We have all heard not to grocery shop when hungry. Let me add another. Learned the hard way that you shouldn't grocery shop when sleepy either. I ended up not paying attention to what I was buying. I ended up with a lot of junk that I put directly into my mouth when I got home.
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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
When I go grocery shopping, I am surprised by the kinds of foods I don't buy anymore. Ice cream, chips, soda. I see them in other shopping carts & wonder why people are wasting their nutrition dollars on junk when they could have yogurt, oranges, and lemon water instead. My tastes HAVE changed!
How have you changed your grocery shopping habits?
Every Sunday night I like to make a list of all the stuff I will eat for the next 7 days by browsing spark receipes and staying within budget I go to the store with an exact list of everything I need, I dont stray from the list which helps me avoid buying unhealthy fooda that I dont need.
Also never go shopping hungry, that way you avoid impulses even more
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