I could give up grocery shopping, but I am not a quitter.
Grocery shopping from your grocery list will guide you to buying the foods you actually need, and will cut down the number of those tempting snacks and such that you have around the house, and you will save a bunch of money while doing so!
“There are 600 shopping carts at the grocery store, and I keep picking the one with the front wheel that likes to pirouette like a ballerina on speed.”
The foods that are usually kept around the perimeter of the grocery store, are mostly fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy, and whole grain breads. These types of foods are what you have to focus on during your weight loss program. Pre-packaged and processed foods are mostly kept in the inner aisles, which you should possibly avoid wondering down.
When you are trying to lose pounds and when you are sticking to a weight loss program, your regular grocery shopping trips can feel like walking into a huge land of temptation. There are some easy ways to figure out what isles you should actually be going into and some that you should be avoiding. Try these tips below, to smarter grocery shopping this week, and I guarantee you will most likely learn very quick on how to pick up the foods that help you with your weight loss success.
When you create your grocery list, it is a really good idea to estimate how much your grocery shopping trip will cost. Make sure you bring cash, and leave your debit card and credit card at home. If you bring just enough to pay for the items that you really need, you won’t need to use willpower to leave those tasty and tempting foods at the store. This is an awesome way to save money!
When you are very hungry, starving especially, NEVER go grocery shopping! You could spend hundreds of dollars, which is very unhealthy – the worst thing that you can do when trying to lose weight! So make sure you eat before you go so that seeing and smelling of the foods aren’t so tempting.
Does anyone else get road rage from pushing a cart through a grocery store… Or is it just me?..
Sometimes the stores you do your grocery shopping at make offers that you can never or are so hard to resist. For example, “buy one gallon of ice cream and get the second one free.” When figuring out a bargain, be sure to ask yourself whether you really want to gain a few pounds or if you are just better off saving a few dollars. Think to yourself, do you really need two gallons of icecream at home in your freezer? I don’t think so. And neither should you.
Sometimes junk foods randomly find there way into your house because friends or family members ask for them or because you’re just simply entertaining guests. If they request several flavors of candies or ice cream, buy the one you like least. You will be less tempted to eat it. Or better yet, don’t buy junk food at all, and replace it with a fruit or veggie tray. Those are better anyways.
Even if a wrapper tells you that the food has no added sugar, or if it’s fat free, it still may contain sugar and tons of calories. Make sure to always check the nutrition labels for calorie content while grocery shopping to stay with the weight loss program.