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Old 05-19-2008, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Height:
385 lb
Start Weight:
184 lb
Current Weight:
185 lb
Goal Weight:
201 lb
Weight Loss:
-1 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
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Just a Long Re-post (from my past on other boards)-
But may have some useful info for some here who’ve not seen it.
Maybe.

Pass on by if not………..

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The Grocery List!

I see questions about "What to Eat?"
And people talking about not being able to resist
Certain items at home.

Here’s a "WFM" – (worked for me?)
Take it or forget it.

It’s mainly "Food Choices."
**(and these are for the 4 to 6 month-plus "SOLID" choices)
A Way to get veggies and Fiber back in your life along with protein-
Very important-

Its Hard to resist eating something at home-
When no one is around or if you are just in the mood for a snack.

But it’s Easy to resist items in the middle of a Crowded Grocery Store.
So, I’ve kept the "Food Choice" activity
IN the grocery store, and Out of my home.

(example- It’s easier to Not Pull into a Shop and Buy Cigarettes
Than it is to Not Pull one from the pack sitting in your pocket.)
Yes?

When I shop for groceries, here are some of the items
That I buy Nearly Every Time. My "staples."

*PROTEIN/MEATS-
Chicken breasts,
(Skinned and de-boned. Pricier but worth it in time.)
Fish, -
(Tilapia, Catfish, Salmon, Shrimp, Tuna, etc…
Usually fresh or frozen)
Tofu,
(Extra-Firm)
Textured Vegetable Protein,
("Health-food" section)
Deli Sliced Roast Turkey,

*The MAYBES- depending on sale prices-
Maybe a little Sausage-
(Sweet or Hot Italian every other grocery trip)
Maybe Center Cut Pork Chops,
Maybe Laura Lean Ground Sirloin,
Maybe some Deli Meat for antipasto,
Frozen or Fresh Turkey Breast (when on sale)

*VEGGIES/PRODUCE AREA-
Peppers, (a lot!) (I eat these nearly Every Day)
(Red, Green, Yellow, Jalepenos, Banana peppers, etc..)
Onions, (Green Onions/Scallions, Red, Yellow)
Celery, Turnips!!
Fresh Bean Sprouts,
Little "prepped" Carrots,
Radishes (when available)
Spaghetti Squash,
Fresh Mushrooms,
(Portobello, Chanterelle, Enoki, Shiitake, Cremini, etc…)
Pre-Washed-Prepped Salad,
Roma Tomatoes, (a lot)
Broccoli,
Fresh Green Beans,
Zucchini and Squash,
Cabbage, (Red, Green, or Napa/Chinese)
Berries of some sort,
(Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries)
Apples, (I eat an Apple a Day or close)
Lemons, Limes,
Un-Salted Produce Packed Nuts,
(Raw Almonds, Walnuts)

I’ll also pick up one Produce "special" item each trip such as
Fennel, Eggplant, Bok Choy, Asparagus, etc…

Hummmmm? No Potatoes?

*CANNED AISLES-
Diced Tomatoes, (With Italian Spices, Mexican Spices, or Rotel with Peppers)
No Sugar Added Tomato Sauce,
Tomato Paste,
Beans,
(Pinto, No-Fat Re-fried, Butter Beans, Red Beans, Black, etc…)
Albacore White Tuna in Water,
No Sugar Added Peanut Butter,

*FROZEN FOODS-
Little Nibblet corn on the cob
Zucchini and Squash, (if not available fresh)

*DAIRY-
Eggs (a lot. Like "Cool-Hand-Luke" Bet - A lot!)
Carb Countdown Dairy Beverage, (Low Fat)
Carb Control Yogurt,
Cottage Cheese, (Reduced Fat)
Skim milk,
Cheese, (Lower-fat and normal- All Kinds)
Low-Fat Sour Cream

*MISC-
Olive Oil,
Maybe – Kalamata Olives
(from the deli section, my true guilty pleasure)
Total Protein Cereal, (or some low-carb-high-protein cereal)
Spices, (at least one new or fresh herb each week)
Sugar-Free Popsicycles (still love them from my start of Post-Op)
Mission "No Carb" Tortillas,
FlatOutBread-the Best! - http://www.flatoutbread.com/movie.html
Diet V8 Splash, (Love It!)
Starbuck’s De-Caf Sumatran Coffee,
Slimfast Low-Carb Chocolate Royale or Vanilla Cream Shakes
(I put a splash in my coffee, Yum and high protein)

AND THAT’S MOSTLY IT!
And now and then some "staples" such as-
Ezekial Sprouted Grain Bread, (For the Family, I have it maybe once a week)
Corn Meal, Flax Seeds, Canola Oil,
Textured Vegetable Protein, Steel-cut Oats,
Low-Fat Canola Mayo, etc…
I’ll pick those up.

Yes, on occasion, I’ll pick up something "special"
For when guests are coming,
Like the makings for a SF Banana Pudding,
or SF Low Carb Baking stuff,
But those are for "Special ‘Planned’ Events" not just ‘the usual.’

But Notice the general lack
Of Processed Starch in this grocery list.

I get my Carbs, sure, but mostly through Veggies, and Fruit
Rather than Potatoes, Breads, Noodles, Rice, etc…
No Pretzels, Chips, sweets, etc…
Not a bunch of "Faux-Sweets."
No "SF-Ice-Cream, SF Cookies, ‘Baked’ Chips,
No Thin-Crust Low-Carb Pizza,
(not a lot of "Less Healthy Choices" dressed up in –
"Lite-or Re-duced Calorie" versions.)
Also a low incidence of Butter, Margarine, Crisco, etc…
Canola and Olive Oil rule in the kitchen.

