The Healthy Chef Shopping List
Here’s a page from my new book called 101 ways to lose weight. It’s my healthy chef shopping list with some great info on how to read food labels and what to look for in the supermarket. My list is intended as a guide and based on my favourite healthy foods I love to eat.
Buy seasonal, locally grown fruit and vegetables, as they are nutritionally better for your health and also less expensive. Shop at farmers’ markets, join a fresh food co-op or grow your own.
When in supermarkets, shop around the outside perimeter for the fresh produce. Also when shopping in the middle aisles remember to look both high and low: this is where you’ll normally find the quality and less expensive products. Most of the foods in the middle aisles are more expensive as food manufacturers have paid big bucks for premium space.
Read food labels! Just because the box says it’s healthy, gluten free or low fat, that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. ‘Green-wash’ is a term used to describe when manufacturers cash in on the health angle, marketing themselves as healthy when they actually are not. Check out the ingredients list. Many so-called diet or health foods are high in sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fat), corn syrup, dextrose, sucrose, preservatives, gums and fillers that do very little to nourish the body.
Many people have written to ask if my 101 ways to lose weight book is a recipe book – Well it’s a little more than that….My new book condenses many of the most important and essential facts about food and nutrition, in a manner that is easy to read and understand. You can then integrate the information into your daily life and to refer to it again and again as a form of inspiration.
In the book you find 101 of the most helpful tips to getting healthy and getting healthy and back on track. This covers everything from the food you eat and how to fuel your body correctly to prime it for weight loss success. It also has helpful tips on exercise strategy and the best tips, what to ask for in your health + medical check up+ my quick start 7 day menu plan with recipes to start your new healthy lifestyle.
I hope my new book will inspire you on your journey towards optimum health.