100 Club Basics
1 What foods should I buy?
Remember, if you don’t have junk in the house, you can’t eat it!
If all you have is healthy nutritious foods around the house, you’re forced to make smart choices. Basically, it all starts with buying the right foods to avoid temptation when you do your food shop. Now these are just some of my personal preferences, but perhaps they will give you some good ideas that you’ll enjoy too.
Some of these will be obvious healthy choices, such as fruits and veggies… however, others on these page I think will surprise you!
Let’s start with the fridge. Each week, try to make sure you’ve loaded up with lots of varieties of fresh vegetables. During the growing season, try only to buy local produce, but obviously in winter, resort to the produce at the grocery store. Make sure you have plenty of vegetables like onions, courgettes, spinach, fresh mushrooms, red peppers, broccoli, etc. to use in morning eggs. Or chop up some lean chicken or turkey, along with some hard or goat cheeses (preferably organic grass-fed when you can find them).
By the way we’re talking about whole eggs, NOT egg whites. Always remember that the yolk is the most nutritious and nutrient dense part of the egg, so only eating egg whites is like throwing away the best part… and no, it’s NOT bad for you because of the cholesterol… whole eggs actually raise your GOOD cholesterol. Try to get free range organic eggs for the best quality.
Coconut milk is another fridge staple. Use it to mix in with smoothies, or yoghurt. Coconut milk adds a rich, creamy taste to lots of dishes, but it’s also full of healthy saturated fats. Yes, you heard right… I said healthy saturated fats! …Healthy saturated fats contain lauric acid, which is vitally important for your immune system.
If the idea of healthy saturated fats is foreign to you, you need to discover the role of fats in your diet. In the 80’s fats were painted as the ‘bad guy’ in weight control. You may still be following a ‘low’ fat diet… you may still think that th low fat is is a healthy choice? That belief may be why you are STILL o a diet!!