Groceries for Getting Ripped

As we all know, nutrition plays a huge role in getting a lean, muscular body, or having peak levels of energy for training and competition. In terms of body composition, it probably plays the biggest role of any of the factors involved in getting ripped.

There’s so much info out there on nutrition it can be really, really confusing to the average person who doesn’t study the topic for a living. The magazines tell you about new ‘power foods’ every month, while the newspapers and radio always has something to say about a new study from some university teaching us why a certain vitamin or mineral is crucial to our health.

There’s so many experts and so much conflicting information it often paralyzes people so that they just do what they’ve always done, and go nowhere.

So where do you start?

It’s simple – the grocery store. That’s where it all starts.

Whatever food you buy will get eaten – it’s that simple.

So what do you buy at the store? Here’s a pic from my recent trip:


Here’s exactly what I bought:


  • 1 pkg of pork back ribs
  • 1 pkg of boneless, skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 pkg of sausages (no nitrates/nitrites, which are preservatives)
  • 1 pkg of marinating beef steaks
  • 1 dozen free range omega-3 eggs


  • 5 bananas
  • 2 pkgs of blackberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 celery
  • 1 pkg mushrooms

I’ll probably eat everything on this list over the next 5-6 days. Some of the staples that I’ll eat that I didn’t have to buy include steel cut oats, organic whole plain yogurt, natural peanut butter, and brown rice pasta.

If it’s in your fridge or cupboards, it’s going to get eaten. So clear out the junk and fill it with good stuff like on this list, then you’ll be forced to eat it, which will give you high levels of energy for training, keep you healthy, and help you shed unwanted fat.

Eric Wong

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11 years ago

the foods there are my kind of foods. it cant get any healthier than that…or could it?