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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.

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  • v PIMPINELLAN50
    That's excellent advice,i will keep that in mind next time i go grocery shopping.. emoticon emoticon
    Good luck and best wishes! emoticon
    1138 days ago
  • v TXPATRIOT
    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!
    1138 days ago
  • v SHARONCAPPS
    Good thinking on the grocery store. will have to try that. Thanks for sharing.
    1138 days ago
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