Getting Lean Starts In Your Shopping Trolley

Have you heard the saying you can’t out train a bad diet?  Health and fitness isn’t just about what we do in the gym, but what we do out of the gym.  Think about it, most people train 3 – 5 times a week, but they eat 28 times a week (assuming we have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack!). Nutrition is a big part of the equation!

Another thing we know about Nutrition is that at some point  you will eat everything that is in your cupboard!

So taking these two simple facts – it’s safe to say that the success of your Health and Fitness Journey starts in your shopping Trolley!

You might be asking yourself right now – but Cheongy, all I want is a diet plan, just tell me what meals I need to eat and I’ll do it! The reason we don’t provide diet plans at CrossFit U – is that it just isn’t sustainable. They may work for 6 weeks, but after 6 weeks, what will you do? Keep getting more diet plans? Instead we’d rather educate you, and teach you how to create a relationship with your food, and how you can take responsibility for the things that go in your body.

As I said before, your goals start with your shopping trolley – So below I’ve included a super foods shopping list.  If you’re new to healthy eating, try to stay strictly to the foods we’ve advised – don ‘t worry though as you improve with and get more comfortable with healthy eating, you can begin to experiment and broaden your shopping basket!

If you want, we’ve also included a link to a 90 minute Healthy Eating workshop ,run by Lizzy Marsh. It’s an amazing workshop that will jump start your journey of healthy eating.

See you in class!


 Super Foods Shopping List

Lean red meat (grass-fed preferred)
Eggs (omega-3 and cage free preferred)
Plain Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or coconut milk yogurt
Protein supplements (whey, milk or plant protein sources)

Smart Carbohydrates
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower)
Mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)

Health Fats
Raw, unsalted mixed nuts (a variety including pecans, walnuts, cashews, brazil nuts, etc.)
Olive oil (extra virgin)
Fish oil (salmon, anchovy, menhaden, krill) or algae oil
Flax seeds (ground)