04 . 2019
I am frequently asked what my weekly grocery list encompasses. The best way to demonstrate this is to show what I buy in bulk (usually on a monthly basis) versus the foods I buy weekly (usually fresh produce). I’ve also gone a step further and provided an ‘on a budget plant-based/vegan grocery list’.
THE MAIN FOOD GROUPS TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE STOCKING YOUR FRIDGE AND PANTRY WITH AND THE SUGGESTED SERVING PER DAY:
For 99% of people, if you consume the above and then get the below 2-3 supplements, you are ensuring optimal nutrition allowing your body to thrive on a plant-based diet.
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TYPICAL FOODS I HAVE IN MY OWN FRIDGE & PANTRY:
(The list is split into foods I buy in Bulk and usually last over 1 month and foods I buy Fresh weekly):
Q: I am an athlete, I am pregnant, or I am wanting to lose weight, how do I adjust this shopping list?
These are my recommended foods and food groups for everyone. Your personal circumstances and particular goals will dictate the amount of food you purchase, what meals you prep, how many people you are providing for and how frequently you eat. If you have certain dietary considerations (such as celiac or allergies) you can of course avoid certain foods. If pregnant please consult your doctor regarding supplements.
The best thing about the above foods is that the majority of foods are accessible to everyone and are far cheaper than buying meat, fish, etc. If you look for bulk supply stores nearby, you can save per day by stocking up on these foods as they will be cheaper per kilogram. When you begin eating like this, it’s natural for your body to take some time to adjust – take your time there is no need to rush this process.
Over the first month transitioning to a plant-focused diet, your gut bacteria will begin to go through its own transformation. This is a super positive process so if you notice your stomach rumbles/gurgles or if you notice bloating, please remember this is completely normal as you are introducing your body to something entirely new and it takes time to settle. In time your system would have developed new gut bacteria, you will not look back and with the consumption of all the wholefoods listed above you will be eating a diverse plant-based diet, full of nutrients that will allow your body to thrive.
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