Shopping for Success

How to beat the supermarket splurges!

 

We’ve done it a thousand times, gone to the supermarket for 2 items, come home with 16 shopping bags, half the deli and pretty much the whole contents of aisle 7. Ok, slight exaggeration but there is no denying the supermarket is often our biggest weakness when it comes to sticking to eating for our goals.

 

As with anything, the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. So with that in mind, before you hit the supermarket, be sure to plan exactly what you are going there for, write a list, and tell yourself to stick to the plan!

Know yourself too well, and know that sticking to the plan is easier said than done when you can see those Tim Tams are on sale for half price?

 

Heres a little shopping list tip that will help you think twice before giving in to the supermarket sales and last minute splurges.

 

When writing your shopping list, divide the list into categories, one for each macro (carbs, protein, fat). This will allow you to visually see what each item is mostly made up of and it makes it easier to keep track of whether you are over indulging in a certain macro. Suddenly when that list of carbs or ‘sugary treats’ starts to increase you being to  stop and think, is that 5 minutes of flavour really worth the negative effect it will have on my goals.

 

Here are a few of my supermarket must buys that you might want to add to your shopping list.

 

PROTEIN

Chicken Breast

Turkey Breast

Turkey Mince

Kangaroo Steaks

Kangaroo Mince

Eggs

Basa Fillets

Salmon

Barramundi

Tuna

Low Fat Plain Greek Yoghurt

Fat Free Cottage Cheese

Whey Protein

Chick Peas

Black Beans

HERBS AND SPICES

Cinnamon

Tumeric

Nutmeg

Garlic

Cayenne Peper

Ginger

Basil

Dill

Rosemary

Oregano

CARBS

Steal Cut / Quick Oats

Brown Rice

Sweet Potato

Quinoa

Couscous

Lentils

Wholegrain Rice Cakes

Whole Wheat Pasta

FATS

Nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts, pecans)

Avocado

Coconut Oil

Olive Oil

Nut Butters

Flax Seed Oil

FRUIT

Apples

Papaya

Berries

Kiwi

Bananas

Grapefruit

Grapes

Mango

Oranges

Tomato

Pears

Pineapple

VEGETABLES

Broccoli

Brussle Sprouts

Green Beans

Mushrooms

Zucchini

Cauliflower

Asparagus

Squash

Celery

Capsicum

Dark Leaf Greens (Spinach, Kale)

CONDIMENTS

Honey / Agave Nector

Vinegar (Balsamic, Red Wine & Rice)

Lemon / Lime Juice

Low Sugar / Organic Tomato & BBQ sauce

Mustard

Stevia

Tabasco

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