choosing possible Ketogenic options within commercial restaurants / dining settings. From European / mixed contemporary settings to Italian and Chinese and Vietnamese dining setting contexts.
  • All “protein” supplementations now relabelled as food / protein meal supplementations. These help to unify and group together an easier mean/s to identify all bulk-food-buying point of references. Eliminating the need to back tracking pages as evident on the previous edition.
  • Food / Protein Meal Supplementations section moved earlier to immediately after the Sample Plan/s. Eliminating the need to back tracking pages from earlier version.

Version (1.2) is such an overhaul of changes revisions and re-coordinations I feel compelled to say this is indeed; a major revision. As such that up to 70% of content are amended.

Humility Says Hello to the world (Version 1.2 / April-June 2016)

What are you waiting for? Download the book now. 

What I actually eat (Keto Lacto-Ovo Vegan) $20-$25 per week

What I actually eat (Keto Lacto-Ovo Vegan) $20-$25 per week

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What or how does it feel like living / eating for just under $20-$25 per week? I am here to share with you the very impossibility itself that I alone endured day to day. Under 1800 calories. Up to five hours of sustenance from Keto black coffees as meal replacements

I won’t bother introducing you all my ‘life stories’ as a sort of emotional intro-mercials. Because I am not here to make you feel worser or lower by way of comparison; but I implore you to stay for a moment for the insight. The possibilities; among the means of very few who understood (or yet alone even recognise that this project / way of life actually exists) – the very next level of Humility Through Frugality™ – $20 to $25 per week

For many of you this is likely to be another epiphany of yet another impossibility. And I am here to share with you the possibility of still living within this paradigm in an even more restricted ways and means of survival.

This post is a snapshot of what I actually eat in a day. Within the lowest bracket of survival category $20 to $25 per week within a Ketogenic Vegan (with some dairy allowances). This has been my living budget put into trial and sustenance practise back ever since the 18th of February 2016 (rotating between vegan and non-vegan supplies) as raw and pulled straight what I’ve written from my own personal Keto survival diary.


Complete with MyfitnessPal account and overall calorie breakdowns. Without further ado – we’ll begin breakfast. Everything is based in FIAT Australian Dollars (bit of trivia for you – Fiat basically means fake money).

The food

Meal 1 / Breakfast

Keto flaxmeal breakfast with egg, butter and coconut oil (bought previously on a tri-annual bulk spending budget on February). Or just simply four eggs (2 microwave poached, 2 boiled) with 40g of butter. Below I’m putting out a flaxmeal version instead.
  • 25g of Melrose Organic Omegapet flaxseed supplement. Good news for you who live in the northern suburbs – Kakulas Sisters also stock linseed (whole seeds) as well as the meal’ed versions at very affordable prices.
  • 3 eggs (cheapest 600g variants I’ve found thus far).
  • 35g of Woolworths homebrand butter.
  • 1 teaspoon Bio-Medicals coconut oil (get it here). However, interestingly Myfitnesspal recognises the barcode as “Nutivia brand”. Although you will not be able to find the exact caprylic / carbonic / lauric acid chain breakdown. Calorie wise – they are very similar to each other and more or less the same with other “boutique” coconut oils you’d find at three or four times the price tag.
What I actually eat (Keto Lacto-Ovo Vegan) $20-$25 per week
For at least two months – the Omegapet Flaxseed (flaxmeal) remains plentiful. And still is my best friend for now.


Macros as best calculated with Myfitnesspal: 564 cals. 49g fats, 11g Carbs (8 of which is fibre), and 25g Protein. Mix 25g of the flaxmeal together with two eggs plus around quarter cup of water to aid in whisking / mixing everything with a fork. Microwave on high on three minutes. Serve with another hard boiled egg the butter and coconut oil.

Total resource consumption and cost breakdown

This meal cost $1.09 per serve.

