Today's post is all about grocery shopping guys!
I'm not going to lie to you about the fact that grocery shopping for bodybuilding can get expensive! They call this a lifestyle for a reason…
The post covers what I would typically eat for one day.
Keep in mind that I am currently about 220 lbs and pretty lean. And I am not trying to gain right now, just maintain.
Anyway, your individual needs may vary a bit from mine.
I'm 35 years old. And if I was younger, I would probably be eating a little dirtier!
John Doe's Grocery List
Ground Turkey (1.3 lbs gets me two meals – you lose .3 lbs when you cook it, don't forget that)
Protein Bars (For a quick on-the-go post workout meal)
Sweet Potatoes or White Potatoes (about 8 oz of potatoes three times/day for me)
Frozen Broccoli (1 standard sized bag is enough for a day)
Tuna in Water (it's protein!)
Salsa (I still use condiments even when I'm dieting!)
And last but not least… Coke Zero! (when you're dieting, sometimes you just really need something with some flavor to it!). I also like flavored Perrier water.
Here is an example of a typical day of meals for me:
Meal #1: 1 cup of oats, 4 whole eggs
Meal #2: protein shake, 8 oz of potatoes
Meal #3: 8 oz of ground turkey, 8 oz of potatoes or another carb source
Meal #4: protein shake, 6 – 8 oz of potatoes
Meal #5: 8 oz of ground turkey, a cup of oats
Meal #6: some whole eggs or another protein shake
And that's it for the day!
As you can see I am spending over $30 a day to maintain my physique. Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can do this for only 50 bucks a week!
The most expensive part of bodybuilding is the grocery bill!
It's not the steroids, it's not the supplements, it's the grocery bill.
And if you're committed to getting results, you're going to have to find a way to drop the cash for the food you need.
Until next time guys, diet hard!