TIPS FOR TACKLING YOUR WEEKLY SHOPPING TRIPS
Have a Plan: Before heading out, make a list of what you plan to buy and stick to the list.
Action Item: Base this list on the meals you plan to make for the week. Try my 30 Day Guide!
Don't go Hungry: Empty stomachs are notorious for tricking you into adding extra items to your cart.
Action Item: Eat a snack or have a protein shake before shopping.
Shop the Perimeter: Most of the nutrient dense foods that fuel your body are on the perimeter of a store.
Action Item: Start at the perimeter of the store for you fresh produce, meats & eggs.
Read the Label:Read all foods that have a label, even ones that you may already believe are healthy.
Action Item: You can read all about what to look for on a nutrition labels in one of my previous 411 with Fits L Blog Post, HERE
Avoid Temptation: You will be face to face with lots of snacks and desserts every time you go to the store, so be prepared.
Action Item:Practice, “out of sight, out of mind,” meaning that if you don’t have these tempting foods at home you won’t eat them.
Buy the Rainbow:Try all types of produce, explore the colors and varieties.
Action Item: Check for produce that is on sale, which will not only save you money but can also be an opportunity to try different things.
Convenience Counts: Prepared items will save you time & money!
Action Item: Purchase pre cooked chicken, cooked veggies or check out healthy prepared meals.
Bag the Bargain: It's okay and SMART to go for the deals.
Action Item: Catch the coupons, buy in bulk, buy generic ingredients.
The average person goes to the grocery store 1.6 times a week for 43 minutes.
On average we spend est. 60 hours shopping yearly.
If you visit the grocery store on a Saturday or a Sunday, you’ll spend an average of 5 minutes more in the grocery store.
Biggest chunk of the shopping budget goes toward the middle aisles of the store.
25% of grocery shopping dollars are spent on processed foods & sweets!
Weekdays between 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. are the most popular times.