jessie mahne
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Your new grocery list.


Note:

I am NOT an expert! The following information is based on personal experience. Please, use this advice as tips, motivation, and a foundation for yourself!

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Your diet is the number one factor in weight loss.  Almost everything involving your health depends on what/when/how you eat.

I want to introduce my theory about which foods you should eat, which foods you shouldn’t, and at what time of day you should eat them!

This could be a great grocery list for you next time you go to the store!!

1207629516-29368_fullBreads/Grains

WHEN: Personally, I TRY to keep bread and grains in the earlier hours when I eat.  Usually, the first two meals of my day will have grains of some sort, and then I start weening them off as the day goes on.

The reason I eat them earlier is because they are a good source of protein and energy due to the sugar conversion that occurs once they are in your body. Having those sugars in my body as the day winds down results in more fat storage which is obviously something I don’t want.

But! Bread and grains are PERFECT for strenuous weight training, because sugar is the #1 thing your muscles need to recover from getting their asses handed to them.  So, if I do a badass weight-training routine, I might think about having a slice of bread with Smart Balance peanut butter on it… oh my God, that sounds great…

WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:

Multigrain bread, crackers, and chips p92167b

Nature Valley granola bars (AWESOME & fun for dipping in yogurt!!!) and Nature’s Path organic granola — there are A LOT of flavors with these!!

La Tortilla low carb/high fiber tortilla shells

Birds Eye Steamfresh brown rice

0001450001280_215X215Kashi, Fiber One, or whole grain cereals

WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT EXCESSIVELY EAT:

White bread, crackers, and chips

Flour tortillas

“kid” cereals

chicken breast-recipesProtein

WHEN: To me, protein is great any time.  Its what your muscles need to develop and if your body doesn’t use it, it doesn’t store it!

Protein is most important for before and after workouts however.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:

Chicken breast

Tenderloin and sirloin steaksmartbalancepeanutbutter-740942

Fish

Lean ham

Turkey

Almonds, cashews, and walnuts

Egg whites

Smart Balance Peanut Butter with Omega-3’s

soyjoyProtein shakes (whey, soy, probolic)

Soy products

WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT EXCESSIVELY EAT:

Fatty meats, like ribeye steak, sausages, and bacon

Processed lunch meats

Breaded chicken

More than a handful of peanuts

“Regular” peanut butter

070808104257-largeDairy

WHEN: Dairy products are also a great source of protein and vitamins, and can for the most part, be eaten at anytime.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:

Low fat/fat free cottage cheese

Low fat/fat free milk

Dannon Light & Fit yogurt

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fat-free cheeses

Smart Balance olive oil butter

WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT EXCESSIVELY EAT:

Whole milk, Vitamin D milk, cream

Ice cream

mixed vegetablesVegetables

WHEN: Veggies are good anytime/anyplace.  They are packed with fiber and vitamins and BARELY have any affect on your caloric intake.  There’s some myth about negative calories existing (meaning that the food you eat actually takes more calories to digest than they actually contain), and vegetables are one of them.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:

All veggies are good for you!! 😀  Some are better than others (sugar content), but for the most part, there isn’t a bad vegetable out there!

Californian_Fruit_SaladFruits

WHEN: Like the bread/grains, fruit should be consumed earlier rather than later due to the natural sugars in the fruit.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EAT:

Like vegetables, all fruits are good! Once again, some are better than others.

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5 Responses to “Your new grocery list.”

  1. Just curious about your thoughts on vegetarian, and especially vegan diets. I’ve been both– am now the latter– and the ADA recently came out with a study that said either diet can be healthy for any stage of life, if appropriately planned.
    Many people have misconceptions about veganism, so I’m wondering what your thoughts on it are, from the perspective of a health/nutrition blogger. 🙂

    • Hi Meghan!

      Oh man! This is a topic of debate that gets me fired up for sure!

      To go straight to the point, I don’t agree with any form of veganism mostly because it doesn’t exist. Let me show you why:

      veganism (n): a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.

      Foods derived from animals:
      Fungi (n): a taxonomic kingdom, or in some classification schemes a division of the kingdom Plantae, comprising all the fungus groups and sometimes also the slime molds.
      Some examples of fungi products are yeast (leavened & unleavened bread), moldy cheeses (blue, gorgonzola cheese), penicillin/amoxicillan, fermented foods (miso, shoyu, tofu, and tempeh), alcohol, mushrooms…

      Meat
      Anything with cholesterol, collagen, chloride, estrogen (SOY!!!), gelatin, amino acids (a NECESSITY for any sort of development!!), and sodium

      Dairy
      I am not going to insult you with a list of dairy products.

      What a vegan eats:
      Vegetables.
      Water.
      Carbonated drinks.
      Juices.
      That’s it. You can’t even have croutons on your salad.

      Long story short, people do NOT realize that EVERYTHING except plants is derived from animals. And I mean EVERYTHING. You can’t even have a beer, a shot, or a glass of wine if you are truly vegan due to the yeast involved during the process of fermenting the ingredients. Also, you can’t even have soy, because its PACKED with estrogen. If anything, just be vegetarian so you can continue having fun with your friends.

      Please, present your rebuttal.

      • oh btw, I made my comment separate instead of actually clicking the “reply” button… didn’t know if you saw it or not. 😛

  2. Haha alright.

    Well the first point I’d like to make is that most vegans realize that while we can never be truly %100 vegan (because sometimes we may unknowingly consume something that came from an animal, and many THINGS we use daily aren’t free of animal-product), we strive to remove as much of it as possible, and that is the most important part of being vegan.

    The reasons for being vegan differ, though. Some are religious, some are for health (sort of where your opinion would come in), and probably most for ethical reasons. As I mentioned earlier, I was vegetarian for a year, and went vegan (or as much as I can– no meat, plus no dairy or eggs) because I did not want to support the cruelty of the factory farming industry.

    Anyway…

    I’ve heard about the yeast thing before, and I really don’t quite understand that, as I don’t see yeast as an animal… or coming from an animal. Could you explain that one?
    … I did a little reading on fungis, and apparently it is in its own kingdom, apart from animals and plants. This is not really enough reason for me to avoid eating or using fungi products, as I know that animals suffer, but plants, and fungi, do not.

    As far as I know, soy does not have estrogen in it… it does, however, contain phytoestrogens. “Phytoestrogens, sometimes called “dietary estrogens”, are a diverse group of naturally occurring non steroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with estradiol (17-β-estradiol), have the ability to cause estrogenic or/and antiestrogenic effects.[1]” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytoestrogen)

    As for amino acids:
    “Eight amino acids are generally regarded as essential for humans: phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, and lysine.[3]” and “It is not necessary to consume plant foods containing complete proteins as long as a reasonably varied diet is maintained. By consuming a wide variety of plant foods, a full set of essential amino acids will be supplied and the human body can convert the amino acids into proteins.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essential_amino_acid)
    also:
    “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.” (http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/advocacy_933_ENU_HTML.htm)

    What’s in dairy that I can’t get from plants or supplements?

    What a vegan eats:
    fruits
    vegetables
    grains/grasses
    pulses/legumes (beans)
    nuts

    I’m done 🙂

  3. hımmmmmm onu ben de yiyebilirmiyimmmm:):)


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