You know where your healthier eating goals start, right?
In the supermarket!
Here we have...
6 Shopping Tips For Eating Healthier
➊ Make a list, and stick to it!
You probably have all the best intentions to improve your eating, and even have a clear idea of what it should look like. Well, don't leave it to memory or habit to go ahead and buy the right foods. Make a list and stick to it.
➋ Shop the perimeter
For some reason, most supermarkets have the fruit sections, veggies, fresh cuts, and mostly the good stuff in the "outer ring" of the store. Fill your cart with food from this outer ring first, and go down the isles later.
➌ Learn to read food labels ;)
It's simply a good idea to not rely on health claims by food brands. Read the Nutrition Facts tables to help you make better food choices.
➍ Insist on fresh meat and fish
Ask the fishmonger or butcher if you can smell before you buy, Meat should smell clean and bright, not like copper, sour yogurt, or runny cheese.
➎ Avoid shopping when you’re hungry
You knew this one, but worth repeating. If you shop while hungry, you’ll be more tempted to buy unhealthy food.
➏ Buy unseasoned [anything].
Oven-ready easy-to-cook fish, chicken, and other cuts of meat may be convenient, but come full of additives, way more salt than you need, and chemicals. Always go for adding your own seasoning at home.