Your Healthy Living Shopping List

So you have been starting out on your new fitness regimen.
You go running in the morning, you hit the gym in the afternoon and inbetween you snack on everything you have in the cupboard – all them rubbish cereals you bought for the kids,  last nights left over Pizza, Chinese whatever, well STOP!!!!. All this is holding you back from any gains you could make as you are not giving your body the proper nutrients it needs and at the proper times.

What you need to do is this.

Firstly clear all the rubbish food out of  your cupboards, and don’t start making excuses already saying well, the kids like that. Well listen up people, i am sure your kids will thank you in years to come, especially because you prevented  them from being picked on as the fat kid at school. If your kids liked to smoke, would you buy them cigarettes? No, of course you wouldn’t because it is bad for their health and so are sugar filled carbs.

Secondly. make sure you go shopping straight after eating a meal. If you go shopping when you are hungry, you will buy rubbish, the stuff you have been craving and as soon as you have it in your cupboard at home you downfall will be complete!!!

So here you have it….

The healthy shopping list.

Keep your cupboard and fridge stocked with these items and you will be laying the foundations to your road to success.

 

Proteins

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Tuna in water or brine
  • Fish – salmon or white varieties – barramundi, hoki etc
  • Tinned Sardines and Mackerel
  • Shrimp
  • Extra Lean Ground Beef or Ground Round (92-96%)
  • Protein Powder
  • Egg Whites or Eggs
  • Ribeye Steaks or Roast
  • Top Round Steaks
  • Top Sirloin or porterhouse steak
  • Beef Tenderloin (aka Filet, Filet Mignon)
  • Eye of Round (Cube Meat, Stew Meat, Bottom Round , 96% LeandGround Round)
  • Ground turkey, Turkey Breast Slices or cutlets (fresh meat, not deli cuts)

Complex Carbs

  • Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Beans(black, kidney, chickpeas, lentils)
  • Wholemeal pasta
  • Oat Bran Cereal
  • Brown Rice or basmati
  • Wholegrain bread
  • Natural muesli
  • Chick peas/ Lentils/ Wholegrain Crackers

 

 Fibrous Carbs

  • Green Leafy Lettuce (Green Leaf, Red, Leaf, Romaine)
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Spinach
  • Bell Peppers
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery

Other Produce & Fruits

  • Cucumber
  • Green or Red Pepper
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Fruit (if acceptable on diet): bananas, apples, grapefruit, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries
  • Lemons or Limes

 

 Healthy Fats

  • Natural Style Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
  • Olive Oil or Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Nuts (peanuts, almonds, walnuts)
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Sunflower Seeds

Dairy & Eggs

  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Low or Non-Fat Milk
  • Greek style yoghurt(full fat)
  • Parmesan cheese

Condiments & Misc.

  • Green Tea
  • Rooibos Tea
  • Balsamic Vineger
  • Sugar free jelly
  • 100% Cocoa powder
  • Stevia

 

 

 

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About Al

Al Nuttall is the founder and Personal Trainer of Peak Performance 365 based in Cairns, in Far North Queensland. He's a firm believer that you can achieve anything you put your mind to and, as a testament, he lives his life by that philosophy. He will set out achievable goals and develop a plan on how to reach them. Will power and hard work will do the rest. Changing your lifestyle isn’t meant to be easy but the rewards will definitely be worth all the effort in the end. So what are you waiting for? GIve Al a call and start to be the best you can be... everyday!

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