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Try to avoid refined foods. Shop the fresh parameters of the grocery store. The freshest foods are all around the outside of the store. There are very few things that you need to eat in the inner isles.
When shopping the stores on the inner parameters, notice the sugar content on labels. Aim for 4 grams or less per serving. This awareness will help you stay the course on choosing cleaner foods with less imitation flavorings and strange unnatural ingredients. It's an eye opener for sure.
This is a good lifestyle improvement for all of us striving to live healthy and cleaner-- not just for diabetics anymore. When you minimize sugar,you wean yourself from some of your food habits and you'll soon see a change in you.
My DW and I would faithfully make lists of what we needed when we went shopping. About 75% of the time, the list remained on the table. We started using the NOTE function on our cell phones when we thought of something we needed. Since we "don't leave home without it", we never have to guess when
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