I always find that if I go to the store on an empty stomach, I'm waaay more likely to pick up my favorite binge foods and plop them in my cart. Eat a healthy snack or meal prior to shopping and you'll be more motivated to make smart decisions.
As an added benefit, you'll also likely save money from putting back the cookies and snacks!
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when shopping always take a list - whether its grocery shopping or clothing or whatever a list helps to eliminate those impulse buys that zap our budgets.
Taking a list keeps you to a scedule as well - keeping you on target of where in the store you need to be. Wondering around aimlessly leads to all kind of purchases that you have no intension of getting therefore spending money that is outside your budget. Make the list according to need not want!
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