I make sticking to my diet easy.
I create a shopping list. I check for sales and coupons and plan my menus. Sticking to my list helps me to save money and avoid impulse purchases.
I focus on the outer aisles. I spend most of my time in the produce section. I look for whole foods instead of highly processed convenience items.
I read labels. I prefer products with a short list of ingredients that I can pronounce. I compare brands. I choose the ones that have the least added sugar, salt, and saturated fats.
I stock up on staples. I am more likely to prepare meals at home if I have the ingredients I need on hand. I keep my kitchen and pantry filled with nonperishables, like frozen vegetables and whole grain pasta.
I try new things. I gather ideas from cooking shows and magazines. I visit farmers markets and ethnic shops.
I treat myself to wholesome snacks. I bring home fruit, nuts, and yogurt.
I pay attention to how marketing affects my choices. I look beyond colorful packaging and celebrity endorsements. I would rather eat oats than sugary cereals.
I avoid shopping on an empty stomach. Being hungry makes junk food more appealing. I eat breakfast or drink a smoothie before making any purchases.
Today, I make healthy choices at the grocery store. I buy nutritious and delicious foods for my family and myself. I am a smart shopper.
- How can I encourage my local grocery stores to carry healthy items?
- What is one new vegetable I want to try?
- How can my environment help me to adopt positive habits?