Josh and I are headed to Vegas for the third time together! If you have ever been, or if you’re thinking of going, the food can be quite expensive. Not to mention- it takes quite a bit of time to walk to new restaurants, taxi, etc etc. A “cheap” meal in Vegas would be around $10/person and that’s at something like McDonalds (gross). If you are in Vegas for a three day weekend and are planning to eat out for 3 meals a day, you should budget about $200 a day for food alone, and that’s on the very modest end.
If you are planning a trip to Vegas, PLEASE, fully enjoy yourself. Find 1 or 2 places per day that you want to try.
You should ENJOY your time, Vegas has some of the most amazing restaurants and buffets in the world- but don’t let that ruin your waistline or your wallet. Budget for 1-2 meals a day, max, to enjoy out.
Here’s some tips on saving money and saving calories:
1: plan before you go! the night before we leave for Vegas, or any trip, we go to the store to stock up on protein bars. One bar at the store at home is about $2 and counts as an entire meal for us (a lot better than $30/person plus a taxi ride plus an hour of time in Vegas)
2: bring protein powder. you can get a ton of things through TSA- including protein powder. we usually bring about 2 scoops per person per day that we are traveling- plus, it’s great for post workout meals and a lot lighter than bringing pre-made protein drinks
3: make sure you pack all of your supplements, especially your greens. the supplements that we use can be found on bowmarfitness.com
4: make sure you bring/pack your ISO bag if you plan to pre make meals and bring them with you, again, you can get all food (other than things like peanut butter) through a carry on bag. use sarah for 10% off on isolatorfitness.com
5: bring an empty gallon jug to fill up water with, even water in Vegas is expensive and there’s no point in wasting money if you don’t have to!