  • Melrose Organic flaxseed  (2kg bag as part of tri annual bulk food buying) initial cost – $13.24. As each serve: 19 cents. Say at most 30g per serve: 2000 / 30g = 67 total servings. thus 67 days per daily 30g total serve. Therefore $13.24 / 67 servings = 19 cents each single serve.
    If using linseed meal from Kakulas Sisters
    (1kg as initial investment) – $5.30. Each serve = 16 cents. 1000g/30g per serve = 33 total servings. Therefore $5.30 / 33 total servings = 16 cents each single serve.
  • The eggs (600g smaller variants) Weekly replenishment cost – $7.5 (for 3 cartons of 12 = 36 eggs) 3 eggs as each serve = 62 cents  ($7.5 / 36 eggs  = 21 cents each egg)
  • Woolworths homebrand butter Weekly replenishment cost – $3 (500g) or $2 for 250g (if previous week surplus are available) 35g as each serve: 21 cents.  (3 divided by 500 / 35) 500g offers 14.28 serves of 35g. Hence $3 / 14.28 servings = 21 cents.
  • Bio-Medicals coconut oil (2 litres as part of tri annual bulk food buying) initial cost – $37 As each serve (1 teaspoon): 7 cents. Say 4ML (teaspoon) per serve onto food = 2000ML / 4ML = 500 total servings. Therefore $37 / 500 servings = 7 cents each single serve. 

Inbetween Meal/s

Three to four 375ML glass of straight black coffee. Helps to abstain hunger anywhere between three up to five hours. Around two and half to three hours later (after breakfast / meal1) these are usually times when I’m starting to feel hungry and tired. Should the coffee gets cold within half hour I add more water and microwave for on high for a minute. Also to make sure I meet my daily Keto salt intake I sprinkle some (iodised sea salts + himalayan’s) in one or two serve.
  1. A tablespoon of any instant / existing available whole coffee beans (in this case Woolworths Homebrand instant coffee granuled) with boiling water (please by all means invest in a good fluoride-removal water filter).
  2. 10 (or up to 15ml) of harvey fresh whip cream (unwhipped) for each glass. I fail to see the purpose in actually “whipping” the cream and serve on top of the coffee; only to find that it will melt into the coffee anyway.
  3. 6g of raw cacao powder for each glass (equivalent to two smallish teaspoons). I’m using Phragos which is on recent record the most affordable on eBay since January 2016. 1kg delivered for $26. Four months later still okay in supply. Though there is slightly more carb/fibre content in this one than what I would’ve liked (27g).
  4. Stevia (whatever is available either liquid or crystals form) 3g crystals for each glass.
What I actually eat (Keto Lacto-Ovo Vegan) $20-$25 per week

On the more luxurious $35 a week plan I could afford to make my own raw egg protein shakes (which simply are two raw eggs, up to 40ml of whip cream unwhipped, and 14g of cacao powder and stevia drops on a 800ml water bottle).

However in the $20 to $25 per week there is very little to no room for luxury. I had to simply preserve as many egg supplies possible for my remaining actual solid Keto meals for this week AND as ongoing surplus creations for the week ahead.

Sometimes I could get away with two and half glasses. But others I may need up to four to pass the time. Macros as best calculated with Myfitnesspal: more or less up to 200 cals. up to 17g fats, 6g carbs (4 fibre from cacaos). Little to no protein.


Total resource consumption and cost breakdown

Each 375ML glass of coffee is 30 cents. 30 cents x 4 glass = $1.20 per day.
  • 200g Woolworths Homebrand instant coffee granuled beans / any existing shared coffee in pantry Lasts for every 1.5 months replenishment cost – $4 (for 200g) Hence every 4.5g serve = 8 cents each ($4 / 45 serves = 8 cents)
  • Harvey Fresh Whipped Cream 600ml Every 2 weeks replenishment cost – $2.1 (600ml / 10ml accomodates up to 60 serves of coffees). Each serve for straight black coffee (10mls) = 3 cents. ($2.1 / 60 serves = 0.035)
  • Sugarless® Stevia Crystals 250g  Initial cost – $6.75 (special price @ Coles on 5th April). Projected usage: buy every 4 weeks. Each serve into straight black coffees (2.5g) = 6 cents.
  • Raw Cacao Powders 1kg (1kg as part of tri annual bulk food buying) initial cost – $21.5 (990g / 6g = 165 serves). Each serve for straight black coffee (6g) = 13 cents ($21.5 / 165)

