So I’m going to post this one a little early cause I’m going grocery shopping tonight.
So we found all the hidden sugars in our life and we rid ourselves of them. We know what to avoid and look for! Some stuff is easy like Starbucks or frozen waffles. Sugars lurk in diet foods added with other names by manufacturers that know that food with zero fat tastes crappy.
Now we replace the products we tossed away.
Like cereal? Replace it with a whole grain with little to no added sugars. Add a sliced banana to sweeten it or berries.
Instead of candy or cookies buy nuts or raw veggies and hummus.
Replace sweet yogurt with greek or plain.
Look for plain versions of the foods you like and sweeten them with as much natural stuff as you can.
No sugar oatmeal.
Instead of a protein bar put peanut butter on whole-grain crackers.
Stick to ice cold water or un-sweetened iced tea with mint or raspberries.
Shop the perimeter of the grocery store as much as possible. Think about the general layout of a grocery store: The outside is home to fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, dairy products, and whole grain breads and the inside aisles are stocked with cookies, chips, soda, fruit juice, cake mixes, and other processed foods. Spend most of your time on the outside and only go down the inner aisles for specific products, like whole-grain pasta.
Don’t shop on an empty stomach and always make a list and stick to it. Hungry shopping leads to impulse buys. Meal planning is tricky.
For me I am sticking to a few select menu options.
Eggs with veggies for breakfast
Whole wheat crackers and peanut butter as a snack
Lunch wrap using either tuna or tilapia
Chicken and veggies for dinner or a pasta and veggies for dinner depending on how I feel.
No juice or sodas.