We find ourselves juggling the hectic schedule of work, kids, errands and our personal times. We are being left with short time after the time being subtracted by daily commitments. Where do we find our time to prepare the list for food shopping using easy healthy recipes? The short time is our scarcity commodity that we budget the time carefully for optimal planning.
How can we be in charge of our demanding schedule? The secret is to make a weekly meal plans. After a weekly meals are set and we formulate a list. Making list help you prevent from making an impulsive buying. The list will help you maneuver through the aisle like a breeze. Your plan are more organized than those who enter the grocery unprepared may end up buy unnecessary things and do not even have a weekly meal set.
What you need to know to avoid putting on the list:
1. products that contain partially hydrogenated oil and trans fatty acids
2. Filled with high fructose corn syrup
3. Processed food such as white bread or bleached flour
4. Pre-packaged food
5. fried food
6. caloric drink
The partially hydrogenated oil is banned in Europe because it is responsible for cause cholesterol level increasing. The process is removing the essential fat acid known as omega 3, 6, & 9 that are good benefits for heart. The high fructose corn syrup is added to food to enhance the taste. It is leading reason in causing the obesity problem. The processed food strip aways the vitamin and minerals to make it more edible. The pre-packaged food are filled with sugar and sodium which are unnecessary. The fried food and caloric drinks are filled with partially hydrogenated oil / trans fatty acids and high fructose corn syrup.
What you must have on your list:
1. seasonal fruits and vegetable
2. low to medium glycemic index in carbohydrate
3. lean meat
4. food rich in Omega 3, 6, & 9
It is best to shop for vegetables and fruits that are in season. Food being in season is grow according to the Nature Mother's schedule that bestowed with vitamins and minerals at its best. Organic fruits and vegetables is a plus since it is free of chemicals put by the farmer to prevent the insects and weeds problems. The vegetables and fruits harvested during the season taste better than the genetically produces.
You should look for meat that has been grass-fed because the animal who eat grass is high in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is known to speed the weight loss. Go for white meat since it is low in calories and fat and high in protein. Avoid dark meat much as you can. Eat meat that is 90% fat free or have the fat cut away. You should seek for animal that was raised free-range because it is free of chemical.
Coffee and tea are good as long no addition is made expect for honey or artificial sweetener. Diet soda is okay, but you will be better off drink 100 percent fruit juice. Be considerate of 100% fruit juice caloric intake. Please do drink alcohol moderately at maximum two per day. Alcohol is known for suppress the fat burning capabilities.
It is handful to have a list of staple food that are automate on the list. It make the planning at ease. Make sure the staple food is consist of low to medium glycemic index (1-69) in carbohydrate, fibrous vegetables, seasonal fruits, omega 3, 6, & 9, and good number of fish, skinless white meat and lean red meat. Be diversified as it can be in order to get variety healthy benefit from food much as it can. Variety food also promote thermic effect in metabolism burning. It does make your cooking a pleasant too.
Be arsenal with food list for the prepared menus and you will find yourself with better control of your personal finances and schedule. Small change in menu planning can make a huge impact on health. Being organized is also a healthy benefit because you are less stress and in control of your life. It is always wonderful to be able to prepare a wonderful meal that bring the family together. Always shopping with criterion established in order to prevent paralysis by analysis and your life will be much easier. Stewart Turcotte said it at his best, "People who fail to plan, plan to fail".