We've got a few new hires at work, young fresh-out-of-college types. The first guy was an intern-to-hire. I was impressed when I met him a few months ago and now I'm starting to realize how badass he is.
Firstly, he brings lunch every day. (Which is not typical here in this area, for a new grad).
Second, he eats homemade and cheap food. A lot of beans and rice, maybe veggie stews, curries, that sort of thing.
Third, today another new coworker asked my plans for the weekend. I answered "the usual. Grocery shopping, chores, and bulk cooking a ton of food that will be gone by Weds." The beans-and-rice guy laughed and said "yep, I ran out of food yesterday so I made a double batch of pancakes for breakfast". His lunch was pancakes, win!
Lastly. I know he has a car, but he bikes to work every day. Including last week during one of the biggest downpours ever. I got soaked simply walking my kid into preschool. He was wet even UNDER his waterproof outer pants.