Nothing has become more frightening these days than a trip to the

grocery store. It’s the place where budgets crumble with ease and sticker shock is a common occurrence. While there still isn’t a solution for inflation, one viral hack could make grocery shopping much simpler and more affordable.

The hack is called the 6-to-1 grocery method, and according to its creator, Chef Will Coleman, it works by limiting the amount of items you buy.

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In a TikTok video that has received nearly 1 million views, Chef Coleman broke down how exactly the 6-to-1 grocery method works. You buy six vegetables, five fruits, four proteins, three starches, two sauces or spreads, and one “fun” item for yourself. So it’s 6, 5, 5, 3, 2, 1.

People on TikTok are already claiming that the method has helped them save money and eat healthier.

“This is what I’ve been doing for over a year and you’re right! I avoid buying processed snacks for health reasons but I also save soo much!” one person shared

“I’ve been using your method and it honestly helps,” another added.

There was some pushback about the amount of veggies you’d have to purchase. One person even confessed, “You lost me at 6 veggies.” But another user chimed in with their tip on picking the right items if you’re a bit new to cooking with vegetables.

“For those who are adding produce to their diet, good staple veggies are onion, garlic, carrots, celery, potatoes, and peppers!” the person shared.

We’re also giving a major side-eye to those who hilariously thought that the 6-to-1 grocery method was a self-checkout “hack.”

“Who else thought he was going to say grab 6 items only pay for 1 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚,” one person wrote.

And if all else fails, you can always become a vegetarian.

90 Vegetarian Dinners For Every Night Of The Week

falafel in a bowl with a smaller bowl of tahini sauce