With a macro-based plan, instead of being limited by exactly what you can eat and how much, you have a daily goal for grams of protein, fat, and carbs. Hit these daily goals and you're golden.
With a grocery list to boot!
Pick up a small, decent loaf of bread (or a few rolls) and a small, decent wedge of cheese. If there is any money left over
Take it from this Italian gal -- the same one who loves pasta, bread, polenta, carbs, chocolate, dessert and pizza -- when you embrace a healthy and clean eating lifestyle food, diet, exercise), you and your entire family will actually feel fuller -- that is, full of life, love, health and joy.
At least once or twice a week, I go food shopping. While you might imagine me pushing a cart through the aisles of a grocery store, these weekly trips actually take place in my dining hall.