Secret Millionaire Challenge: Can You Survive on $35?

When the co-founders of Anytime Fitness went on ABC’s Secret Millionaire earlier this year, they had to feed themselves on a mere $35 each for an entire week, the same amount you’d receive on government assistance. They showed that not only could it be done, but it could be done in a healthy way.

Now, Anytime Fitness is challenging ten health bloggers to do the same. Can they survive – and even thrive – on this meager allowance for a full seven days? We are about to find out!

How does the challenge work?

Let’s do the math. $35, 7 days, and 21 meals. That’s just $1.66 per meal. Of course, those with families to feed will have a larger budget ($35 per adult and $20 per child). It’s no small feat, but our bloggers are up to the task!

These ten brave bloggers will strive to eat healthy and tasty foods within this budget for one week. They’ll be posting shopping lists, recipes, and food photos along the way, so you can follow along.

How will the winners be selected, and what do they win?

At the end of the challenge, two winners will be selected by Anytime Fitness based on the healthiness, taste, and creativity of their meals. Sharing helps, too. We will take likes, tweets, and comments into consideration.

The two winners will receive a $1,000 donation to the food shelf of their choice.

When is the challenge?

The challenge starts Wednesday, July 18. It ends on Tuesday, July 24. On the evening of Thursday, July 26, Anytime Fitness will host a Twitter chat to announce the winners.

Who are the challengers?

We’re excited to have ten great health bloggers from FitFluential competing in this challenge. Be sure to check out their blogs!

How can I participate?

Although the challenge is limited to ten competitors, you’re invited to play along at home! Be sure to share your results and healthy eating ideas here on Anytime Health, on your blog, and on our Facebook page. Tweet us and let us know how you’re doing – use the hashtag #surviveon35

Also, don’t forget to show your support for these ten competitors! Visit their blogs this week to see how they’re doing, and give them some social media love – likes, tweets, shares, and comments all help!

Leave a comment below if you’re up for the challenge!

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