If you want to lose weight or boost your overall health, my advice is to store only healthy foods in your home.
Because if you compiled unhealthy snacks and convenience meals on hand, chances of you getting fat is higher.
Use smart grocery shopping strategies to help you resist temptation.
Learning how to shop for your health in the grocery store is the first step to succeeding with your diet plan.
Yet, most people feel lost when making the switch in their grocery routine and fall back into well-worn patterns of buying potato chips and cookies.
Follow these tips as you wander the grocery store to shop with health in mind.
1. Explore The Perimeter Of Store
Always try and stick to the perimeter of the grocery store as much as possible.
This is where you find all the fresh produce, low-fat dairy and lean meats.
2. Avoid Bakery Section
The only area you want to dodge on the outskirts is the bakery section.
Bakery food is full of empty calories from white flour, butter, hydrogenated oils and sugar.
3. Do Not Approach Processed Foods
Aisles with unhealthy snacks, sodas and packaged convenience meals like ramen and high-sodium canned goods are kept in the middle.
These are the main foods you do not want to bring into your home.
4. Always Read Food Labels
If you venture into the inner section of the grocery store, make sure you read the nutrition labels of all foods before placing them in your cart.
5. Check The Labels
Make sure the food you take home does not contain high amounts of sugar, trans fats, chemical-based ingredients and artificial sweeteners that you cannot even pronounce.
6. Be Wary Of Frozen Food Section
The frozen cases hold many items you want to avoid.
Such as ice cream, frozen pizza, pastries and high-sodium frozen meals.
7. Stock Up On Frozen Whole Foods
Pick up vegetables, fruits, fish and chicken in the frozen section for fast meal preparation.
Check ingredients to ensure what your buying is not packed with preservatives.
8. Consider Purchasing In Bulk
Bulk bins can be the most affordable place to pick up foods such as oats, nuts, dry beans, rice, seeds and spices.
9. Do Not Shop When Starving
You are far more likely to put guilty-pleasure foods into your cart when your stomach is growling.
10. Stock Up When Sales Are On
Consider purchasing in bulk when healthy pantry goods are discounted.
You can also freeze fresh produce that you buy on sale.
This way you will reduce your grocery costs while ensuring you always have healthy food on hand.
It is imperative that you are navigating the grocery store properly and thinking about every single food item you place in your cart.
If it is not in line with your diet plan, do not put into your cart as the chances of you eating are very high.
Even if buying a box of cookies for another member of your household, will you be able to resist having one or two as well?
Be honest with yourself and remove all temptations.
Stick to the most natural food products when shopping in the grocery store by visiting the produce, meat and dairy sections.
This way you will be setting yourself up for success.
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