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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ”