Healthy weight loss will basically be the positive result of leading a health and wellness lifestyle. What you eat is only one area in the process but for now we will look at grocery shopping. How you eat from childhood on can have a direct result on weight issues later in life. Therefore, you will want to look at what food changes will bring about your goals for health. The process actually begins well before going to the grocery store or even the restaurant. Healthy choices with intent and planning are the first steps.
Depending on what type of nutritional plan you have decided upon, as well as if you are cooking for a family, with or without children; it all needs to fit well together. Honestly I don’t know anyone who achieved long term success controlling their own food plan and feeding the family poorly with sugary or salty snacks, sugared pops and oversized portions; let alone stopping by fast foods restaurants on any kind on a regular basis.
Grocery shopping for nutritional eating can be quite satisfying for your taste buds. It is quite possible to actually attain healthy weight loss by selecting the appropriate recipes and that too without compromising on the taste factors. One thing many people don’t realize that once they have removed sugar and processed foods from their meals, what they do taste totally changes. But I don’t expect you to believe that until you experience it. Sweet vegetables and more are awaiting your discovery.
Healthy choices for grocery shopping
o First and foremost, always shop with a plan. Sit down each week and plan written menus for yourself or family. Consider number of servings, snacks and drinks for each meal. Be prepared is the word of the day. If you’re going to have a restaurant meal, be prepared for that with your choices made before you ever even leave the house.
o Check your pantry and see what you need to purchase. Then make a list and stick to it! It is surprising how this not only gives you the tools for great meals but saves so much extra money as well. People in general that shop often and without well planned lists spend a lot on impulsive items, most often which are poor food choice anyway. Just makes good money for the store. Only exception should be on staples when they are on sale. Having a well stocked pantry helps so you don’t feel deprived either.
o There is a wise saying for those that take advantage of quality nutrition for their family. It is: Shop the outside edge of any grocery store (with the exception of natural food co-ops).
o Think about it, what is on the outside edge of the grocery store? You will find fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy which includes milk, cheeses, yogurt, cottage cheese and such, meats, foul and fish, eggs, breads and often your bulk food items of legumes, whole grains, nuts, flours, rices, barley and … Read More