the most questions I get are about my diet and training regime, so I'm finally trying to give you all more insight into what I do.
It's very important that you educate yourself first, learn about WHY you should be eating these foods. Learn about what carbs are and what effect they have on your body, learn about sugars, protein and fats. What you might have previously thought was healthy, is often far from it!
I got into fitness by stumbling across some fitness models on facebook, some of my favourites to follow are: Bry Jensen, Ellie Gonsalves, Jenna Renee, Christina Halkiopoulos, Tabitha Klausen and of course; Jamie Eason. Just familiarizing yourself with people like this will inspire you like you wont believe! They share great tips and blog frequently about diet and training - My life changed when I started
I guess the idea is to eat natural foods, I don't buy much that is in a packet these days... Anyway, this post should give you an idea of what I would typically buy when I go grocery shopping!
Tonight after training I went to Aldi and Woolworths, this is what I got:
1 Wholegrain Ryvita - for a mid-morning snack, maybe with Bocconcini slices and tomato slices. Mmm!
2 Minced Garlic - to add flavour to my meats, with lemon/lime juice!
3 Cottage Cheese - as a spread, or a dip for my carrots and celery sticks
4 Coconut Oil - for cooking, substitute the Olive Oil for this.
5 Pumpkin Seed Bread - some days i have toast with avocado for breakfast
6 Frozen Brocolli Florets - if I'm too lazy to cook, or have run out of pre-prepared meals, just chuck some in your lunch box to be heated at work!
7 Free Range Eggs - boil one up and have as a snack, great for breakfast too
8 Natural Yogurt - I enjoy adding this to protein smoothies and making parfaits with the oats and sliced fruits!
9 Fish - Delicious, easy to prepare and healthy as hell. I usually make fish for dinner as I don't like storing fish for later.
10 Salmon - Expensive but delicious and easy to cook, I just put it in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes and serve with baby spinach salad and bocconcini for a quick, light dinner.
11 Chicken Breast - On Sundays I like cooking up 3 chicken breasts and having it in the fridge for my meals each day.
12 Carrots - I like taking carrot sticks as a snack, usually with Natural Peanut Butter or Cottage Cheese to dip into.
13 Tofu - Hadn't tried this before but is apparently great. Still researching it.
14 Hydroxy Burn Pro by BSC - A low carb protein powder than helps you burn fat. I drink this on leg day or in a morning smoothie. Maybe 3-4 days a week. Not every day. It's chocolate flavoured to so can curb my cravings. Sometimes I cook with protein too... Healthy baked goods etc.
15 Lunch Box Containers - Need loads of these because in order to stay healthy the food needs to be prepared by you at home.
16 Cucumber - To add to salads.
17 Stawberries - My little sugary treat. Try to eat before lunchtime if possible. I love to layer it on my yogurt parfait!
18 100% Coconut Water - DELICIOUS refreshing drink - full of potassium and electrolytes. Love having after a workout. Yum yum.
19 Salad Mix - For when I haven't had enough time to cook something more exciting!
20 Beans - I love the crunchy texture and either cook these or have them raw. So fun to eat. So addicitive.
21 Fresh Ginger - Hot water, lemon & fresh ginger in the mornings kick starts your metabolism.
22 Sweet Potato - I like slicing it and baking it, delicious and healthy.
23 Avocado - Substitute for butter. Delicious spread.
24 Lemon - To add flavour to fish/chicken, and is yummy to put in my tea.
25 Banana - have half a banana before working out for energy. Also add half into a smoothie!
26 Frozen Mixed Berries - To add to smoothies, a 1kg bag lasts me AGES.
27 Rolled Oats - Necesseties for a health nut. I can make energy/protein bars with this, breakfast, parfait, pancakes, put it in a smoothie... Possibilities are endless. So many recipes involve these.
All up this stuff cost me about $140! I would buy this every fortnight, and it's just for me. So being healthy is expensive but results are worth it.
I hope you've enjoyed this insight into my grocery shopping! Hope it helped you in some way, and please feel free to ask any questions.
All the best,