Mar 31 2017
There’s a fundamental law I often quote, goes like this: If you have food in your house you will eventually eat it! Therefore, if you want to get lean and healthy, you should only keep food and drink that will help you get to where you want to be. The…
There’s a fundamental law I often quote, goes like this: If you have food in your house you will eventually eat it!
Therefore, if you want to get lean and healthy, you should only keep food and drink that will help you get to where you want to be. The rest needs to go! No excuses about how you hate wasting food, or how your partner and kids like it or how it’s for a special occasion! If it isn’t conducive to helping you reach your goals, chuck it out – or give it away. Remove the temptation!
Make a start by replacing all the bad stuff with nutritious whole foods.
Write down your favourite vegetables, fruits, lean sources of protein and whole grains.
This is your staple shopping list! Use this to go online, put these items in your favourites. Always having these foods in your kitchen will mean you can always cook a healthy meal, taking away the temptation of getting a takeaway because your fridge is empty. If you run out of food you will make bad decisions!
My Tip I like to buy some frozen fruit and veg as it lasts longer – great if you fear wasting food.
If you prefer to go into supermarket to do your shopping, always have your shopping list with you – Going in without it is a recipe for disaster, and will almost always end up with you leaving with something you don’t need! Sal likes to say “You can never go into a supermarket and just come out with a pint of milk!”
Food isn’t the only thing that may need a makeover in your kitchen, you must have the right equipment in there too! If you’re serious about eating well you must have good, clean kitchenware on hand at all times. Stepping into the kitchen knowing you have all the stuff you need to prepare a good meal will make things far easier for you! The outside world is a minefield of unhealthy food, your kitchen needs to be a safe haven for healthy eating!
Labour saving devices like food processors, peelers and a steamer can make massive time difference when preparing food, and you’ll be doing a lot of cooking! Make it easy for you, that way motivation won’t wain. Trust me, cutting tonnes of onions each week can really get on your nerves!
Here’s the plan
- Throw out all unhealthy foods in your house! All of them! – Pizzas, ice cream, processed meats, ready meals, biscuits, sweets, pasta sauces and salad dressings.
- Write a shopping list, do a weekly food shop and fill your kitchen with healthy nutritious foods! – Lean meats, eggs, fruit, veg, quinoa, rice, wholewheat pasta, oats, coconut oil, spices and seasonings for your meats.
- Get the kitchen equipment, get in the kitchen and prepare your food for the week! – Knives, pots and pans, kitchen scales, blender and most importantly Tupperware for prepared food.