Your Complementary Weight-Loss Grocery List:
You’re at the grocery store. You’re tired, starving, and those damn potato chips and salted chocolate caramels are calling your name. You know you shouldn’t…but who is going to stop you?
Hopefully, I am. I’m a foodie. I get it.
Let’s decrease the supermarket stress NOW by learning when to shop, how to shop, and by providing you with a budget-saving weight-loss achieving grocery list! Here are a few easy tools to help you complete your shopping quickly and efficiently whole helping you to strongly stand beside your weightless goals.
Never grocery shop without a list
1) If it isn’t on your list, then you’re not buying it. You’re on a mission. Get in and get out as quickly as you can.
When to Shop: Avoid the store during high traffic hours to minimize stress
1) Never go to the grocery store when you are hungry!
Your hunter-gatherer instincts will entice you to buy calorie-dense foods that will ruin that hot bod you’ve been working so hard for.
How to Shop:
1) Shop the perimeter.
Fruits, veggies, super-foods, lean meats, whole grains, and dairy are generally located around the perimeter of the grocery store, while frozen, preservative-filled foods, sweets, and more processed foods are kept in the center isles and in the freezers. Avoid temptations by making one quick trip around the perimeter only.
2) Read Labels.
Avoid products with trans-fats, artificial ingredients, sugars, and sugar alcohols such as sucrose, glucose, and corn syrup.
Your Complementary Weekly Grocery List: If it isn’t on the list, then don’t buy it!!!
1) Plain, Non-Fat or Low-Fat Greek yogurt or cottage cheese (weight-loss tip: limit yourself to 1-2 servings/day of dairy at most)
2) 84-168 Oz of fresh green veggies and or lettuces. You should be consuming 12-24 oz of these fibrous foods everyday.
3) 1 package of nuts or seeds (I prefer almonds or walnuts) and a couple of ripe avocados (1/2 is a serving size). Trader Joes sells bags of single serving packages of almonds and cashews. This is a fool-proof way to monitor your snacking without accidentally over-snacking.
4) Enough fresh fruit to yield 2 servings per day. 1 apple/orange/peach/pear=1 serving. 1 cup of mellon or berries=1 serving. I prefer blueberries because they are low in calories yet packed with antioxidants.
5) Eggs!!! They are easily digested and one of the most bioavailable sources of protein on the planet! Keep 2 dozen in your fridge at all times. They will be useful for many of the recipes I post.
6) Fresh, non-processed, lean meats: chicken breast, turkey breasts, pork chops, shrimp, white fish, salmon, flank steak, filet mignon, etc. Try to eat fresh whenever possible, but definitely keep a surplus of frozen and canned meats for when life gets busy. I’ll explain what to do with these later 🙂
7) Water, tea, coffee, seltzer water, natural diet sodas, and anything else that might help you to stay hydrated while tricking your taste-buds.
It’s that easy!!! Write your grocery list and stick to it, eat before you shop, stick to the perimeter, and keep on reading my blogs for quick and easy weightless and nutrition tips. Stay focused and keep that body rocking!’