Meal 2 / Postworkout

This could be interpreted as late lunch or next meal after the multiple glasses of coffees. This could be anywhere between three to six hours after as I’m still sipping the coffees.
  • 35g of TVP textured vegetable protein (total vegetable protein from Kakulas Sisters). Sometimes depending on how hungry I am I could use up to 50g TVP. But in this case I go by my doable regular minimum (35g dry powder weight).
  • 1 hard boiled egg.
  • 35g of butter or two and half tablespoons of extra virgin olive oils.
  • 60g boiled cabbage or 1 full cup of DIY sauerkraut (up to 90g).
  • Only if within workout days – 15g of whey protein concentrate (from last year/s previous tri-annual bulk spending) + 5g of creatine with a glass of water. I would drink this first then wait for a several minutes before consuming the actual above meal.

Alternatively from time to time – I also make my own DIY Soymeat loaf instead of TVP. Get the instructions here. Just from $3 per kilogram makes up to two weeks worths of meat replacements. However I am consuming whole soybeans themselves hence and also its’ polyunsaturated fatty acids hence so still – it is imperative to maintain a favourable, balanced intakes between Omega 3 and 6s.

What I actually eat (Keto Lacto-Ovo Vegan) $20-$25 per week

TVP is simply prepared by mixing water and the powder in 1:1 ratio, then microwave for two minutes let stand for a minute and serve. Although I’d caution to watch over is being cooked because it may or may not has the tendency to boil over. Sometimes condiments are available depending on previous weeks of surpluses – these are for example – soy sauces and garlic powders. A $2.5 150g of garlic powder lasts for eons, and so do soy sauces (however keep in mind that natural fermentations within may lead to alcoholisation if it were left unconsumed for very long time). Otherwise I remained content with sauerkrauts or DIY yoghurts.

Macros as best calculated with Myfitnesspal: (with whey protein) around 500 Cals. 33g fats, 13.5g carbs (6g fibres). 35.5g protein. Otherwise it’s around 450 cals as an absolute bare minimum standard humility Keto meal.


Total resource consumption and cost breakdown

This meal costs less than 90 cents per serve. That is the meal only, without the whey protein.
  • 1kg TVP (from Kakulas Sisters Nollamara) (1000/35 = 28.5 serves) 1kg Every two and half Weeks replenishment cost – $5.50 for 1 kilogram. Each serve of 35g: 19 cents. Each 35g per serve = 1000 / 35g = 28.5 total servings. Therefore $5.50 / 28.5 servings = 19.2 cents each single serve.
  • The eggs (600g smaller variants) Weekly replenishment cost – $7.5 (for 3 cartons of 12 = 36 eggs) 1 eggs as each serve = 21 cents ($7.5 / 36 eggs = 21 cents each egg)
  • Woolworths homebrand butter Weekly replenishment cost – $3 (500g) or $2 for 250g (if previous week surplus are available) 35g as each serve: 21 cents.  (3 divided by 500 / 35) 500g offers 14.28 serves of 35g. Hence $3 / 14.28 servings = 21 cents.
  • Whole Cabbage (with outer leaves) / DIY sauerkraut Every four-weeks replenishment cost – $2 (at Spudshed whole cabbage with extra loose leaves) 60g / 100g projected cost per serve of boiled cabbage / leaves or DIY sauerkraut = about 7 cents of use PER DAY.

Meal 3

Around three or three half hours later, I do get hungry. This would be considered a before supper meal. This is more or less the same as meal 2. If I have different condiments I would use them here but otherwise, I remain happy to eat the same so long as the butter, egg and/or olive oils still remain plenty for another day.
  1. 35g of TVP textured vegetable protein (total vegetable protein from Kakulas Sisters). Sometimes depending on how hungry I am I could use up to 50g TVP. But in this case I go by the doable regular minimum (35g dry powder weight).
  2. 1 hard boiled egg.
  3. 35g of butter or two and half tablespoons of extra virgin olive oils.
  4. 60g boiled cabbage or 1 cup of DIY sauerkraut.
  5. Alternating condiments (optional).
Macros as best calculated with Myfitnesspal: more or less 500 Cals. 33g fats, 13.5g carbs. 23.5g protein

Total resource consumption and cost breakdown

This meal costs just under 90 cents per serve. More or less the same as Meal 2.

