What does your grocery list look like?

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    May 13, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    Hi RJ'ers icon_biggrin.gif

    I'm looking to improve my body shape with some weight training. I realize that in order to do this successfully I need to change my diet, and not temporarily, permanently.

    Those of you who successfully manage to stay strong lean, can I ask what your grocery list looks like in terms of the food you buy? What snacks do you eat and are there any nutrition tips that you can offer?

    I'm quite serious about changing my life in this regard and would appreciate it IMMENSELY if you helped. I can think of no one better to ask than those who manage to get it right

    Soooo... PRETTY PLEASE?? icon_wink.gif
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    May 13, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    Think about shopping around the outside isles of the grocery store. In the isles are chips, candy, canned food, and generally unhealthy stuff. On the outside you have fish, nuts, steak, eggs, fruit, and vegetables. Of course there are exceptions (like tuna).

    I can't really afford too much food so I'm forced to stay in my weight range. But I think something like this could help:

    Eggs
    Fish
    Steak
    Beans
    Nuts
    Tuna
    Chicken
    Fruits
    Veggies

    You get the deal icon_smile.gif! Hope that helps, brother. Best of luck on your journey! You have all of RJ here to support you! I highly recommend starting some type of training log to measure your improvement!
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    May 17, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Some things I get at a grocery store on a regular basis:

    Kale
    Dandelion
    Broccoli
    Celery
    Quinoa
    Turkey
    Chicken
    Egg whites/Eggs
    Almonds/Brazil nuts/other nuts
    Cottage cheese (nonfat, simply bc I like the taste better)
    yogurt (natural/greek)

    What is your typical diet like now?



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    May 17, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Eggs
    Fish
    Chicken Bread
    Tuna
    Frozen Vegetables
    Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges
    Water
    Canned Beans
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 17, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    lean meats, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh and frozen fruit for smoothies. spices, onions, garlic, and crushed red peppers. i also buy can tomatoes. i like them better than fresh tomatoes. occasionally a muffin falls in my shopping cart.
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    May 17, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    Double quarter pounder with cheese, super-sized fries, and a diet coke.
  • Montague

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    May 17, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidDouble quarter pounder with cheese, super-sized fries, and a diet coke.

    Oheckyeah
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 17, 2012 6:46 PM GMT
    I'm pretty careful about what I buy and also the price. A higher price doesn't translate into "better quality" (sometimes it does). When you go shopping, evaluate the alternatives to the specific food you are buying. Sometimes only trail and error will yield info on quality. Read all labels, even ask questions if you can find someone whos knowledgable.
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    May 17, 2012 6:48 PM GMT

    Fish
    Tuna
    Chicken Patties
    Bananas - for mixing in the tuna icon_surprised.gif
    Fresh vegs - tomatoes, greens, lettuce
    Bread - depending on how I feel
    Canned Chicken
    Eggplants - In Trinidad it's called Bigan and we usually roast it with garlic and peppers etc, taste really good.


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    May 17, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    Jewcy said
    Fish
    Tuna
    Chicken Patties
    Bananas - for mixing in the tuna icon_surprised.gif
    Fresh vegs - tomatoes, greens, lettuce
    Bread - depending on how I feel
    Canned Chicken
    Eggplants - In Trinidad it's called Bigan and we usually roast it with garlic and peppers etc, taste really good.





    Ohhh I buy EGGS too, cant live without that
  • Lincsbear

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    May 17, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    Whole grain starches.

    Lean meat, fish, dairy.

    Beans, pulses, legumes, nuts.

    Lots of fruits/juice and vegetables.

    And some 'treats' like ice cream, cheesecake, pizza, chocolate
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    May 17, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Ground Turkey
    Rotisserie Chicken - i'm way too lazy to cook chicken breast, and my cooking skills are bad so it always ends up way too dry or undercooked :
    Quinoa
    Chicken Broth
    Onions
    Garlic
    Oranges
    Lemons
    Basil
    Cantaloupe
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    May 17, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    I rarely vary from this list:

    eggs
    pasteurized liquid egg whites
    whey protein isolate
    steel cut oatmeal
    flaxseed
    chia seed
    raw almonds
    raisins
    strawberries
    various fresh greens/ingredients for typical daily smoothies (kale, broccoli florets, spinach, collard greens, celery, dandelion, carrots, ginger, frozen blueberries, bananas plus apples or pomegranates)
    chicken breasts
    salmon filets
    ground turkey breast
    ground chicken breast
    brown basmati rice
    quinoa
    brown rice pasta (occasionally)
    Ezekial whole grain tortillas
    avocado
    Greek yogurt (occasionally)
    black beans
    lentils
    bulk bags of frozen organic mixed vegetables
    sweet potato
    low sodium organic chicken broth
    various root vegetables for stews (parsnips, turnips, yucca, onions, leeks, scallions etc.)
    natural apple sauce
    Arctic Zero ice cream (150 calories per PINT)

