Suggestions for Grocery Shopping Here are some useful suggestions for grocery shopping. The following guidelines will help you make sure that shopping for groceries supports a healthy and nutritious meal plan. “Knowledge in power”. Learn from the professional. 1. Don’t go to the store when you are hungry. 2. Only Shop the perimeter of the store. 3. Stick to a shopping schedule. 4. Pick a day each week to go shop. 5. Buy fresh, frozen, and canned foods. 6. Buy a variety of fruits and vegetables 7. Be cautious not to over indulge at the large discount grocery stores (i.e., Costco/Sam’s Club).
Fruits & Vegetables Purchase a variety of different in season fruits. Do not buy a lot of food Go shopping MORE OFTEN, and purchase smaller portions.Examples 1 bag chopped lettuce 4 apples 1 bag small carrots 2 pears 1 bag frozen broccoli 3 bananas 1 bag greens beans 1 Bag of grapes 2 cans vegetable soup 1 Bag of frozen blueberries 3 tomatoes 2 cans mandarin. Oranges 1 onion 4 Cans of Izzie or juice
Meats and Proteins Remember this: "If it is round or loin, then it is lean.” Choose a variety of protein sources Don’t limit yourself by choosing only one or two foods.Examples 1.25 lbs of deli meat (turkey, chicken, roast beef, ham) 1 carton of eggs, eggbeaters 1 container of 1% cottage cheese 1 lb of chicken or turkey 2 cans of beans
Carbohydrates A healthy carbohydrate is one thatisslowly converted into blood sugar, glucose and is associated with a low glycemic index rating. High levels of fiber and protein help slow down this conversion. Offering a slow and steady level of glucose in the blood stream. Resulting is less stress of vital organs that help sustain physiological homeostasis (balanced state). When looking at a food label, look for foods that have 3 grams of fiber, or more per serving, and have very little to no sugar added. Fruit and milk sugar are "Appropriate” food choices, and certainly help with developing successful long term benefits to health and fitness. Examples 1 box of High fiber cereal 1 loaf of high fiber bread 1 package of small whole wheat tortillas 1 package of High fiber crackers (AK-man, kavli, mailba toast
Milk products Look for dairy products that are: Lower in fat not necessarily NON FAT. Non fat diets will cause negative LONG TERM and sometimes SEVERE health consequences. Simply put, every cell in your body consists of a lipid bilayer, that is made from fat. This that is fundamental to the integrity and health of the cell, furthermore, over all health of the person. Example: not fat diets = bad skin, hair and nails Consume little to no added sugar.Examples 1 Gallon of skim milk 5 fat free yogurts (cascade fresh)
Fats Fat is very high in calories and needs to be limited HOWEVER: GOOD FATS (monounsaturated) ARE ESSENTIAL TO GREAT HEALTH!!! Saturated and trans fats need to be limited. Monounsaturated fat is HEALTHY and should be the main ingredient in your fat products, such as salad dressing.Examples 1 bottle of Light dressing, possible vinagrette 1 container of no trans fats margarine spread 1 bottle of canola or olive oil 1 can Pam spray
OtherOptions That Can Be Added To Meals* Bullion* Pickles* Hot sauce* Mustard* Canned peppers* Flavored teas* Flavored water* Splenda* Low sodium V8 * Garlic* Herbs* Lemon/lime* Sugar free J-E-L-L-O
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