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The Big Numbers Game

Sunday, February 10, 2013

According to the statistics, 60% of Americans are overweight! That means that the majority of us folks are overweight! I attended a meeting yesterday with 12 women - 8 of us were overweight. There were 9 of us sitting in the doctor's office, 6 of us were overweight. I am not a statistician but I get the picture. When I went to the grocery store, I noticed there are complete aisles devoted to chips, cookies, sodas and let's not leave out the aisles devoted to ice creams and frozen desserts. Right off the top I'm thinking, those are four isles I can skip. That's significant to me, someone who doesn't like to shop. I am grateful that I have never fancied sodas. So many to choose from, yet no significant nutritional value. What a waste of time. I have come to the conclusion that the other stuff (snacks) needs to be avoided though this was not always the case. Some words of advice, never ever go to the grocery store without a list. Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean you need to buy it! I am going to continue to count the numbers: people, calories, carbs, sugars, etc. Just look around and you'll see the numbers too!
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    I always go into the store with a list. I definitely avoid the snack aisle unless purchasing popcorn. Have you ever noticed how many isles have unhealthy snack foods in them or on the end of the isles or when you are in line to buy. Lots its like the stores are out to get you. I always try to go to the store when I have just had a snack or a meal. It helps. emoticon
    2931 days ago
    Good advice!
    2945 days ago
    Another rule is not to go grocery shopping when you're hungry!
    And READ THE LABELS! Just because it says it's "natural" or "fat-free" doesn't necessarily mean it's good for you.

    Blessings on your journey to a helathy lifestyle - making every day count!
    2948 days ago
  • JANEDOE12345
    Shopping without a list means you spend more money on things that are impulse buys and less money on a planned,sensible food plan. I always have my list and a few coupons, too!
    2948 days ago
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