Throughout this post I will list of food that I have separated into different categories of good and foods to avoid. This list shows which foods have helped me achieve my body goals. Not everything that has worked for me will absolutely work for you, but by changing your lifestyle to eating whole foods can and will work. I typically rely on my own experiences as well as trial and error when it comes to choosing the right foods. It is crucial for me to listen to my body. Understanding which foods work best for me when trying to lose fat and have energy is important for achieving my fitness goals!

Trust me...

I am aware that organic, fancy, grass-fed products are expensive. When it comes to the quality of my food, I personally make sure I budget my money to properly fuel myself with the best food. After all, the best thing I can spend my money on (when it comes to physically bettering myself) is the food I eat. With that being said, there are plenty of ways to be extremely cost-efficient when eating the way I do.


 

Protein

Quality Options:

  • Grass-fed Beef

  • Lamb

  • Wild Caught Salmon

  • Pork

  • Uncured Bacon

  • Chicken/Turkey

  • Eggs

  • Fish

Avoid:

  • "Farm Raised" Seafood

  • Factory-farmed Eggs (non-cage free)

  • ANY and ALL "Soy Protein" Products

  • Tofu

Veggies/Fruits

Quality Options:

  • Avocado

  • Olives

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • Collards

  • Kale

  • Cooked Spinach

  • Asparagus

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Cauliflower

  • Celery

  • Cucumber

  • Dark Lettuce

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Artichoke

  • Green Beans

  • Summer Squash

  • Zucchini

  • Blackberries

  • Blueberries

  • Strawberries

  • Lemon

  • Lime

  • Grapefruit

  • Oranges

  • Raspberries

  • Apples

  • Tomatoes

Avoid:

  • Canned Fruit

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Dried Fruit

   Nuts/Legumes

Quality Options:

  • Almonds

  • Brazil Nuts

  • Cashews

  • Macadamia Nuts

  • Pecans

  • Pine Nuts

  • Pistachios

  • Walnuts

  • Chestnuts

  • Sprouted Legumes

Avoid:

  • Peanuts (There are better options)

  • Soy Nuts

  • Corn Nuts

 

Dairy

Quality Options:

  • Organic, Grass-fed Butter

  • Ghee (clarified revision of butter, which is completely lactose free)

  • Full-fat Dairy Products (milk, Kefir, heavy cream)

  • Full-fat Heavy Whipping Cream

Avoid:

  • Skim Milk

  • Low Fat ANYTHING (these companies take out the natural fat in the product because people are afraid of fat and replace it with sugar. WHAT!?)

Sweeteners

(I only use these when I am baking a healthy sweets)

Quality Options:

  • Xylitol

  • Stevia (all natural sweetener, no chemicals)

  • Raw Honey

  • Erythritol

  • Monk Fruit Sweetner

Bad:

  • Brown Sugar

  • White Sugar (table sugar)

  • Honey

  • Agave Syrup (don't be fooled by it's "natural sounding" name)

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (CHECK your LABELS!)

  • Aspartame disguised as:

    • NutraSweet

    • Sucralose

    • Splenda