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I Lost 40 Pounds in 1 Month and This is My Grocery List

You might be surprised by how many types of food she adds to her cart. 

So, you want to lose weight. What should you fill your cart with at the grocery store to achieve your goals? Keisha (@kickweightwithkeisha) is a diet and fitness influencer who has lost 100 pounds "naturally" – simply by changing her approach to eating and exercising. In one of her viral videos, she takes her followers on a shopping trip with her, revealing the types of foods she stocked up on, all part of "how I lost 40 pounds in just one month," she says. "This is a grocery list that we're starting off with." Here is everything she buys – and what she skips out on, with a comment from a registered nurse


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She starts off her shopping list with protein, which is "eggs, three or four different types of meats, and your protein shake, low in sugar, low in net carbs, high in protein," she explains. 

Low Carb Veggies


Next up, veggies. "So low carb vegetables are going to consist of things like lettuce, kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, cabbage, asparagus, cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, okra," she continues. 

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Healthy Fats


Next up, fats. "Fats are going to consist of things like avocados, olive oil, avocado oil, butter, sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and cheese," she says. 


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When it comes to drinks, Keisha doesn't have to buy a lot. "Now, the only thing that I drank, water, tea, and coffee," she reveals. 



She doesn't buy any sugar. "Okay, if you're going to do sugar for your tea and your coffee, you want to do a natural sugar substitute, which are things like Stevia, monk, fruit, Truvia," she says. 

Subs in Moderation

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In terms of substitutes, "you could do Greek yogurt. Yes, you could do cream cheese. Yes, you can do cottage cheese. Yes, you can do carrots. But in moderation," she notes. This also applies to squash and peanuts. 

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RDN Weighs In


The Body Network asked The Diet Diva, Tara Collingwood, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD/N, ACSM-CPT, a Board Certified Sports Dietitian, for her thoughts on Keisha's shopping list. "This shopping list is basically just vegetables and various sources of protein with some sources of fat. Where is the fruit? Where are the whole grains?" she questions. Overall, she notes that her diet appears very low in carbs and high in protein and fat. "The veggies are super healthy and I encourage eating as many as you would like, but I also would recommend adding more carbs to get additional nutrients," she says. "If a diet is too low in carbs you can get low energy and potentially also lose muscle mass because the body is using protein and fat for energy when there are way too few carbs in the diet." 

💪🔥Body Booster: When grocery shopping make sure you are grabbing items from every category, ranging from protein and healthy fats to fiber and other nutrients. 

Leah Groth
Leah Groth has decades of experience covering all things health, wellness and fitness related. Read more