Think it's not possible to eat totally for free with grocery coupons? Well, you would not be correct in that assumption. I fill my cupboards every week with free food and have learned how to eat without spending money at all if need be.

Yes, it can be done as many starving student over the years have proven. When money is tight you simply do not spend it. But I'm going to show you how to get a little more variety into your diet than the starving student method, as time tested as that may be.

The real key to eating for free is to get the widest variety of nonperishable items you can into your pantry. These are your staple foods, items you use every week. Now in order for this method of extreme savings to work you need to realize a couple of things.

First, you will need literally hundreds of coupons and that will take time to clip, sort and file for future use. Those hundreds of coupons I was talking about? You will need a lot of multiple like coupons. This is how you will lock in the savings of freebies when you find them.

Second, not everything is on sale every week, so you will need to "buy" in quantity when you can find free items and be willing to shop the sales every week to get some variety.

The rest is easy. All you need to do is scour the weekly sales for items that are free after you use a coupon or double coupon. Take your multiple "like" coupons to the store and buy as much as you can of the free stuff.

With diligent coupon shopping, all of your order will be free. Over several weeks you will build your supplies to the point where you can literally eat for free.

It does take some time and effort to get to this point, but eventually you will get there within a couple of months time. Just keep building your supplies until you get to the point where you have the desired variety in your diet and then use a lot of creativity when preparing your meals.

Need some motivation to get started? Here is a little food for thought on the benefits of using coupons regularly and a guide for where to find coupons for free.