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    May 18, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Quinoa
    Tuna fillets canned
    fresh tuna steaks
    Chicken Mince Organic
    Low fat beef mince
    Eggs
    Vege's Organic
    Brown rice
    V8 juice
    Spinach
    Bananas
    bacon
    Chicken stock
    Tomatoes, carrots, celery
    Almond milk
    Oat milk
    Mixed unsalted nuts
    Baked beans
    Lentils, Chick peas
    Gluten free pasta
    Oats
    Coffee beans
    pretty much the same every week
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    May 18, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    I'm a very Spartan eater:

    Veggie burgers, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, soy milk, green tea, apples, peanut butter, oatmeal.
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    May 18, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    Coffee
    Eggs
    Low Fat Cheese
    Pistachios
    Milk
    Greek Yogurt
    Apples
    Grapefruit
    Watermelon (in summer)
    Blueberries (in summer)
    Honeydew Melon (in summer)
    Romaine Lettuce
    Grape Tomatoes
    Red Peppers
    Sweet Potatoes
    Rye Bread
    Deli Turkey Meat
    Thin Sliced Boneless Chicken Breast
    Ground Turkey Meat
    Diet Green Iced Tea
    Hot Sauce
    Brown Rice
    Horseradish Sauce
    Cottage Cheese
    Peanut Butter
    Frosted Mini Wheats
    occasional splurge of Ben and Jerrys
    Turkey Bacon
    Frozen Veggies
    Canned Chicken
    Canned Tuna
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    May 18, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    onaquest saidLaughing Cow Cheese Wedges

    Oh, you bitch.
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    May 18, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    Basically avoid the white stuff - flour / sugar / rice
    Brown rice is ok, Quinoa is better. Avoid bread & pasta if you can.
    Meats, Veg and some fruit is the way to go. If you want to get super lean avoid the fruit.
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    May 18, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Hmm, I am on a six-month business trip so haven't bought groceries for a while. I'll have to think about it:
    generic Cheerios
    orange juice
    cranberry juice
    yogurt
    bananas
    bread
    Laura Scudder peanut butter
    jelly or jam or preserves
    Engish muffins if on sale
    bread
    Miracle Whip Lite
    lunch meats, usually turkey-based
    burritos
    fish, tuna and fillets
    fruit
    pasta
    1% homo milk
    a cookie if I went to the gym that day icon_cool.gif
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    May 18, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    egg
    lots of milk
    natto
    cabbage
    vodka
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    May 18, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    The foods I buy have already been listed so I'll just add a couple of points that helped me:

    never shop when you are hungry or too tired to cook

    eat lots of salads but experiment a bit and avoid Kraft-type dressings with "hidden" calories. I personally prefer virgin olive oil and it's actually good for you (in reasonable doses).

    throw out junk food in your cupboard if you have it otherwise you'll eat it because "it's there and it would be a waste not too"

    switch to skim milk if you haven't already (I went from 3% homogenized so moved to 2% then 1% first).

    Eat lots of fish and go for leaner cuts of meat.

    watch the meat size; if it's bigger than your palm it's probably way too much. Fill up on salad

    Really cut down on drinking pop/soda as much as you can.

    Read the food labels! .
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    May 19, 2012 8:12 PM GMT
    You guys are all the best! Thanks so much! icon_biggrin.gif
    Will definitely amend my list with you suggestions and advice!
    Again, thanks EVERYONE
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    May 19, 2012 8:25 PM GMT
    tons of veggies and fruits; nuts, lentils, oats, quinoa, rice, milk, (natural) peanut butter, whole grain breads, chicken, seafood (especially wild sockeye salmon), eggs, plenty of spices and herbs to flavour everything with; oh ya and lots of tea haha
    various other things too - depends what I'm in the mood for icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 19, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    lots of vegetables... loads of em.. and tons of spices... then to a lesser extent fruits and carbs and dairy.. and then even less meats, very little meat actually, I think I eat meat/fish once to twice a week, i eat a lot more eggs
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    May 19, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    Toaster Strudels
    Pop Tarts
    Crunch Berries
    Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
    Whole Milk
    Rib Eye Steaks
    CPK frozen pizzas
    10 Gallons of Arrowhead water
    Doritos
    Wavy Lays potato chips
    Boston cream donuts
    Chocolate chip cookies
    Cheesecake