Happy Saturday Fitfam! And happy Labor Day Weekend!! One thing I have struggled with most in the fitness world is my nutrition. Weightlifting has always came natural for me I have done it since I was in high school and I have a competitive mindset both against myself and others. But when it came to adjusting my nutrition I was continuously amazed by how much I didn’t know I loved. Below is a sample go-to grocery list for me, as long as I keep my fridge filled with at least half of this stuff then I am happily enjoying eating healthy!
Fruits (apples, pineapple, bananas, strawberries, grapes, oranges, lemons *for lemon-infused water)
Vegetables (corn, green beans, edamame, broccoli)
Grains (whole-grain protein pasta, whole-grain breads, oatmeal, potatoes, sweet potatoes)
Protein (chicken, Top Sirloin steak, Tilapia, Tuna)
Dairy (cottage cheese, 2% milk, protein milk, greek yogurt)
Snacks (Lara/Kind bars, chocolate animal crackers, almonds)
Beverages (water, green tea, lemon-infused water, water flavors)
Supplements (Cellucor amino acids, Questbars, vitamins)
Craving-Killers (dark chocolate, quaker ‘popped’, chocolate milk)
Everyone’s ideal grocery list varies but after trial-and-error you’ll slowly try new things and find that there is a good basis of nutritious foods you love. Once you get that large basis and you keep your pantry filled-eating healthy will feel natural and enjoyable.
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend-stay safe and don’t forget your fitness goals!