Meal 4 / Prebed

Depending on how I felt many days I would encounter another slight hunger pang/s, but paradoxically on very few days (even on training days) I would feel no need for another prebed meal except a 3 or 5g of stevia flavoured BCAA on a 400ml water. An initial investment of $33 for 500g goes a long way. I am still yet to finish my batch from previous 3/4 of last year annual bulk food purchased supply.
However regardless – again, on a $35-$50 per week plans I would be able to enjoy another raw egg shake which consists of one raw egg, 8g of  cacao powder, and 30ml heavy cream. But on $20 to $25 per week plans those are no longer possible. Hence this is just simply a simple keto hot chocolate on a single 375ML glass / cup serve. It calms and provide warmth during winters which is a must.
  • 15 ml of harvey fresh whipping cream
  • 6g of cacao powder
  • boiling water

This Keto hot chocolate would cost 33 cents per day.

  • Harvey Fresh Whipped Cream 600ml Every 2 weeks replenishment cost – $2.1 (600ml provides approx 40 cup serves of coffees) Each serve for each hot chocolate (15mls) = 5 cents. ($2.1 / 40 serves = 0.05)
  • Sugarless® Stevia Crystals 250g Initial cost – $6.75 (special price @ Coles on 5th April). Projected usage: buy every 4 weeks. Each serve for each hot chocolate (2.5g) = 7 cents. ($6.75 / 100 = 0.0675)
  • Raw Cacao Powders 1kg (1kg as part of tri annual bulk food buying) initial cost – $37 (990g / 6g = 165 serves) Each serve for each hot chocolate (6g) = 22 cents ($37 / 165).

Total Calorie breakdowns

More or less 1800 calories per day. Around 140g of fats. 50g Carbs (30g of fibre), 85g to 90g of protein. For those times when I’m really hungry – I could extend to 1900, but those were paradoxically (and thankfully) few in occassions. As a sidenote all this is as accordingly to maintaining a slightly modified Ketogenic ratio of 70/20/10; a ratio I’ve chosen to live and to sustain since the end of 2015.

 $4.50. That is correct. All this for living at just under $4.50 per day.

But “Wait”, you asked. “How does that make sense? $4.50? But that turns out to be $31.50 per week?”, “I thought you’re only meant to be spending $20 to $25 per week!!?? You’re cheating aren’t you!?”

You are bound at some stage be glaring at me; just like the above questions. Think about it once. And think about it some more.

You’d realise sooner or later that this value ($4.50 per day) is also determined by the remaining of other surplus’es I’ve maintained in value from the previous efforts of reusing, recycling and re-preserving throughout months if not; years of frugality cycling and downgrading from $50 to $40 per week. Then down to as low as $18 per week. These remaining surpluses that add to the value output index are what I will be describing under the next section (What I Bought VS What I consume).

So what does this mean? It simply means that I am (still within subjective terms of course) am able to live well and beyond within my means.  Considering that I have only effectively spent $18.20 to sustain myself for the following week. And there were times even where I literally forced myself to ably spent and live from as little as $15 worth of replenishments to survive another entire full week.

Self-Arrogance? No. I instead both implore and invite you – to read my manuscript (at its’ current edition), garner yourself more attention over how all this is possible. It’s all about a matter of self-affirmations, realisations and acceptance/s over what I can and (more of) what I cannot do.

All this is an accumulation of implicit accounts and understanding of my chosen dietary regime (Ketogenic) and in conjunction towards a purpose of survival and overall humility. From day 1 to day 365. It doesn’t matter – everyday is both an insight as well as an honest fight to make and pave way for me to live for the next daylight.

