stic healthy is the new gangsta

Plenty of celebs eat healthy and brag talk about it, but if the average person ate the way Gwyneth Paltrow does, he/she should would be broke and hangry.

Which is why I absolutely love this article I just stumbled upon (originally published in October), “7 Ways to Eat Good on a Hood Budget” by Stic of the notoriously opinionated hip-hop duo Dead Prez. He makes so many good points: Eating clean doesn’t have to be expensive, cook large batches and save for later (ie. PREP FOR SUCCESS, Cara Weaver-style), join a co-op, drink more water (“like Kendrick Lamar’s song says ‘pour up, drank!'”), etc.

But this quote was the best: “In the hood, in all honesty, we spend a gang of money on cable, hairdos, sneakers, weed, parties expensive bottles of alcohol, video games, big screen TVs, rims, jewelry, strip club tricking, trendy name brand clothes, car accessories, headphones, cigarettes, all kinds of overpriced things. But when it comes to our health, we often skimp and look for the cheapest food we can find.”

Strip club tricking!? Amazing. But he makes a solid point, no matter what you spend too much money on (for me, that would be alcohol and Uber).

Definitely give this article a read, and remember: Healthy is the new gangsta.

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