There has been a lot of press lately about a couple who ate on $1 a day for a month. This is an interesting project that has been done by several people before. I’m not sure why this one has been getting so much attention. I did a similar project last May and spent $31.60 on food for a month. I got the idea to do so from Hungry for a Month that did the $1 diet in November 2006.
The results of both projects were similar. They were able to eat for that amount but it wasn’t easy. They also remarked that they weren’t able to eat very healthy. Looking at their menus though I think they probably ate healthier than the average American. It definitely isn’t easy to eat on $1 a day and I’m glad I don’t have to. Next year I’m going to try to spend $0 on food for a month if I can get it planned out.