The Performance Grocery Cart

When it comes to the bulk of your daily caloric intake, real food rules. Hence, the following tips for effective grocery shopping, grappling with the glycemic index, and grabbing fast food on the go.

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Recovery Foods: Snacks we like after a good butt-kicking
 • turkey sandwhich on whole grain bread
 • bagel with cream cheese
 • graham crackers cottage cheese
 • 16 oz. skim milk with 5 tbsp. sugar
 • soy milk
 • natural peanut butter and jelly on sourdough
 • non-fat yogurt with Grape-Nuts
 • water crackers and bean dip
 • Cheerios with skim milk and raisins

Supermarket Suprises: Processed foods that work
 • Pop-Tarts
 • Nabisco Air Crisps
 • Chex Mix
 • Nuti-grain Cereal Bars
 • Quaker Fruit amd oatmeal Cereal Bars
 • Toaster Bagel Shoppe bagels
 • Gina Italian Village Cheese Ravioli
 • Carnation Instant Breakfast
 • Healthy Choice microwave Popcorn
 • Nilla Wafers (reduced fat)

From the Drive-up Window: Fast, but still food
 • Wendy's baked potato (light on the cheese)
 • Arby's Light Roast Chicken Sandwich
 • Wendy's Chili
 • McDonald's Vanilla Shake
 • Taco Bell Chicken Soft Tacos
 • Taco Bell Beans and Rice

GI Favorites: How blood sugar can help you
Selecting foods based on thier glycemic-index rating isn't as hard as it may seem (remember, you're eating high on the GI scale right after yourworkout and then tapering to low-GI foods later in the day and before your next workout.) Below, a few suggestions, according to general GI category.

High:
 • baked potato
 • watermelon
 • pineapple
 • rice cakes
 • raisins
 • waffles
 • baguette
 • Rice Chex
 • Beets
 • Black bean soup
 • Couscous
 • Angel-food cake
 • Gnocchi
 • Croissants
 • Grapenuts
 • Stoned wheat thins
 • Orange soda
 • Taco shells
 • Melba toast
 • Cream of Wheat
 • Life Savers
 • Fruit leather
 • Bagels
 • Kaiser rolls
 • Corn chips
 • Bread stuffing
 • Cheerios
 • Graham crackers
 • French fries
 • Donuts
 • Waffles
 • Vanilla wafers
 • Rice cakes
 • Jelly beans
 • Pretzels
 • Rice Krispies
 • Cornflakes
 • Dates
 • Tofu frozen dessert

Moderate:
 • bananas
 • orange juice
 • oatmeal cookies
 • cheese tortelinni
 • sweet corn
 • popcorn
 • pita bread
 • Sweet potatoes
 • Sponge cake
 • Grapes
 • Instant noodles
 • Peas
 • Mixed grain bread
 • Baked beans
 • Oatmeal
 • Carrots
 • Jams and marmalades
 • Kiwifruit
 • Pound cake
 • Special K
 • Potato chips
 • Oat bran
 • Rice (brown, wild and white)
 • Muesli
 • Mango
 • Fresh apricots
 • Mini-Wheats
 • Honey
 • Cheese pizza
 • Ice cream
 • Split pea soup
 • Hamburger bun

Low:
 • apples
 • grapefruit
 • black beans
 • chocolate milk (low-fat)
 • pasta
 • nuts and seeds
 • Sweetened low fat yogurt
 • Rice Bran
 • Cherries
 • Grapefruits
 • Sausages
 • Kidney beans
 • Green lentils
 • Black beans
 • Soy milk
 • Dried apricots
 • Milk (skim, 4% and chocolate)
 • Peanut M&Ms
 • Nutella spread
 • Pears
 • Apples
 • Tomato soup
 • Corn tortillas
 • Fish sticks
 • Plums
 • Pinto beans
 • All Bran Cereal
 • Meat-filled ravioli, durum, meat filled
 • Snickers Bar
 • Apple juice
 • Peaches

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