Your Fit Grocery List


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There are many fit girls out there that get confused about what groceries to buy to keep fit and healthy.

We all know all about chicken and egg whites, but what other options are there?

Buying groceries can be confusing when trying to change your lifestyle. Lots of foods tend to have “low-fat” or “low in carbs” can be deceiving since the foods tend to have other added ingredients that are not on a fitness girl’s grocery list.

Here are my personal tips when it comes to grocery shopping


Buy locally

I prefer to buy my groceries locally and try to avoid the big chain stores as much as possible. I shop at my local butcher to buy all my protein, and a lot of these butchers have free range chicken and grass-fed beef which is very convenient and much healthier for you. I have also found that the price difference from the big stores like Costco is not much different.

Scope out your local markets that sell locally grown fruit and vegetables. They tend to be cheaper and fresher than at the big chain grocery stores! When winter comes along, these stores do have to import some of their produce, but I still find these fruits and veggies much better in quality. A lot of times organic products are available, but at this point I decide if it is a good deal for the money. Going organic is nice but sometimes can be pricey for those who are trying to make their dollar go further.

Buy Fresh

Buy fresh as much as possible and avoid pre-packaged frozen foods. Unless the frozen foods are plain fruits and vegetables, a lot of the time the pre-packaged frozen foods are filled with sodium and other chemicals for preservation purposes. I do however like certain frozen fruits and vegetables like berries and green beans since they are so convenient in a pinch.


Your Grocery List

This is a list that should be in everyone’s pocket when its time to go grocery shopping:

Protein

  • Egg Whites
  • Whole Eggs
  • Chicken Breast
  • Lean Ground Turkey or Chicken
  • Lean Ground Bison
  • Lean Ground Beef(buy only grass-fed)
  • Salmon
  • White Fish

Complex Carbohydrates

  • Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Steel Cut)
  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Brown Rice Pasta
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Beans (kidney, garbanzo, black beans)
  • Brown Rice
  • Potatoes

Fibrous Carbohydrates, Fruits and Vegetables

  • Green Leafy Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Pumpkin
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Melon
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Bananas, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums,
    Grapes(moderate consumption due to high sugar)

Healthy Fats

  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Peanut Oil
  • Avocado
  • Nuts
  • Natural Nut Butters
  • Coconut Butter
  • Flax Seeds or Flax Oil

I will also buy canned salmon, tuna and beans which I will rinse well before eating to wash away the sodium and other additives from the food. I am not a huge condiment fan since a lot of condiments have extra sodium and added sugars in them, and the only condiment I will buy is mustard and vinegar. I am however a huge spice fan. I like to buy spices by the package with no added preservatives or sugar. I mix and match my spices at home to make interesting combinations for my foods. The possibilities with spices are endless!

Grocery shopping does not have to be complicated at all, and always shop on the outside aisles and avoid the inside aisles where all the junk foods are.

Eat clean to stay lean!


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