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Grocery shopping is a necessary chore we must all do. There are crowds, lines, the myriad of tantalizing foods that make the grocery store an often, “not-so-favorite” place to be.

A trip to the grocery store can be devastating for one’s diet. If you’re going shopping while trying to better your health, it can be overwhelming, discouraging and burdensome to get the “right” foods on your list. If you go grocery shopping during your lunch or dinner time, you’ll more than likely end up with additional, not-so-healthy food items in your shopping cart.

If you’ve devoted to better your health and lose weight this year, chances are you have some preconceived ideas of what foods you should eat more of and which foods to limit or eliminate. You may be attempting a special diet plan or simply moderate or balance your current personal diet. Whatever is the case, you can be wondering how to walk out of the grocery store with the healthy, nutritious food you need to meet your diet and achieve your health and weight-loss goals. Below, I’ve included one of my grocery shopping lists to help give you some ideas and healthy eating inspiration. As you’ll see, healthy eating doesn’t mean the avoidance of tasty foods with fats and carbohydrates, nor is it exclusive of the occasional guilty pleasure or favorite comfort food.

You may already know that I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s. I just went shopping and thought I’d share my grocery shopping list:

Proteins:

  • Canned Albacore Tuna
  • Grass Fed Angus Beef Burgers
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Crab Meat
  • Tuna Burgers
  • Wild Caught Jumbo Sea Scallops
  • Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Fillets
  • Ahi Tuna Steaks
  • Swordfish
  • Cooked Shrimp
  • Raw Almonds (great sources of protein and good carbs and fats)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Cage-Free Eggs

Carbs:

  • Organic Quinoa
  • Stir-Fry Vegetables
  • Brown Rice
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Apples
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza (A guys got to live 😉

Fats:

  • Avocado
  • Raw Almond Butter
  • Organic Peanut Butter
  • Chunky Guacamole
  • Olive Oil

Feel free to take this list with you to the store today so you are stocked up for the week. Remember weight loss is a war and you need your bullets. Losing weight and getting that perfect body requires fuel. This fuel needs to be balanced between proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Some noticeably absent items are fruit and vegetables. These should be staples of everyone’s grocery shopping list. The fruits and vegetables that appear on your list, however, may be different than mine. These items are open to one’s preferences. The purpose of this list is to help show  that not all carbs, meats and fats are bad and should be avoided. One can still lose weight and get into better health when eating a combination of foods.

For more information on selecting the right diet and meal plan for your specific needs and goals, Anatomy 201 Fitness has certified nutrition coaches who can give you suggestions and help you be the best possible you in 2019. Additionally, our boutique fitness center and certified trainers can help boost your heart rate, jumpstart your metabolism and help your body burn off those excessive calories. For questions about our nutrition services, personal training or gym, contact us today and we’d be happy to help answer any questions you may have.

Now go get that ammo, or food, and let’s get our head focused for the week. It’s all about being prepared.

Committed to your success,

Marc