Rachel Elizabeth’s Clean Grocery Shopping List

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  • Jin Kim

    Are there spe­cific times, where we should avoid cer­tain foods? For exam­ple, is it okay to eat an apple at night. Or carbs?

    • Check out the DIY MEAL PLAN I just posted for help with nutri­ent tim­ing :) http://causefitness.com/?p=930

    • Nutri­ent tim­ing is tricky. With your exam­ple of an apple (a good sugar and fibrous, but still a sugar no mat­ter how you slice it), I’d make sure you’re get­ting it at a time of day when your glyco­gen lev­els are depleted: first thing in the morn­ing (to ‘break-fast’) or pre/post work­out (I rec­om­mend post with a lean pro­tein source or whey pro­tein shake, personally). :)

  • Nutri­ent tim­ing is tricky. With your exam­ple of an apple (a good sugar and fibrous, but still a sugar no mat­ter how you slice it), I’d make sure you’re get­ting it at a time of day when your glyco­gen lev­els are depleted: first thing in the morn­ing (to ‘break-fast’) or pre/post work­out (I rec­om­mend post with a lean pro­tein source or whey pro­tein shake, personally). :)

  • Brad Christie

    How about some great meal plans/recipes using the above items? A few exam­ples of what you can cook up when you get home, or take with you for lunch would be per­fect to top the list off.

    • Thanks. I plan on it. This is a ‘soft’ launch. There is SO much more con­tent to include. I’m just not there yet. I wanted to make sure I had a site with some ‘who and what and why’ on it that I could direct peo­ple to. So stay tuned! Much more to come! :)

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  • John­berry

    Hi Rachel Eliz­a­beth — Have just become aware of your Cause Fit­ness, really like what I see. I’m try­ing to stay Vegan basi­cally to elim­i­nate poten­tial for stroke & heart attacks. I fol­low Cald­well Esselstyn’s Pre­vent & Reverse Heart Dis­ease. He was fea­tured in that Forks Over Knives doc­c­u­men­tary. I also read Joel Furman’s Eat to Live. I’m look­ing for plant based pro­tein like broc­coli, spinach. My ques­tion is, It seems that Whey for exam­ple is a bet­ter than any plant based source for rebuild­ing mus­cle. Am I wrong about this or totally con­fused. aloha

    John Berry johnberry7@live.com

    • I saw “Forks Over Knives” too and I agree that full fat meat is not heart healthy. I also agree that dairy shouldn’t be con­sumed reg­u­larly as adults. You don’t see grown cows or other ani­mals who drink milk as infants grow­ing up and STILL con­sum­ing milk, so why do we? Any­way, to address your question…yes, based on copi­ous stud­ies, whey pro­tein has been shown to be one of, if not the best pro­tein source to fuel mus­cle build­ing pro­tein syn­the­sis and tis­sue growth/repair. You can get it in lac­tose and ‘all nat­ural’ (no arti­fi­cial flavors/ingredients, organic, etc), but it is a fan­tas­tic choice for build­ing and main­tain­ing muscle.

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  • LM

    I’d be care­ful about any­thing from a can. The insides of the metal cans are lined in plas­tic resin con­tain­ing BPA that leaches into foods — espe­cially acidic ones like tomo­toes. http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/92-percent-of-canned-goods-contain-bisphenol-a.htm  Also, the EWG has listed pro­duce ranked by how much pes­ti­cides are used upon them. A google search on Pro­duce ranked by pes­ti­cide usage ought to turn up infor­ma­tion you can judge for your­self. So while a cer­tain food is clean and healthy, in the­ory, we ought to be aware of what hap­pens to them on their way to the gro­cery shelves. Avo­cado is one of the clean ones, but apples are the worst offend­ers. For­tu­nately, most of the ‘dirty’ ones could likely be eas­ily grown at home for those inter­ested in home gardening.

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  • Amanda

    This is majorly help­ful!! You’re an amaz­ing soure for infor­ma­tion & a major inspi­ra­tion! Thank you for your dedication!

  • Kwadwo Boateng

    Just used this for my stu­dent shop­ping! With some street-wise sense and some effort, get­ting your list above was a GREAT deci­sion. i’ll be sus­tained for the com­ing months! Thank you Rachel :)

  • Mor­gan Ashley

    What pre-workout do you use/recommend?

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