To make meal preparation easier, you should start with all the right ingredients. Take your time during this grocery
trip and don't hesitate to read and compare labels and ingredients. You want to look for breads that are "Whole Grain,
Unbromated" NOT "Enriched Whole Grain Flour", confusing, yes, but still "Enriched". (To save a little
guesswork, I know Pepperidge Farm makes a good selection of whole grain breads)
Carefully choose fruit juices to be sure they are not high in sugar. Some frozen packed juices are closest
to fresh, choose those. Processed sugar turns directly to fat, which is why you also want to avoid "Fat Free" because
most fat free snacks will contain added sugars for taste.
Try new fruits and vegetable that you hesitated trying in the past. Look for new recipes and keep your meals exciting.
Use splashes of color with vegetables in stirfrys, salads and soups.
Consider buying a protein mix to add to dishes such as smoothies, oatmeal pancakes,
oatmeal and any other recipes that you are able to add it to. Protein keeps your muscles healthy and keeps you full
until your next meal, causing you to eat less naturally, reaching weight loss and fitness goals faster.
Protein mixes usually come in chocolate and vanilla flavors. You may want
to taste test them at your local health food store before purchasing.
See the comparison of top-fiber, high protein cereals below the shopping list.
SUGGESTED GROCERY SHOPPING LIST