Eating better starts with shopping better. Use these tips at the grocery store, and bag a healthier future.
Before grocery shopping, write a list of the items you’ll need. At the store, stick to your list. Doing so will keep you from buying extra, unnecessary items. Use a basket instead of cart, too. This will limit room for impulse buys (plus, it’s an easy way to sneak some muscle strengthening in for your arms).
Many healthy foods are found around the store’s perimeter, like fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy. So spend most of your time around the edge of the store. In the aisles, remember to scan high and low.
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When buying packaged food, read the labels — and not just the nutrition facts. Check out the food’s ingredients, and avoid products with added sugars, fats and preservatives. Typically, the fewer the ingredients, the better. They should be easy to pronounce, too.