I save money and calories by taking my breakfast, snacks, beverages and lunch into work. If I was buying my food and drinks from the shops or canteen at work, I would be spending approximately £256 a month.

According to my calculations, I would spend per week:

Breakfast – £11.25

Coffee – £5.50

Lunch – £32.50

Snacks – £10

Total = £59.25

This works out at £256.75 per month, and £3,081 per year. The prices above are subsidised by my company, so this expense is likely more for most people.

Taking my own food into work also helps me make sensible food choices, as left to my own devices, I’d be tempted by unhealthy options.

This is one way where I save money to pay off my debts.