Grocery Shopping is something we all do weekly. I feel like a Nascar racer when I do grocery shopping these days because I know what I need and that's what I get. So many people wonder what foods to get, how I plan meals, and how to even stick to a budget.
Well here you go. It's your lucky day because I am going to give you some excellent tips on navigating the grocery store and getting in and out with all your food on a budget !
First off plan ahead of time for your shopping adventure. Nothing is worse than going in for a "few things" and coming out with a full cart of foods that you still don't know what do to with.
Keep your time short. Give yourself a time constraint. The faster you shop, the less likely you will be standing there deciding over what do get.
Look at the labels you are not familiar with and put it done if you see any of these three things:high-fructose corn syrup, enriched anything and hydrogenated oils. Also, do not be fulled by the words "all natural" and "organic" these are catch phrases that companies use to sell more products. Know what you are eating and know how to read a food label.
Stay on the outside of the store and ignore the dessert, candy, alcohol and snack aisles if you can! Ice cream and cookies will NOT help you toward your goals.
You need to be eating some carbs. Stock up on the ones that are full of healthy nutrients to keep your body fueled up. Try to stick to old-fashioned oats, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, cream of rice and bananas are also great!
Now before you leave the store to checkout, do a quick cart check. If I was standing behind you would you feel confident enough to show me what is in it? Start to see your food as fuel and not as comfort when your sad. This will start to make your mind-food-body connection worth the time you put into the gym.