NU-TRAIN's Food Shopping Surival Guide

Shopping for food can be a dangerous time for those that are watching their weight. Take these quick tips with you the next time you find yourself in the grocery store.
  1. Don't shop when you’re hungry! You'll buy too much junk food
  2. Make a list and stick to it. Group the items you need according to where they can be found in the supermarket.
  3. Try not to give in to temptation and avoid buying "trigger foods" that set off a binge!
  4. Never wear sweats or loose fitted clothing or anything else that makes you feel "frumpy".
  5. Do not buy unhealthy or fattening foods! If they are not in your home, you will not be tempted to eat them.
  6. The nutritional information should be based on standard (and realistic) serving sizes. After all, who can eat just 1/7th of a package of potato chips, even if they are low fat!
  7. Be realistic when purchasing your fruits and veggies--don't buy enough to feed a army if you are only in a household of 3.
  8. When buying the frozen meat look for the leanest cuts. For example when buying ground turkey, find the one that is 99.9 % lean.
  9. Avoid items with partially hydrogenated oil because that means “trans” fat and avoid items high in saturated fat.
  10. Avoid end of aisle displays that will tempt you to buy less nutritious items.
  11. Always look for the "candy free" check out isle (yes that does exist!)
  12. Buy frozen vegetables and zip-lock bags, microwave for 3-5 minutes with a drop of water and voila – steamed vegetables!
  13. When you get home, put the healthy food at eye level in the fridge and make the unhealthy food less accessible.



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