As a fitness fanatic who follows flexible dieting practices, I have the ability manage my intake and avoid binging because, while the majority of my meals come from nutrient dense foods, I am never deprived of the foods I crave — because I can simply fit them into my daily macros when those cravings hit.

 

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I am a creature of habit and have founds meals that I love to eat and can eat routinely. I’m pretty lucky in that I don’t get bored with my meals. Most of the meals I eat consist of the same foods, just in varying portions. This makes grocery shopping a breeze for me.

Here’s my typical grocery list:

PROTEIN

Chicken breasts

Liquid egg whites

Tuna packets (tuna creations come in different flavors and are perfectly portioned for a meal on-the-go)

ProSupps PS Isolate and PS Whey (you can’t find these at your local grocery store, but you can order these here – you can use my promo code LETA10 for 10% off and free shipping!)

CARBS

Old fashioned oats

Tortillas (I buy low carb, high fiber)

Rice cakes

Sweet potatoes (Alexia brand has sweet potato puffs and fries if you want a fun and quick-to-cook substitute)

Applesauce

Rice (Uncle Ben’s ready rice pouches are great)

FATS

Peanut butter

Wholy Guacamole 100-calorie cups (pre-portion makes tracking so easy!)

Raw almonds

VEGGIES

Broccoli (in frozen steamer bags because, hello, convenience)

Cauliflower (again, frozen steamer bags)

Spinach

Peppers (I buy pre-cut peppers from the produce section — again, convenience is key because it means I don’t have any excuses to not snack well)

Shredded Lettuce

FUN STUFF (for moderate indulgence)

Oreos (limited edition flavors are always top notch)

Honey Nut Cheerios (it’s my FAVORITE cereal, and there’s different flavors — Banana Nut, Chocolate, and even Multi-Grain Peanut Butter)

Quaker Popped Rice Crisps (these also come in multiple flavors, I typically crave chocolate so I buy the chocolate, but they have ranch and cheddar and more!)

Soup (I buy the light versions of most soups, because it’s a comfort food for me)

Mrs. Dash salt-free seasonings

Kernel Season’s seasonings

 

My tip is to find meals that you know you love and figure out ways to keep them interesting. I’ll be posting some of my recipes here on my website to help get your food creativity going!

Take my advice… set aside a few hours on the weekend to grocery shop and cook your food in bulk. Meal prep will make it easier to stay on track with your diet throughout the week.

Hope this helps you with your next grocery trip!

What are some of your favorite grocery buys? Let me know in the comments below!

Xo,

Leta