Grocery shopping can be overwhelming, and make it difficult to lead a healthier lifestyle. When you go to the grocery store, keep these things in mind to keep you on track towards your health goals.

  • Make a list – Stick to it to avoid spending money on things that aren’t as important.
  • Don’t shop when you’re hungry – You’ll stray from your list and buy things you didn’t mean to.
  • Pay attention – Look at size of products because the larger option is not always the best price. Don’t be fooled by the flashy ads and packaging..
  • Shop the perimeter – Concentrate your shopping on the outer rim of the store, which is where the healthy foods like fresh produce, meat and seafood typically are.
  • Look at the nutrition labels – Limit foods with high sugars, cholesterol, trans-fats, or sodium.
  • Check for fruits and veggies in season – Sometimes fruits and veggies are less expensive when they’re in season. Local farmer’s markets are also a great option for these! For more information about a farmer’s market near you check here
  • Limit snacks, desserts and soda – Avoid things that don’t provide any nutrition.

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