Monday, 14 January 2013
Cleaning out your closet......literally
Hello everyone, this is the third week in the new year(time flies right?) and another week to get it right!!! The frenzy about your new year resolution might have simmered down, don't sweat it because we should take one day at a time- no drastic measures! One should adopt a step by step approach to embracing a healthier lifestyle and dropping the pounds. One major step is to clear your cupboards and rid your house of fatting foods,snacks and drinks (yes, including the hampers). Give them out !!!
Next step- go shopping for healthier options of the things you love.
Here are some tips on shopping and some things you should have in your shopping basket, to make your diet more successful .
Healthier Shopping Tips:
-never go hungry… you will end up with all the wrong stuff in your basket!
-never buy anything labeled fat free. this only means they’ve added tons more sugar and in the end is even worse for you.
-Don’t listen to the “made with whole grain/whole wheat” labels on boxes and breads. Unless it is labeled 100%, the actual product will only contain a small percentage of whole grain/wheat product.
-Skip artificial sweeteners and try to shop for sweetened with Stevia or unsweetened and then use your own.
-If you’ve decided to “treat” yourself, don’t buy a whole package or box of cookies because after you’ve treated yourself to it, you will be left with a whole box to tempt you. Instead, buy a single serving option.
Generic Grocery List:
Veggies: Easier to buy frozen because they last longer, but fresh is fine as well
Spinach– always better fresh
Brown Rice– uncle bens instant is the easiest!
Rice cakes— the 35 calorie kind that are usually just lightly salted
Quick oats— not from the individual package
Wheat bread (if you must have bread)
beans(not baked beans o)
Peanut butter— never buy fat free watch for sodium and sugar- less than 3 grams is good
Extra lean ground turkey breast
lean ground beef but only once or twice per week
egg whites– liquid or you can crack them yourself
Almond milk unsweetened 30 calorie
greek yogurt 0% fat free no flavors because it has too much sugar
unsweetened green tea
Fat Free cottage cheese
You can get all these from Park n shop, mega plaza, goodies,spar etc.........you are welcome
Happy shopping .