Portland, Maine just got a Trader Joe's, and I will be interested to see how that will affect my bottom line. So far, I have discovered they sell a Tuna Thai Curry for $1.49 which is actually edible, and filling over brown rice. Also, I bought some Trader Joe's French Roast coffee for $4.34, which is a great price.
Diet-wise, I've realized the way to go is using brown rice as a staple, and adding as many fresh vegetables as possible, while avoiding bread, pasta, cheese and sugar, when possible. This is my new focus, reducing calories while trying to eat a nutrient dense diet.
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