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Is it possible to survive a month without spending money on food? This guy is going to find out

How far do your food challenges go? Jan Laubscher from the site Drinksfeed, is taking on an unusual experiment.

by: Tessa Purdon | 03 Nov 2017

I'm pretty sure that most people have, at one point or another, tested themselves by engaging in a food or drink related challenge. I was pretty pathetic and lasted a mere two days on my 'no coffee challenge' (my acupuncturist had emphasized how caffeine negatively affects one's cortisol levels).

I'm a bit reluctant to cut out major food groups and I certainly wouldn't have the willpower to do what my colleague, Stefni did and cut out sugar for two weeks (heaven knows how she coped without chocolate?!).

Then, you get to something of a 'master level' challenge that my friend Jan Laubscher is currently undertaking. He has challenged himself not to spend any money on food for the month of November (yes - the entire 30 days) eating and drinking ONLY items that he has grown himself or foraged within his environment. He lives in the middle of Cape Town's bustling CBD so it's not like he can milk his own cows for his morning coffee. 

He appears to be taking it pretty seriously and has launched a daily vlog on YouTube where he'll be sharing updates on how things are going. 

See Day 1 below!

I'm following Jan's journey - which he has called 'Surviving Cape Town', purely because I'm so intrigued as to how he is going to pull this all off! I can't even imagine going one single day without eating or drinking something that doesn't come from a shop. But he may be able to convince us all that it can be done. 

If anything, at the end of November his grocery bill will reflect a solid zero and that is an idea I find pretty appealing!

What has been your most extreme food challenge? Let me know in the comments section below or email me!

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