Ms. Moneydummy makes me laugh. She wants to know how our lower-carb lifestyle will affect the budget and why I opted for a no-stockpile handicap.
Amy and I chose not to include the stockpile in the interest of fair play.
After all, I have $2 organic New York strip steaks in the freezer! The wild card factor of next week's sales will also make my job more exciting.
Seriously, we devised the rules so readers would be encouraged to try either strategy.
You can save money right away--you don't have to amass the perfect pantry, drive two hours to the nearest Aldi, or sort every coupon in the recycling dumpster first.
As for menu differences, I'll just have to roll with the punches. We'll probably relax the carb restrictions a little, too.
Readers can take the overall quality of food into account as they study the numbers. My goal is to match or beat what I would have normally spent at Aldi--only doing it with the grocery sales of the week.