Should anyone wish to be incessantly technical I am more than happy to further deliver my rationale and methodology below. Which first comes as my own personal regiments of survival and sustenance – over considering what I bought (to conserve for the next as rigidly possible) versus what I actually consume (consumption for current survival) by way of any existing and prior surplus. This has been a process that has been effectively in continuum for at least six or so months.

What I bought Versus what I actually consume

Let us begin with a breakdown of what I actually bought from last week grocery cycle (so in this case it’s May the 12th, 2016).
  • 500g butter Woolworths Homebrand: $3
  • 3x 600g eggs: $7.5
  • 3x Woolworths Homebrand sardines: $2.10 (73 cents each)
  • 1x Coconut Cream 400ml : $1
  • 2x Woolworths Homebrand Salmon: $4.6 ($2.30 each, an increase I noticed from $2.20 in recent year/s)
  • 1x Woolworths Homebrand Pesto (16th of May is my birthday; so I’m giving myself bit of a treat) of course this remains only a luxury condiment treat and thus this Pesto is excluded from my actual diary above. As nevertheless – the above food diary still represents what I actually and honestly eat realistically on most days and as regularly on average calorie trackings as they are.
Hence, the total Principal Spending / actual expenditure I had to make out of my own pocket cash is: $18.20 (until May the 19th)
…And now versus / compare this expenditure with what is currently available. What I am actually consuming as remaining previous surpluses. All of which these of course – were previously and honestly bought within the $20 to $25 per week limit brackets and I was able to preserve and lengthen their survivability supply:
  • My previously bought and remaining butter (one week ago / about 100g left)
  • My previously bought 1kg TVP meat replacement powders (two weeks ago / about 400g left)
  • My previously bought and fridge-preserved (water+salt) boiled eggs (one week ago)
  • My previously bought coffee beans (200g) (three weeks ago)
  • My previously bought Stevia crystals (two weeks ago)
  • My previously bought whole cabbage + ongoing DIY sauerkraut for prolonged consumption and preservation (still got a 5 kilogram chunk four weeks ago)
  • Any of my previously bought preserved, and frozen meat based protein supply for rotating Keto vegan and non Keto Vegan principles. 
  • Any of my previously bought and preserved and frozen – DIY pumpkin puree, and DIY fermented pumpkins.
  • Other remaining surpluses; that of my tri-annual bulk foods, vitamins and few supplementations (of no more than $100). These include the raw cacao powders, bulk olive oils and coconut oils.
Hence, what I actually am doing is that I am surviving on the previous week’s reservoire and buying only what is needed for the next week ahead. What I’ve shared with you is my actual, regular food account/s as per exactly as they have been the most regular foods I consumed within Ketogenic Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian regime. All within the survivable remaining amounts in my current supply reservoire bought in the range of at least $20 and macro/calorically calculated as honest as I myself entered them through MyFitnessPal account.

You might think that at first all of the above surplus are impossible to make given the questionably low $20 – $25 per week budget. The key here is knowing how to preserve, restrict, recycle and reuse from what you’ve initially bought towards the next. You are bound at some point find that after through prolonged means of sacrifice/s –  surplus of resources are bound to become inevitable in front of you.

That; in other words – is nature, physics and gratitude – all intertwined in a package to you and for you only. From nobody else’s circumstances, but solely of you and your own efforts for doing so.

Ever wondered I only spent $18.20 instead of at least $20? Simply because I only bought what is empirically needed for what is lacking for this week and the week ahead. Obviously – my previous weekly surpluses I myself preserved are yet to be consumed. It’s all about a matter of introducing, restricting and reinforcing new challenges to your everyday means of reusing and living. Of all things – I cannot emphasize this enough that all this is part of your own compliance’s, understandings and admissions over what you can and cannot do. That; in a nutshell –  is what contributes YOUR own establishment of nutritional humility. 

What sparks or initiates this? That only remains your curiosity to challenge life; your own life.

So, where to take from here?

Ignite your own curiosities. Ignore all institutions.

