|Posted by [email protected] on July 13, 2016 at 2:40 PM|
HOW TO AVOID THE JUNK AT SUPERMARKETS AND STAY HEALTHY
We all need to shop for food but how can you do your food shopping for health and avoid the junk.
If you shop at a large supermarket, there will be more choices and more junk items to choose from. You don’t really need all these choices so by shopping at a smaller supermarket you can focus more on the fruit and vegetable aisles and get to the other aisles easily for your other goods such as the fridge section for your meat, dairy and then your toiletries, washing up liquids etc. Supermarkets will also strategically place all these essential items after the junk aisles so you have to walk past them and therefore tempting you to buy more than you need. You will even see offers and bread and biscuits on offer at the entrance to the supermarket as well.
Always prepare a list of the things that you need. If you only get the things on your list you will then be less tempted to check out other junk foods that you don’t need.
Don’t ever go to the supermarket when you are hungry. Most supermarkets now bake their own bread and sweet treats and you will be able to smell them when you enter the supermarket. If you are hungry you are more likely to buy. Also things will look more appetising when you are hungry and you are more likely to buy them.
You could go and do your shopping when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. Again you are pressed for time so then you are unlikely to want to look at junk foods and stick to your list and only buy what you need.
Offers and impulse buying. There are always lots of offers on now in supermarkets as they want to fight to keep you shopping at their store and not to go elsewhere. Most offers are at the end of the aisles or they want you to buy 1 and get one free. This is all well and good if they are those items that are on your list so be careful here.
Be proud of yourself that you stuck to your list and you were not tempted to buy any junk that you do not need to be a healthy person. Supermarkets do not have your health and wellbeing in mind, they just want you to spend your money!
Happy shopping everyone!