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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.

Market Facts:

  • 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.

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