Even better – look at life, the people and finally – the food on your table – implicitly for what they are. Stop reading and collecting “recipes”. I implore you to learn for yourself by becoming solely aware of your inert, individual – nutritional physiology by learning and humbly lowering your visions and understanding of what food truly brings to you, your needs and circumstances. Then introduce yourself a goal; whatever goals you have in life – be it as simple as surviving and thriving less – to add your a life as a change to live for all the more minimal honesty.

Incentivise yourself in any ways possible to never stop realising, revising and accepting over what you can, and cannot do. Put your curiosities into practise. Put all the sensationalism around you – from whatever influences and coercions; far and away to the void. You are here to preserve and to accept food humility.

Not by way of following what’s “Hot” or “new” or “scrumptiously” trendy “feel good” recipes. See those “hot weekly inspiration” bookmarks in your browsers? Still following those Pinterest channels? Throw them out.

These “recipes” are all institutionalised means of instilling coercions over what is creatively known as indulgence and pleasure. Food Pornography and Elitism. That’s it, nothing more. They are wasteful in resources and are never constructive or implicitly meaningful or productive by way of resource management. Salt, pepper, olive oils, eggs, and butter all tastes perfect on their own, so why bother incorporating them into a “recipe”? Just so that it tickles and fancies your ego-centric chef within you? Who are you trying to impress? Society? Or that of your own humility and situational changes and circumstances?

Let us stop and consider for a moment what or how simple “cooking” – as a life skill really takes.

  1. One is basic equipment – you would likely already have – a kettle, a blender (even a sports personal blender works fine), a spoon, a fork, frying pan, a dutch/sauce pan, a mixing bowl, measuring cup/s, a large baking tray, and obviously – food containers and glass jars / mason jars to store and preserve foods. 
  2. Two – is an assembly process where you’re most likely have to gather or mix your food matter in some way of blending mixing, whisking or just simply spoon stirring.
  3. And lastly all you need is a source of heat to cook. That’s it. Boil water and add food matter and use your judgments over how done it is. Or fry entire meats as is without butter or oil and let the fats do the cooking for you. Or pre-heat an oven to a certain set of degrees until it’s ready and bake all food matter with a timer on. Or use a microwave on its highest setting and cook every so few minutes at a time, see how you go and then add seasoning afterwards.

Learn how to preserve foods. Ferment them. (On 40/40/20 diets) Boil your bulk potatoes and freeze. Recycle reuse and reassess your consumption. Keep a food / resource consumption diary. Track your macros. Open up a MyFitnessPal and see how much resource footprint you’ve consumed from day to day.

Have another glass of coffee instead of snacking. Try skipping meals if you are full. Whatever it takes that you yourself must face willingly. It’s all relative to the challenging of your curiosities closer and closer to the bone. And stay within these limits and pilgrimage for as long as you can. Until such time; only you can decide when you are ready to start reducing your overall resource consumption even further. 

There is a long and winding road in every hardships in life. I would kindly ask you that no matter how destitute you are as I myself struggle – you are nonetheless remain the grace recipient for the passing of time itself

Yes. I know how you are feeling right now. You’ve just been told to skip meals. All of a sudden your thyroid, endocrines and gut biome takes a toll to operate in ways they never have before. Your oxytocin to stress hormone cortisol balance becomes chaotic. You increasingly are finding things “difficult” to work with as they are. Because you’re struggling to realign and to re-coordinate your existing arrangements, and social compliances and obligations together with all these new methods of learning and surviving within your means.

All these is inevitable because these are early times for you to realise (of many Realisation/s) that this is indeedLife; as honestly difficult as it might ever get, and perhaps even more for the days ahead. But it is a journey to implicitly fullfils you. Not for anyone else.

It is difficult not just because it has to; it is difficult because it enforces you to look at things in at a more deeper, empathic perspective without prior judgments.

Give it time. And through time, you’ll develop a character of awareness (as well as) your own construct of implicit differences against all that is around you. The people around you. The society you live in. As well as most importantly – the food you you yourself can humbly eat and get by.

