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NEPTUNE032701 SparkPoints: (5,007)
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3/20/14 9:33 P

I'm with DietitianBecky on this one- decide out what you want to eat and plan your grocery list around that. I make a meal plan for two weeks at a time (including lunches and snacks) and buy what I need for those meals. Except for produce- I only buy enough for 3-4 days and replenish as needed, since it's so perishable. I think I would go crazy buying a bunch of stuff then trying to figure out what to make with it!

Edited by: NEPTUNE032701 at: 3/20/2014 (21:34)
3/20/14 8:09 A

Green Beans
Red Pepper
Sweet Potatoes
Russet Potatoes
Jalapeņo Peppers

Granny Smith or Gala Apples

Eggs - pastured when possible
Raw Whipping Cream - pastured

Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Red Palm Oil

I buy meats at local farms. Pastured, drug and hormone free.

Chicken Breasts
Roasting Chickens
Chicken Legs and Thighs
Ground Beef
Ground Pork
Beef Pepperoni

Almond Flour
Brown Rice Flour
Arrowroot Flour
Ground Flaxseeds
Ground Chia Seeds

80% Cocoa Dark Chocolate

The key here is that I buy ingredients and make my own food, avoiding boxed and packaged things as much as possible.

JERF - Just Eat Real Food

I'm a Certified Personal Trainer.

I'm not a doctor or dietitian. I'm just a real whole foods nutrition nerd.

I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

Goal weight 125lbs
38 years old
2 kids

Lowering my A1C and keeping my blood sugar levels low eating 60-70% fat /15-20% carb / 15-20% protein.
LULUBELLE65 SparkPoints: (28,770)
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3/20/14 5:19 A

I tend to go grocery shopping before I plan meals, because I am never sure what will be in the stores; however, I have a pretty basic list that I stick to, and that I know I can prepare multiple meals from.

in general, I buy:
2-3 kinds of fruit. apples, bananas, oranges, or whatever looks good
Enough veggies to make salad 4-5 times. lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrot, red onion are my basic go-tos.
4-5 veggies to cook. Cabbage, squash, spinach, cauliflower, etc., again, whatever looks good
cilantro and basil
Whatever else looks good--a pineapple, an avocado, some mangoes or berries if they are in season

Chicken breasts to poach for salad or wraps
Ground beef
Chicken pieces or a whole chicken
Canadian bacon or some sort of ham
Babybel mini cheese

OTHER STUFF as needed--
Pita (I will eat a whole load of regular bread, but can easily eat one piece of pita and be happy)
Low fat Milk
plain low fat yogurt
cans of coconut milk, low salt chicken broth, refried beans, crushed tomatoes,
brown rice, oatmeal, baking supplies like flour and sugar.

If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
GIPPYLOVER1987 SparkPoints: (163)
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3/19/14 9:02 P

One tip too is if you don't know what to buy stick to the outer edges of the store! The inner isles is where most of the junk food is while the healthier stuff is around the outside (fresh produce, dairy, meats etc).

3/19/14 8:16 P

You may be working backwards.
You need to focus "first" on your healthy meal plans for the up-coming week. The meal plans (recipes) then directs you as to what you need to purchase at the store to make these meals.

Do turn on your SP meal plans for ideas. They also come with the grocery list. Let me know if you need the steps to do this.

Your SP Registered Dietitian

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
3/19/14 2:38 P

Your tracker has a meal planning option - turn it on.

Try tracking your current eating for a few days to see where you can make improvements, first.

Whole grain breads
Lean meats (chicken, etc.)
No processed foods, no chips, no candy, no little debbie cakes, no frozen pizza, no soda

The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
3/19/14 2:31 P

Can i get some examples of a healthy grocery list?

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