Healthy Grocery Shopping
How often do you go shopping with a set list only to come home with more things than you planned. Grocery shopping can be a challenge, it’s designed that way so you buy more. Here are a few tips that should help with your healthy grocery shopping.
Healthy Grocery Shopping
Healthy choices start with healthy food which, you guessed it, comes from healthy grocery shopping. Healthy meals, snacks and drinks can be a challenge, if you start off with the wrong ingredients. Food labels can be complicated and very often deliberately misleading. But with a little savvy shopping, you can make choices that will help you gain control step by step.
Like everything we do at BodMinSou, healthy grocery shopping is not going to come immediately, after all you always buy certain products. And the store can often move these, so you shop a little more. Over time if you buy products that rot, yep, the ones that are perishable and go bad, you will be off to a great start.
Follow our few tips below and hopefully your next shopping trip will be a little easier.
Grocery Shopping Tips
Make a shopping list
Create a list of ingredients and products you want to buy ahead of time, ideally at home before you go. Commit to buying only what’s on your list.
Don’t shop hungry
Make sure not to go shopping when hungry. Shop after you’ve eaten…even if it’s just a snack to tide you over until you get home.
It’s going to be hard to make healthy decisions if you’re hungry, your basket will be full of all the wrong things before you even know it.
Skip some aisles
Try skipping the grocery store aisles that don’t contain items on your shopping list. It’s the job of the store to make you buy more, avoid aisles you don’t need to visit.
Read food labels
Reading the food label tells you a lot about what your buying. Choose products with a relatively short ingredient list. The ingredients at the start are the ones that have the highest % in the product, if sugar is in the top 4 this will be a high calorie product. Try to look for whole grain (low sugar) products and ignore misleading grain claims.
Did you know that the average trip to the grocery store can burn up to 400 calories? Try an extra trip around the store, use a shopping basket for small loads, and when you’re done take your shopping trolley back into the store instead of leaving it in the parking lot.
Where To Next
If you are only starting out, have a look at our FREE online programs below. These will help you to get started and we will personally give you the support, advice and knowledge to eat, cook and live healthier. No nonsense diets, just healthy living! Give us a try.