Health food store and grocery list

For a permanent weight loss, shopping at the health food store is your key for success.

Health food store shopping will be an easier experience and you will likely bring home healthier foods.
With a grocery list in hand, you won’t be as likely to make impulse purchases. You can copy or print out this healthy grocery list or you can make your own.

Here’s What to Include on Your Healthy Grocery List

  • Fresh vegetables and fruits should make up the largest part of your healthy foods grocery list. Vegetables and fruits have vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and they are usually low in calories. We all need at least 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruits every day. Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables that everyone in your family will enjoy.
  • Most of your grain and cereal products should be made from whole grains, not from refined flours. This part of your list includes whole grain breads, whole grain pastas, and whole grain breakfast cereals. Whole grains are important for vitamins, minerals, and for fiber, which is often lacking in modern diets. Read labels to look for 100% whole-grain or 100% whole-wheat to be sure you are getting whole grain products.
  • Your protein and meat choices should consist mostly of wild caught fish, organic poultry and grass fed meats. Organic eggs, nuts, seeds and legumes are also good protein choices. Choose fresh and frozen unbreaded meats and fish. Avoid breaded, deep-fried convenience foods that you put in the oven. They are high in bad fats and sodium.
  • Beverages should be kept simple. Filtered water and herbal teas are  good choices.
  • Dairy products should include low-fat milk, greek yogurt and goat cheese.
  • Be careful with dressings, cooking oils and condiments. They are sneaky sources of refined sugar and poor quality oils. Read labels to choose dressings made with olive oil, coconut oil or walnut oil. Choose low-fat mayonnaise for your sandwiches and choose organic coconut oil for cooking.
  • Frozen foods are a convenient way to keep vegetables on hand. These can be convenient and healthy if you choose low fat versions with good portion sizes. Read labels and chose frozen foods wisely. Avoid frozen pizzas, pocket-sandwiches, deep-fried appetizers, and breaded foods.
  • Look for low-sodium soups, vegetables and sauces. Avoid high-fat gravies and high-calorie foods like canned spaghetti and ravioli products.
  • For sandwiches, choose peanut butter or other nut butters, low-fat turkey slices or sliced roast beef. Avoid processed lunch meats, sausages ( some in whole food are good) and hot dogs.
  • Don’t load up on high calorie treats and desserts. Choose fresh fruits, healthy nuts, seeds, Sami crackers for snacks, and a piece of dark chocolate.

A good lifestyle personal trainer will take you to Whole foods and will teach you how to buy healthy products.

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