I will admit right away that I've never properly budgeted for groceries, but it has now come to a point where I have to start as circumstances have significantly reduced to income. My household consists of 2 adults, 2 cats, a large dog, a cockatiel and a snake. I'd estimate that I currently spend about £15 per week for the animals. I've no idea how much I spend on food for my mother and I but I'd guess that it's at least £50, without counting any takeaways and eating out (seeing that written down is a bit embarrassing).
I really don't know what would be considered an appropriate budget for two adults for a weeks worth of food. Also I know I should try and figure exactly what I'm spending and work out how to reduce it but the task does seem quite overwhelming. I'm not even sure where to start.
I would appreciate some advice about how a complete novice budgeter can get started.