Hi there, fruit is NOT that expensive. You pay for biscuits and don't think about the cost and they aren't cheap either!! Yes, bananas are expensive, but usually you can get oranges, apples, grapes and peaches at a fair price. I even occacionally get strawberries or blueberries as a treat. Once you rid yourself of all the other junk out of your diet, you will find it will loosen up money for fruit!!!! I eat way too much of the stuff. The thing is, you really do have to eat things you will eat forever. Eating temporary low fat bikkies, with loads of artifical sweetners are part of the problems that 95% of diets dont' work! You can still have sweet bikkies OCCASIONALLY, but just have one, other than a whole packet. Easier said than done, TRUST me, I know!! Also, a great snack is nuts, like almonds, or dried fruit, like dates or apricots.