You would look at Struggle Street no longer in a laughable, amusing light in the name of so called “reality-drama-television” entertainment. Or perhaps you will at some stage never frown or look at the same way at any beggar, or any commoner lining up at a Centrelink office the same way ever again. The next time you read and stumble across sensational news headlines about “scrumptious dinner recipes” and “spark-up lunch ideas” and then having a glance over a page-long list of “ingredients” – you are no longer convinced as these are nothing but selfishly egocentric and not to mention resource wasteful – pursuits for “creative” influence.

There is a force; undeniably loud – yet quiet in its’ own manifestation that you patiently and honestly develop through time. And that in an overall sense – is humility. Your Nutritional Humility. From what and how you eat through awareness, affirmations understanding/s and acceptances which then transpires to every change to your fibre and being; a whollistic change to your own physiology. All these inevitably as a result – will come at you for seeing, feeling and interpreting the world in a much different light.

A new form of empathy that only you can differentiate yourself much less homogeneously in the sea of pedestrian normalcy around you. Not of ignorance or superiority; but of conscious awareness and genuinity from everything you interact.

I’ve understood long and gone over and over that empathy is silent but a rarity amongst character of virtue in humanity. And it cannot ever be said enough more than once that I have my own share to anyone’s circumstances right now. Right this minute. Right this moment.

Whoever and wherever you are, I may not know who you are or what your circumstances and predicaments. Nor do I know your prior characters and actions or memories that makes you for who you are right now. But I know many of you who are struggling in this very supposedly caring life – do know that I am here – as an anecdotal account – to comfort you by way of assurance – that I have ideas and plans that may even help you survive. 

I understand and emphatize – that you are more than just “simply” down on your luck. I understand and emphatize that you are getting weaker; your knee pains are still there and are not able to do 6×6 squat routines any longer. I understand and emphatise – all that courtesy CV mailouts, printouts, handouts, the door knocking/s you’ve put your own hearts and soul for days and nights without end, the amount petrol you’ve wasted travelling to door knock for jobs, these and all your other/prior as futile job seeking efforts – all continues to be dismissed in plain sight of ignorance. And of all things – I do understand and further emphatise – that you feel lonely and ignored in this very distant, cold life that nobody seems care for you, and your predicaments.

Again – whoever and wherever you are. I sincerely hope that this only brings you a much needed realisation over the fact that I empathize over the much hidden disparities; of one another. “Pain” is such a feeling that yearns for communal empathy. For I assure you – that everyone is weak; in one way or another.

I sincerely hope that in all eventualities; this blog post is more than a figment of reality. It is a real, accountable share of the impossibilities that you too, yourself – can turn into a possibility.

The passing of time itself; nonetheless – still remains a reality clearly that is in front of you and that both curiosities and humility – remains at your side as guidance to further realise and to accept what you can; as well as what you cannot do – at least for the time being.

Incentivise yourself to learn and do anything until the next meal time comes – and you’ll be thankful that you did all the above that subconciously – you alone have survived the very day and earning yourself once again – a pledge to overcome the next uncertainty in your own pilgrimage away from the sea of submissive, pedestrian normalcy.

So, my fellow humility budget followers, where and how far have you become in your journey? Do you have so far any budget plans you would like to share with others? Please leave your thoughts and feedbacks below! Share and empower one another with humility.

The next edition of Humility Through Frugality coming soon!

The next edition of Humility Through Frugality coming soon!

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I have been striving to rewrite and to add many new updates for the next edition of my manuscript that’s in progress and coming soon!

All changes will be transparently laid down in bullet points as a separate blog post. 

However the biggest addition will be the introduction of $20 to $25 weekly humility plans (in addition to the existing $35 to $50) across all dietary / nutritional paradigms (from Keto, Keto-Vegan, Keto-Pescan-Vegan, standard 40/40/20 and conceptual-only High Carb Fruitarian). 

Expect to see updates to existing dietary plans (for all types), suggestions, tips, ketogenic social dining options, supplementations and bulk alternative meal supply ideas.
Wishing you all my best wishes, grace and courage of humility for the harsh winters ahead of us.
With Humility and Regards,