Also Notice the high concentration of
Non-Processed Produce.
Very Good for you!
Not only the fiber to keep "Regular,"
But, I try to eat one "color"
From Each Phyto-Nutrient Group every day.
Red Peppers or tomatoes, (Lycopene)
Purple cabbage or Blueberries, (anthocyanin has anti-cancer properties)
Deep greens of salad greens,( Isothiocyanates/thiocyanates, Strong Antioxidants)
Yellow/orange from Carrots, Squash, etc (lutein, beta carotene, etc…)

I Try to get in all
Of the possible Phytochemicals each day.
Push the nutrients- "Food is Fuel, not a reward or treat"
So go for the highest Quality Fuel!
Yes?

I also buy in very small quantities.
Just a bit of each fresh item
So that nothing "goes bad" before I can use it.

By taking one Meat/Protein, and preparing it
With at least 2 veggies,
Limit to one canned or dairy item,
Recipes are a breeze and depending on the spices used
You can have an endless variety of meals.
(I Love Bob’s passed on quote-
"Spices are proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.")

I cook a lot, but when out of town for my work,
I follow the "protein first rule" when eating out.
By the time I finish the piece of fish or chicken,
I’m usually full before I can get in much or anything else.

At home, it’s far easier. I Just eat what’s in the house!

I tend to keep some sort of
Cucumber/tomato/onion/pepper salad combo
ready in the fridge, along with some Ostrim,
or Poached chicken breast.

If there is stuff all ready and waiting,
it's easier to just grab it, than to linger over
"what will I make to eat?"
All of that standing and staring into the fridge is short-circuited by a fridge full of "Good Stuff" to eat already prepped.

This is a lot of babble, but for those out there having difficulty Avoiding High-Carb/Calorie, Low Nutrition Foods, --This has helped me,
And become ROUTINE enough so I’m not constantly
Facing "Food Choice Issues."
I don’t have to Think about it, I just follow my habits.

That’s what got me Obese to start with, Habitual Eating,
rather than Consciously Choosing each Item I put in my mouth, So I figured it was a fairly effective Course of Action
For Habitually eating Healthy Choices as well.

Yes, Now that I’m beyond 4 1/2 years out,
On OCCASION, I eat Noodles, Potatoes, etc…
But because I have set up New Habits in eating,
It always is a very conscience choice rather than just a constant.
When Not Thinking about it, I usually just eat Low-Carb/Cal foods that are packed with nutrition.

For those looking for the easy simple idea-?
Just shop the "Outer Aisles" of the grocery store.
This way you’ll hit
FRESH PRODUCE, DAIRY, MEAT/FISH
But not the processed canned stuff.
Yes?

Try it and see.

Stick to the perimeter!!
It works.

This has made getting to and staying at a normal BMI
Easy for ME.

Hope this helps some-
I’m sure that others will have "Go To" Choices as well that work for them.

Best Wishes-
Dx

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Old 05-19-2008, 06:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Height:
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Start Weight:
239 lb
Current Weight:
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Goal Weight:
83 lb
Weight Loss:
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07/2008
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WOW!!!!! I'll say it again ,wow. that is quite a way to shop. I like it, TKS> for posting. Kathy
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Goal Weight:
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Muy Bueno! Thanks for that!
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Start Date:
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Height:
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Start Weight:
210 lb
Current Weight:
170 lb
Goal Weight:
77 lb
Weight Loss:
40 lb
Lb Left to Lose:
26.8292682927 %
% Lost:
August 2009
Goal Date:

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42.3778617937
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That is quite the list of items, now the only problem that I have is thinking of what to make. Thanks for the list I will copy it and keep it handy.
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A very good and tried and true list.
Thank you!!
I am going to stick this so it doesn't get lost along the way.
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Current Weight:
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51 lb
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You make a lot of sense. I try to follow a lot of these rules too although I do fall into some "traps" that I have had to make healthy as much as possible. I'm hung up on cottage cheese, but like it sweet. I add 1T of Polaners fruit spread and 1/2 cup blueberries and maybe 1t Splenda. I also get protein from chocolate pudding, sf of course and made with ff milk. Still, I wonder if these are good choices since it's sort of an "old habit". Any thoughts? On the plus side, no cookies, cakes, ice creams and almost no breads, rice, pasta. I have had maybe 10 slices of whole grain bread in the last 10 months. The carbs I get are from fruits, vegs, milk!, & oatmeal, primarily.
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Current Weight:
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Thank you very much...much needed list
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Start Weight:
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Current Weight:
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Ooooo I love your idea of adding slimfast shakes to your coffee. I'm going to try that.

Yep, I read the tip about shopping only the outside walls of the grocery store in a diet book once and it is so true. Everything "good" is on the outside aisles. I try to stay with the outside walls and only duck down a center aisle when I have to get something like coffee, canned veggies or TP.
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Height:
316 lb
Start Weight:
206 lb
Current Weight:
180 lb
Goal Weight:
110 lb
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26 lb
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7/09
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Wonderful List!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks For Sharing!!

Thanks Doc For Keeping It Handy................

We All Need References Sometimes!!!!!

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Height:
244 lb
Start Weight:
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Current Weight:
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Dec. 31, 07
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Great list. I read it very carefully, and was patting myself on the back... The Grocery List I buy a lot of already. The only weakness I have that I would love to learn to lower the caloric/fat is Mexican food and pizza.
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