As your significant other or roommate comes home with bags full of groceries you wonder what you will be making for the week. You have no control over the ingredients and you may feel lost in the shuffle and wonder how to get your cooking done. Sometimes the best thing you can do to lose weight is to food shop and plan your meals for the week. If you are the one that is cooking you should most definitely take the main role in food shopping for the family. Then you can feel pride over your health choices and also avoid bringing tempting unhealthy foods into the house. So take the driving role because this is just how grocery shopping can help you to lose weight:
1. You Control the Ingredients
If you are the one food shopping you can make sure you buy all the healthy ingredients that deserve a place in your home. You can avoid bringing in sugary cereals, cookies or other treats that will do anything but delight you after you gain weight from eating it. You can choose foods that fuel your health and better your day!
2. Feel Pride over Your Health Choices
How awesome is it to go home with all healthy foods and have the strength and ability to stay on track because of your health choices. Lean proteins, veggies and fruits can be just what you need to keep you healthy, help you slim down and just help you to feel better.
3. Walking around is Great to Add in Some Steps
And believe it or not you can get a little workout when food shopping. I usually get several thousand steps food shopping between parking far away and navigating the grocery aisles. So make a time goal to get your food shopping done, pick up the pace and add some steps while you shop the healthy way!
4. You Can Avoid Temptation Being Brought into Your Home
Remember the time your roommate brought the chocolate cake and chips home? Such temptation almost kept you up at night and called you to chow down. If you are the food shopper you can avoid bringing this temptation into your home and be more likely to stay on track.
5. You Will Watch Your Spending
If you are the main food shopper I guarantee you will think twice before adding empty calories into your cart. You will think twice before you add the organic cookies, knowing that this is food that truly does not belong in your home. You will make better choices for your health!
6. As You Check out You Want to Feel Good at What is in Your Cart
I usually feel so much pride as I check out at the grocery store. Just loading the conveyer belt with fruits and veggies is kind of liberating because you know you made the best choice for your health. The few times I have purchased food to make cookies or an ice cream sundae I have felt embarrassed of what was in my cart. Choose healthy food that makes you feel good.
7. You Will Learn to Make Better Nutrition Choices
How great is it when you make better nutrition choices because you choose to. You choose to be better, make healthier food choices and eat for your health, rather than just a daily craving. Going food shopping can help you to think twice before putting something in your cart that is undeserving.
So food shop with pride by making the best choices for your health starting today!