You want to eat better, right? That's why I'm sharing my easy and often budget-friendly tips on how to eat healthfully. This is the first blog post in the series.
Did you know that the path you follow in the grocery store could help you eat right and avoid weight gain?
Take a look at your shopping list:
Now think about where those items are located in your supermarket. Are they along the edges of the store, or are they deep in the labyrinthine aisles?
Chances are, the unhealthier foods on your list are in the middle aisles, which are filled with tempting processed and packaged foods. The healthy, whole foods are usually located around the perimeter of the store.
Stick to the edges of the store, and stick to your healthy eating plan.
Dairy, bread, produce and meats/seafood are usually located along the outside of the store. Load up on those healthy staples, bypass the middle aisles and you'll rarely be faced with the temptation of 16 varieties of potato chips and a dozen kinds of cake mixes.
Here are some tips to help:
Touring only a portion of the grocery store on each visit might make you feel like you're forgetting something, but after a few trips, you'll consider those middle aisles--and all their tempting junk food--a no man's land!
Do you avoid the middle aisles of the grocery store? Will you now? How do you resist temptations at the grocery store?