A person can only start eating healthy if they know how to properly shop for the right kind of foods. What you put in your shopping cart is directly associated with what you put in your body. We all have to grocery shop and many of us don’t like to do it but knowing the proper foods and what brands to buy can make your shopping experience much more manageable.
To help you out in your shopping endeavors, here is a simple list of guidelines to consider when pushing that buggy around the grocery store:
- Never, ever shop on an empty stomach. Its Psychology 101! Shopping in a store surrounded by tempting foods and drinks on an empty stomach can only pose detrimental to your healthy shopping experience. Travel to the store either in the morning after breakfast or in the evening after you just ate dinner and your stomach is full.
- Never purchase canned vegetables, fruits and even meats (tuna, salmon, and chicken) packaged in oil or syrup. Always look for products that are packaged in water. This will eliminate the excess calories and oil the food has absorbed after being packaged and processed in the can.
- Never purchase any products containing ingredients labeled: “partially hydrogenated” or “hydrogenated.” These ingredients usually in the form of vegetable oil or soybean oil are chemically modified ingredients that basically alter the molecular structure of the oil causing a better preservative capacity but creating harmful foods for your body. These ingredients are sneaky and because they don’t say “fat” they are looked over but an educated eye