Well I spent about 6-10 dollars a day on food. But food is very expensive in hungary now
Not only fruits, everything.
I ate yesterday some split yellow peas. Still not my fav. I don't really wan to eat soy, I had lot of mucus when I was eating soy.http://netbio.hu/spl/555941,2/Huvelyesek
Heres what I can get in the categorie of legumes, beans etc. Most of them are here is organic, there are non organic versions in the supermarket wich are half the price. 1 dollat is about 228Ft. Hugarian money is Forint.
How much salt do you guys use? I don't really like too salty foods. but whitout salt most of them taste a bit weird.
I think 6-10 $ is a good budget, if you know how to use it. Yes, everything is expensive, but you can menage it. Actually, I know many people here where I live (in Serbia) who order organic food from Hungary, because it's cheaper. So, there's always a worse case then yours
Look for some bargains. Not everything has to be organic. I eat organic grains and legumes (70 percent of my diet), but I by my veggies and fruit on normal market, can't afford (and find any, sometimes) organic. 811 diet is OK, but for us economically hit people from Middle Europe it is unsustainable. You need to eat more beans and protein grains (quinoa, amaranth) if you want some muscles (and of course, you need to exercise). If your stomach cant stand the beans, eat chickpeas and brown or green lentils, I find them much easier to digest.
PS: you can really change your looks with proper nutrition and exercises. My family always told me I am not a "sport person", but I discovered it is not true! Unfortunately, when I was already 30 and more years old. If you have back problems, that is no excuse not to do bodybuilding. Do hatha yoga for couple of months (but with teacher!) and then start with the gym. Yoga helped me a lot with back pains and prepared me good for the bodybuilding.