Friday, July 16, 2010

Shopping List

I suppose you want to see my shopping list huh?

See vitamin list in the previous post, only leave out the DHEA, it has been shown to play a role in breast cancer so just toss it. DO NOT take any vitamin on an empty stomach. Eat breakfast first otherwise you'll be nauseated possibly to the point of vomiting..not fun. Been there done that...wasted some perfectly good (and expensive) vitamins.

Cooking supplies Note: Organic is best, a bit more expensive, but still your best bet.

-Cooking Sherry
-Cooking Marsala
-Cooking Burgundy Wine
-Cooking White Wine
I LOVE cooking wines. If you decide to use them, DO NOT SALT ANYTHING ELSE
-Rosemary
-GrapeOla (cooking oil, pricey but a little goes a long long way, and it's good for you)
-High Lignan Flaxseed oil (refrigerate after opening)
-Balsamic Vinegar
-Mrs. Dash
-Old Bay (do not salt if you use it)
-Pam Cooking Spray
-Sea Salt (matter of preference here, I prefer it over regular table salt mostly because I can buy it in a grinder and take out frustrations on the poor grinder)
Ground flaxseed (I use it in pretty much everything, refrigerate after opening.)

Snackage

-Pretzels (low salt or no salt)
-Pita Chips (low salt or no salt)
-Hummus (any flavor...it's a matter of preference)
-Snap/sugar peas
-FRESH green beans
-baby carrots (a little more expensive but more fun than your average carrot)
-100 calorie snack packs (watch the fat and sodium contents!)
-Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie packs
-PNut Butter (low or no sugar or salt...if you can find the kind with flax seed in it all that much better for you)

Does anyone see chocolate in there? Ice Cream?? Well guess what? You can have it. You can purchase almost any style/flavor ice cream, snack cakes, cookies, candies in 100 calorie sizes. Just don't eat it all in one sitting or one day because that defeats the purpose.

If you have to choose between sugar or high fructose corn syrup as a main ingredient, go with sugar.

Avoid overly processed foods like sliced sandwich cheeses, puddings, most breads, pasta, chips etc...

Main meals

-Fresh mixed baby salad greens
-Fresh spinach
-Black Beans (if you buy them canned, rinse thoroughly)
-Garbanzo Beans (if you buy them canned, rinse them thoroughly)
-15 grain wholewheat bread
-Canned Tuna
-Chicken breast
-Tilapia
-Salmon
-Couscous (any kind)
-Taboule
-Jumbo Black Olives (rinsed)
-any and all fresh vegetables, fruits
-Lean cuts of beef, pork, poultry of your choice
-Sliced Portabella mushroom caps (the big ones)
-Cheddar, mozzarella, colby jack bricks of cheese (not already shredded, shredded is coated with cellulose which is bad for you)
-Eggs (I prefer organic cage free brown eggs)
-Kellogg's Special K (any flavor, I like the Cinnamon Pecan flavor)
-Avocado
-Blueberries, lots and lots of blueberries
-Raw almonds (lots and lots of raw almonds)

Drinks...All you can stand to drink
-SoBe ZERO calorie LifeWater (Has Reb A(Purevia) which is a derivative of Stevia which is a natural sweetener and erythritol a natural sugar alcohol that has little to no effect on blood sugar levels and is eliminated from the body within 24 hours. Caution: consumed in large quantities it has a laxative effect)
-Coffee (go easy on sugar, creamer)
-Tea (easy on the sugar) (Milo's uses sugar only)
-Gatorade (personally, I hate the stuff, but the kids like it)
-2% milk
-Orange Juice (go easy)
-Apple Juice (go easy)
-Lemonade (go easy)

Diet drinks with splenda and or aspartame or other artificial sweeteners have been shown to cause/increase hunger, Splenda started out life as insecticide (yummy). Aspartame has been linked to cancer. Diet drinks are also loaded with SALT/SODIUM. Still like the way that diet soda looks or tastes?????

Not so much all you can stand to drink of the following, but we certainly don't deny ourselves
-A good glass of wine
-Sangria



See, it's stuff you would buy and use all the time anyway (except maybe GrapeOla and the flaxseed items) Well, what do you do with all these things once you've bought them?

I give you menus and recipes sometime this weekend, right now, it's bedtime.

Good night all.

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