Grocery List for Fat Loss
Fat loss is all about being in a calorie deficit, which means eating fewer calories than you burn on a daily basis.
That number is completely individualized and looks different for everyone, depending on a list of factors, including height, weight, age, goals, activity level, etc.
So, as a general guideline to follow to ensure you're feeding your body with the best foods that are fat-loss friendly *while still remaining in a calorie deficit & not overeating*, here are 5 common food categories with lists of foods for each that are healthy and satiating.
*for all diets, choose which apply to you*
Boneless skinless chicken breast
Ground turkey *90%+ lean*
Tuna *if canned, look for light or reduced sodium*
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Clean protein powder (use as a supplement, not a main source)
Go for organic as much as possible, to avoid added chemicals, hormones, etc.
Dark leafy greens, like spinach, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, etc.
Potatoes (white & sweet)
etc...Go for what’s in-season and don’t fear the freezer…frozen veggies are great!
etc....Aim for in-season fruit as much as possible as it’s the best for taste & nutrients. Fresh or frozen are great!
etc...these are great dietary additives, but careful with portion sizes with these, as they can quickly pack on calories.
Condiments & Pantry:
Salsa *be mindful of the sodium content…goal should be no more than 200mg per serving*
Organic ketchup *get rid of that high fructose corn syrup sugar in a red bottle*
Garlic *fresh or powder*
All the spices and herbs
Chia and/or flax seeds
Unsweetened almond/cashew milk
Try to focus on getting at least 80% of your daily calories from these wholesome, nutritious foods, and the rest can come from your favorite treat foods.
Don't restrict yourself from your favorite less nutritious foods...enjoy them here & there and that's how you'll be able to maintain & sustain a healthy weight.