A student from St. Petersburg spent a month on a scholarship of 1572 rubles and urged everyone to be more modest

For the sake of experiment, a student at St. Petersburg State University, Aleksey Zyryanov, spent a month on a scholarship of 1,572 rubles, and as a result he lost from 73.5 to 68.5 kilograms. In this way, he wanted to “unleash the potential of undervalued products,” make people think about their diet and show nonresident applicants and children from poor families that you can survive in St. Petersburg for a scholarship.

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Source: Rosbalt

The idea of ​​the experiment appeared when Zyryanov brought buckwheat with eggs in a container from home to the student canteen. His fellow students noticed that it takes 50 rubles a day to eat such food, and with such meals it is possible to live a month for a regular scholarship, like Alexei’s - 1572 rubles.

February 23, the student began the experiment. He spent 100 rubles on household items: soap, toilet paper, napkins, toothpaste, washing powder and a pack of wet wipes. For the purchase of products left 1,472 rubles.

Rosbalt notes that students from low-income families receive social benefits in addition to academic scholarships, resulting in 3,518 rubles.

“1035 rubles is spent on the travel card, approximately 300 rubles - on telephone calls and 200 rubles - to pay for the hostel. Thus, the visitor is left with about 2000 rubles for food and household expenses. The amount that Alexei spent on food, even less than this. "

Power Zyryanov was three times a day, he spent from 13 to 53 rubles a day. The diet of the student consisted of oatmeal, dark chocolate, bananas, buckwheat with eggs and carrots with cabbage.

Alexey claims that the transition to the economy mode was almost painless, but it was difficult for him to give up kefir after playing sports.

“During this month I ate about 3 kilograms of oatmeal and buckwheat, 1 kilogram of peas, 150 eggs and 5 heads of cabbage, 3 chocolates, 10 bananas and 3 packs of kozinaki. 1 ruble remained on my balance sheet. ”

After a month of experiment, the young man lost 5 kilograms - however, he explains this by the fact that he used to eat little, and says that if he wanted, he could double the portions of buckwheat and oatmeal.

“It gets enough fat from eggs, buckwheat, peas and dark chocolate. Proteins come from eggs, buckwheat and peas, and carbohydrates from buckwheat, bananas and peas. In the diet of Alexei lacked iron.But the problem could be solved by eating apples. ”

Zyryanov wanted to "unleash the potential" of some products. For example, he believes that instead of muesli, it is better to buy a pack of oatmeal and dark chocolate: it will be healthier and cheaper. Cabbage is better than chips or popcorn: it is “tasty and also crunches.”

The student told the Rosbalt correspondent that he was not going to continue this experiment, and summed it up.

“There are no problems with health. I would say it got better. Always ease in the stomach, acne disappeared, it became faster to fall asleep. There are certain drawbacks with vitamins, but they are formal and very conditional.

It amazes me more. People who consume five times the norm of fats and carbohydrates for many years, eating shop dumplings, mayonnaise and sneakers, do not worry about their health. I think that going through the norm is five times much worse than undermining by 10 percent. I urge all people to be more modest. ”

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