If you tend to make impulse buys or just want to save money, try ignoring commercials and not reading the flyers and advertisements in magazines, newspapers and other places. When a commercial comes on while you're watching television, mute the sound or leave the room. When shopping, go directly to the item(s) you are looking for, without browsing or window shopping.
If you don't know that an item exists, you won't want it. If you don't know what you are missing, you won't miss it.
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Try to avoid eating what you see advertised on t.v.
If you're interested in decreasing the amount of over-processed foods in your diet, try this tip--avoid eating foods you see advertised on t.v. (Michael Pollen) We all know that fruits and veggies are our best choices in what to eat, but there does not seem to be enough advertising dollars to remind us of this. If you see it advertised on t.v.--from fast food to even some 'nutrition' bars, chances are it's got too much of the bad stuff in it. Try eating as much fresh food as possible.
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