Hey Torn Mind, yo, so your hack is just buying cheese from Wal Mart rather than other places?
It seems like your anti-veganism is a (mostly) unrelated angle, unless you are saying that the best way to go is veganism PLUS CHEESE. But I think you are saying that veganism is downright bad for you? Is that right? I always thought it was supposed to be rather good for you, as long as you made sure to get complete proteins, all your needed fats, etc. But you think it is downright bad for you? Interesting.
If by starchism you mean the low-fat, high carb gang, I know that is a bad gig LOL.
I have no problem eating useful plants. Actually, I find a sardines and tofu(and soy milk once) to be particularly useful in fixing up my
issues, which are partly long COVID-related. "Irritable" heart was a issue even this March, where I went for a run and my heart was beating hard and fast for 24 hours or more. The fish cleared up my brain fog last fall, while the soy really made me feel less stressed out. I actually find "bland" tofu perfectly fine to eat.
I believe some servings of oysters, mussels, fatty fish like wild sockeye salmon every week(1 canned serving or so, because I actually hate salmon and the prices are still expensive) provides a far more comprehensive fulfillment of micronutrients than going full "cell-wall only". High quality cheese(not Kraft and the like, but Old Croc, Cathedral City, etc) for bones/teeth.
My diet like, low carb, micros-terranean, budget-influenced.
One of the ways my mom saves a buck is to always wait for sales on various foods at the grocery stores nearby. This only works in places with sufficient population density to support more than one chain, and probably requires a vehicle. Where I am currently at, there are six. Safeway, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Walmart(not that close), Shoppers food warehouse(never has anything except a $5 off meat coupon recently), Aldi, Lidl.
Fruits often "crash" in price when there is inventory close to expiration.
Sweet potatoes, one chain had a sale for Easter; I dunno if a southern hemisphere harvest also played a role in price or not. Price/lb also goes down around Thanksgiving for sweet potatoes.
Some places might sell liver, which is much cheaper than your standard muscle meats and much more dense nutritionally.
Plant your own gardens will also help, and if code allows it, raising livestock(chickens are probably the most practical as first a pet and then as food afterwards).