My typical grocery / shopping list

A few people have asked for a typical list of things that I buy when I go grocery shopping. Keep in mind, I don’t like cooking / preparing food, so almost everything I eat is “grab & go”. The great thing about flexible dieting is that you can eat whatever you want. By no means are you stuck with anyone else’s shopping or meal plans. But, here’s what I typically buy in absolute no particular order.

(Personally, I do the MacroFit approach now. For your convenience, I’ve tried to distinguish some of the food differences and substitutions for CarbX / Keto).

Remember, you can use this handy chart to print out and put on your fridge if you need a quick-reference before going shopping.

Desserts, Treats, & Snacks

  • Halo top ice cream
  • Skinny-cow ice cream treats
  • Low-fat string cheese (use regular string cheese for CarbX)
  • Turkey Pepperoni (use regular pepperoni for CarbX)
  • Combat Crunch protein bars (use Quest Bars for CarbX)
  • Chocolate rice cakes (not for CarbX)
  • Beef Jerky (non-sugar variety).
  • Quest breakfast bars
  • Dill Pickles
  • Club Soda
  • Sugar-free Jello
  • Sugar-free pudding
  • Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
  • Sugar-Free maple syrup
  • Sugar-Free Hershey’s chocolate sauce
  • Swiss-Miss Light Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Pork Rinds (CarbX only)
  • Granola Bars (Not for CarbX)


  • Canned chicken breast
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Bacon
  • Eggs and/or egg-whites
  • Steak (Tenderloin for MacroFit. Ribeye for CarbX)
  • Any and all seafood (fish, shrimp, crab, lobster)
  • Deli Sliced turkey
  • Deli Sliced chicken breast
  • Deli Sliced roast beef
  • Chobbani fat-free plain greek yogurt
  • Salmon fillets
  • Salmon patties (Salmon burgers!!!)
  • Low-fat cottage cheese (use regular cottage cheese for CarbX)
  • Ground turkey (for Turkey Burgers!!!). Use regular ground beef for CarbX.
  • GNC Total Lean protein shakes (pre-made)
  • Dymatize ISO 100 Gourmet-Chocolate protein powder

Healthy Carbs

  • Shirataki noodles
  • Broccoli… like, a LOT of broccoli
  • La Banderita low-carb tortillas
  • Mushrooms
  • Radishes
  • Cucumbers
  • Microwaveable instant brown-rice cups (Not for CarbX)
  • 9-grain whole-wheat bread (Not for CarbX)
  • Whole-grain spaghetti (Not for CarbX)
  • Whole-wheat hamburger buns (Not for CarbX)
  • Fresh strawberries (Not for CarbX)
  • Fresh bananas (to put in protein shakes) (Not for CarbX)
  • Oatmeal (Not for CarbX)

Condiments & Sweeteners

  • Sriracha sauce
  • Salsa (non-sugar variety)
  • Franks Hot Sauce
  • Franks Buffalo Sauce
  • Low-fat mayo (use regular mayo for CarbX)
  • Cheese. Lots of cheese. (Not for MacroFit).
  • Kraft fat-free shredded cheese (Not for CarbX)
  • EZ-Sweetz Splenda Sweetener Drops
  • Stevia sweetener
  • Spaghetti Sauce (non-sugar variety)
  • PBFit Peanut-Butter Powder
  • Unsweetened original almond milk
  • Salad Dressing (high-fat for CarbX.. No-fat for MacroFit)


Don’t forget, you can also eat at restaurants. (Learn how in this article).  Also, check out a complete list of chain-restaurant food items that are Weightix friendly and a list of fast-food restaurant menu items that you can fit into your meal planning.