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Knowledge is Power and It Starts at the Parameter of My Grocery Store

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I am very much a numbers person, which is why the Spark program is so enjoyable to me. I can see the calories consumed versus burned. I have to be careful not to estimate calories, but measure.

In the last week I have learned there are many chain restaurants like Red Robin and Jimmy John's that have interactive menus that allow me to see my exact calories after I modify my meals. I actually key in my meals into Spark before I go to the restaurant which helps me to stick to those healthy choices.

Finally, I also learned the very easy trick to shop the parameter of my grocery store where all the healthiest choices are and to shop the center isles with a purpose to avoid the processed temptations.

Good stuff!
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  • P63626
    sounds like you've got a good handle on things! Keep it up!!
    497 days ago
    That's excellent advice,i will keep that in mind next time i go grocery shopping.. emoticon emoticon
    Good luck and best wishes! emoticon
    1737 days ago
    emoticon I do the perimeter shopping trick. It really has helped me quite a bit.

    I rarely go to a restaurant without looking at their online menu, if they have one. It helps me develop a game plan before I sit down and look at some of their vast menus.

    Sometimes at restaurants I make my own meal, if I have to. I am always very nice about it and ask if they can do this or that, and most of the time, they are totally cool with it. I was a server in college, so I really try not to be difficult.

    Best wishes with your health journey! Looks like you are doing great!
    1737 days ago
    Good thinking on the grocery store. will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.
    1737 days ago
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