What are your store cupboard essentials?

Running out of food in the house is a problem if you want to lose weight because it means you will go to buy food on an empty stomach without planning what you eat, and so you’ll be more likely to buy the wrong food types – you know the ones.

In addition to this you may well get a snack to ‘fill a gap’, but as we all know, this probably isn’t the best food for your goal either.

Store Cupboard Essentials – What To Stock Up On

The below five items may not be the best of the best, but more of a great item to keep in stock that will keep, for those days when the cupboard really is bare.


If you always have eggs should always be able to make yourself a nutritionally responsible meal. Scrambled eggs, a savory omelet, poached eggs, a mushroom omelet. Eggs are such a great food source you should never be without them.

Fresh or Frozen berries

Mixed with seeds or nuts

Onions and Garlic

Onions and garlic instantly make food more interesting, and form the basis of so many dishes.

Frozen Vegetables

Stick a couple of bags of your favourite frozen veggies in the freezer, and you’ll never be caught short. Fresh is best though.

Nuts & Seeds

These can be used raw or toasted, and can be added to almost anything. Toasted pumpkin seeds make a great alternative to croutons on soup.

So, there you have it. These foods are not bad at all, and easy to stock up on. They will help you make better  food choices and prevent you from going hunger-shopping, and likely to relapse into poor eating habits. So, stay stocked up!

If you’re looking to get started on your weight loss journey, there are several things you could do right now. Start with a win. Something you can achieve. I would recommend developing weight loss skills with this free cheat sheet below this article. You might also be interested in joining my nutrition coaching members area.

Have fun and enjoy the process of losing weight and improving your health and body composition one habit at a time.


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