Sure, buying fresh, whole foods costs more than buying highly processed foods, but the savings from not buying all of the extra crap (junk food) that I used to buy more than makes up for that. And the savings from not eating out several times a week is huge.
And the cost of only drinking water, whether at home or dining out makes a big difference as well. The savings from drinking water alone more than pays for a monthly gym membership.
Obviously the long term benefits of reduced health care costs are impossible to calculate, but I don't think many people would argue that there is not a monetary advantage to living at a healthier weight.
I also look forward to being able to buy life insurance at a reduced rate. I have some term life insurance through my employer, but I need more than that and have been putting it off for a long time because I knew at my old weight and blood work number that the cost would be outrageous.
Has anyone found that they are spending a lot more money now that they are living a healthier lifestyle?