5 Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

5 Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

Posted on 12. Apr, 2010 by in Videos

As I went to a new grocery store the other day, I noticed how easily I can get distracted with all the baked goods and junk foods (and possibly buy) if I’m not paying attention to what I’m putting in my shopping cart. I also went shopping after I my workout – big mistake! I was hungry and all the food temptations looked good to me…LOL. So, I decided to create a list of healthy grocery shopping tips that you can use so you don’t make the same mistakes I did. Make sure to watch the short video that outlines my strategies (above).

In summary, here are the tips:

  1. Plan your meals for the week including healthy snacks.
  2. Make a your list out of your meal plan and stick to it. Don’t buy anything that’s not on your list.
  3. Eat a meal or a snack before you go to the grocery store. Don’t go grocery shopping while you’re hungry.
  4. Stick to the outside aisles whenever you can. All the junk food and packaged goods are usually in the middle aisles.
  5. Read the ingredients list if you need to buy a packaged or boxed food. Watch out for sugar and saturated fat and long lists of ingredients. Too much of these ingredients and too many of them is never a good thing.

I also should’ve mentioned in the video to have someone check your receipt when you get home. Ask a friend or your personal trainer, if you have one (a personal trainer, I mean as I’m sure you have friends…lol), to keep you accountable of only buying foods that are on your list and nothing else. I hope these healthy grocery shopping tips will help you at your next trip to the supermarket!

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