I went food shopping the other day, and noticed all the crap that people buy. The majority of the time peoples bodies are a direct reflection of what is in their shopping cart. So, do me a favor and start scanning your cart!
This lady in the line in front of me, who was VERY over weight had a cart full of:
*3 types of Cookies
*Entammans Products (like they were going out of style!)
*Slim fast shakes (far from healthy…they’re actually loaded with, hydrogenated oils, and a bunch of other chemicals)
*Fat Free Rice Cakes (ok…despite so many people believing these pieces of crap are healthy…they really are nothing but pure refined starch with zero fiber, which basically breaks down immediately into sugar in your body, spiking insulin and promoting fat storage…doesn’t sound so good anymore, huh)
*Canned fruit in syrup (I guess she could do worse here…but still, why not just eat fresh whole fruit which still contains the skins, fiber, active enzymes, etc, instead of resorting to processed, canned fruit that’s been cooked and loaded with syrup)
I see she is trying to lose weight. I am also 100% sure she has “tried everything!” to lose weight, but is seeing no result.
But, you call this food shopping??? You didnt buy any food!
Just goes to show you the miseducation of the typical consumer.
My cart was full of spinach, tomatoes, eggplant, berries, walnuts, zuchinni, squash, various beans, eggs, and a couple of lbs of ground turkey. In the words of Alwyn Cosgrove, I dont say this to impress you, but to impress upon what a healthier lifestyle shopping cart should contain.
So, this brings us to Mr. ROY G. BIV – I hope you remember 4th grade Earth Science!
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. The colors of the rainbow. I have said plenty of times, over and over and over, to eat mostly vegetables to get sexy. Yes, its really that simple.
Another way to look at it is to eat as many different colors of foods as possible – The media always talks about how this vegetable is better than that fruit and so on, but in reality, just eat a variety. It keeps you from being bored, that is very important when it comes to nutrition. Some people just stagnate, and then go back to their old habits from lack of interest.
So here you have it, get it while its HOT! The ROY G. BIV CHEAT SHEET, feel free to print this out and bring it with you food shopping so you know what to put in the shopping cart so you look like a rock star and not like you are part owner of Nabisco!
THE ROY G. BIV – SUPERMARKET CHEAT SHEET
- Red Bell Pepper
- Red Chili Pepper
- Sweet Potato
- Corn on the Cob
- Yellow Peppers
Green (Oh come on now, you gotta know this one!)
- Romaine Lettuce
- Bok Choi
- Collard Greens
- Brussel Sprouts
- Honeydew Melon
- Green Pepper
Indigo (Who the hell know what color this is anyway?)
- Purple Cabbage
- Purple Onion
White (Yes, I know, not an official color of the rainbow, but Im putting it in anyway because I can!)
Just make sure your cart has a variety of colors, and your meals do as well, and you will definitely start to see a change in your body!
Oh, and just because I can –