Favorite Groceries

All of the grocery items listed are organic. I prefer to organic food because it tastes better, has more nutrients, and has less chemicals. Organic food is more expensive, but if you are transitioning from a lifestyle of eating at restaurants often, excessive meals, and frequent snacking, you will have plenty of opportunity to save money all while purchasing the highest quality and best tasting foods.

Meat

Try to eat flesh of the overall animal instead of just certain parts like lean protein. Eat the protein, fat, and even include organ meat such as beef liver. Always eat meat from animals which ate their own natural diet.

Preferred

Other

  • Pork
  • Chicken – please eat the skin and dark meat as well… not just chicken breast.
  • Turkey
  • Pole and line caught Tuna

The majority of our meat is purchased from a local online farmer’s market known as the Clemson Area Food Exchange. You might be surprised to find an independent online farmer’s market in your area or perhaps through LocallyGrown.net. Specifically, we purchase beef liver, beef, chicken, and pork from local farms.

It is difficult to get high quality fresh seafood in my area, so I often resort to these excellent canned options: Salmon, Tuna.

Eggs

  • Free Range Chicken Eggs

Fruit

  • Lemon/Lime – I season almost all my meals with the juice squeezed from lemon or lime to the tune of 1/4 – 1/2 a lemon per day / per person

Remember: if you have excess fat to lose, fruit is not a great option because of the high insulin response most fruits trigger. Insulin is like a fat storage hormone. When insulin is low, fat in your body can be used for fuel. When Insulin is high, body fat cannot be used for fuel and excess energy from the food you consumed will be stored as fat.

  • Berries (blueberry, blackberry, strawberry) – Please avoid altogether for most days and limit to 1/2 cup on days you choose to consume berries.

“Vegetables”

  • Mushrooms
  • Avocado (how to always have ripe avocados)
  • Baby Spinach
  • Broccoli – Often frozen for convenience
  • Green Beans – Often frozen for convenience
  • Zucchini
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Green Onions
  • Olives
  • Cauliflower – Often frozen for convenience
  • Carrots

Seasonings

If you don’t like vegetables, it is very possible that you would love them once you put the right seasoning on it. Salt and Butter make every vegetable taste delicious.

Added Fat

  • Coconut Oil
  • Grass Fed Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado Oil

Please stay far away from imitation butter products or vegetable oil. Only use the fats on the list. If it is inexpensiveness, commonly available, and not on the above list, you can rest assured it is very bad for you.

Nuts

I suggest avoiding nuts for the most part. I don’t recommend snacking and nuts are a common processed (shelled, roasted, salted) snack food. I can eat a whole can of nuts and be ready for the next can without it ever satisfying. To put in in perspective, eating a small can of nuts which is around 2200 calories would be no problem. However, eating the same amount of calories in hard-boiled eggs would be an almost impossible 28 eggs.

Nuts in moderation are not bad for you so they can be a great way to add flavor or texture to a dish. However, the processed nature and incomplete protein within leave a food which is unsatisfying and yet delicious… a terrible combination.

  • Peanut Butter – I add a small amount of peanut butter to coconut oil for a carrot or berry dipping sauce as a treat consumed in moderation

Drinks

Adult humans shouldn’t be drinking anything except spring water. Avoid, soda, juice, milk, etc.

  • Spring Water
  • Other Resources

    Check out Quick Guide with Sample Meal for more details on how and why I eat certain foods and a cooking video.

    Check out my complete grocery list to learn more about all the various foods I buy.