Surviving Shopping on an Empty Stomach
Monday, November 26, 2012
I know...I violated shopping rule number 1. Never go to the store hungry. Yes, I paid the price by getting even more hungry and being tempted by things I wouldn't have been bothered by if I had eaten before I went to the store. But the key point is that not only did I survive, I did not put anything into my cart that would violate my great progress to date.
What I finally did was go to the produce department, grabbed a small container of prepriced unsweetened fresh fruit pieces, opened it, and slowly ate the 1 serving container as I went through the store. By the time I got to the checkout, the container was empty (and the first thing I placed on the conveyor belt to be scanned) and my hunger was sated so I wasn't tempted in the least. The only thing I picked up from the check-out was a bottle of water for the ride home.
It would have been easier had I eaten before-hand, but I am glad I found an effective, healthy solution