Over at Lazy Man and Health, I wrote an article that should be of interest to Lazy Man and Money readers. Science Daily has a report about how being on a diet can affect your money.
This should be of interest to a few of my favorite financial bloggers who occasionally write about health. A short list of these would be:
- Tricia from Blogging Away Fat and Blogging Away Debt.
- NCN from No. Calories Needed and No Credit Needed.
- Golbguru from The Tao of Good Health and The Tao of Making Money.
- Kevin from Weight Ladder and Rate Ladder.
- Trent from The Simple Dollar who is on the Volumetrics diet.
- J.D. from Get Rich Slowly who occasionally writes about Health and Fitness as well.
Thanks for the post! I had no idea. I guess when you try to improve your life in one area, it spills over to another area.
Joseph Sangl says
The “diet” craze of organic foods can raise the food bill by 30%. In 30 years, I wonder if we will see any statistically significant evidence to prove that this food is really better for one’s health.
I will contribute to the non-organic foods category in the study … and save my 30%!
Brip Blap says
I was actually writing a post about diet and frugality when I jumped over here and read this post. Thanks for stealing my thunder. Well, not thunder exactly, my dull rumbling…
I’m not sure I agree that applying discipline to a diet decreases your discipline with money. I think that the overall concept of discipline in your life would apply the same to money, to diet, to personal relationships, to work and on and on. There’s definitely a correlation. The interesting question is whether discipline in one area does truly affect discipline in the other. I suspect a disciplined type person is usually – not always – just disciplined in general. The ‘bucket’ as the study put it can, and does, get bigger due to willpower, practice, etc.
It seems to me another one of those hard-to-really-support-but-plausible theories. I just hope it’s not true.
Thanks for the mention!