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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Grocery Shopping for the Game

Just headed out to get my groceries before we start our big Game On Diet Healthy Challenge, and I wanted to remind you of some of the foods that are forbiden (except on your day off and your meal off)
F.L.A.B.B. (fat-loading and belly bloating) Foods
  • All fried foods
  • high-fat/processed meats
  • anything made with refined sugar (which includes sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and sucrose)
  • Anything made with white flour
  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Whole-fat Cheese
  • Cream
  • Dried Fruit/Fruit Juice
    • Common foods that contain these ingredients
      • baked goods
      • sugary breakfast cereals
      • most breakfast bars
      • cakes
      • candy
      • chocolate
      • condiments (ketchup, bbq sauce, etc.)
      • cookies
      • donuts
      • ice cream
      • pastries
      • pies
      • granola **
      • potato chips
      • french fries
      • fruit "drinks"
      • sugar-sweetened beverages
      • all soda (coke pepsi etc)*
      • all diet sodas*
      • bacon
      • fast food sandwiches and burgers
      • hot dogs
      • jerky
      • salami
      • sausage
      • bologna
      • chicken nuggets, strips, fingers
      • fish sticks
      • mayonnaise
* not options for your 100 calories a day
** not junk food bu very high calorie

Basically no sugar, no white flour.

Here are the FYT (flatten your tummy, pronounced fit) Foods that are listed on the original post click here

The shopping list recommended in the book is a nice start
  • 3 cucumbers
  • 3 bunches celery
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 lb of mushrooms
  • 2 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 bag carrots
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1 bundle asparagus
  • 2 bundles or bags of broccoli
  • 1 bag green beans
  • apples
  • bananas
  • grapefuit
  • lemons
  • oranges
  • pears
  • peaches
  • plums
  • strawberries
  • 1 bag frozen mixed berries
  • 1 package whole grain oatmeal (not instant, nothing added)
  • 1 package whole grain tortillas
  • 1 loaf whole grain bread
  • 1 package whole grain hamburger buns
  • 1 bag brown rice (not instant)
  • small bag potatoes
  • small bag sweet potatoes
  • whole grain pasta
  • canned beans
  • skinless chicken breasts
  • tuna
  • lean cut of topside sirloin
  • eggs
  • tofu
  • low-fat mozzarella sticks (string cheese)
  • low fat milk
  • non-fat greek yogurt (i did not love this, but you may)
  • low fat cottage cheese
  • avacados
  • almonds 
  • cashews
  • walnuts
  • 1 bottle flaxseed oil
  • 1 cup fresh olives
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • all natural peanut butter
  • condiments such as:
    • basil
    • dill
    • garlic
    • ginger
    • honey (real maple syrup)
    • mustard
    • pepper
    • salt
Happy Shopping.  I will be sharing recipes that I try throughout the game, and encourage you to do the same.  e-mail them to each other, or comment on the blog.  I can't wait to start!!

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