You probably already do grocery shopping with some regularity and you probably have a rough idea of what you're going to buy each week. But how can you be sure if you're buying the right amount of foods to lose weight and still enjoy eating.
Here are some important take home principles of healthy food shopping like:
• Perimeter Shopping - You will notice that most of the whole foods that have minimal processing are located around the perimeter of your grocery stores such as the produce section, the deli, the butcher shop the fresh bakery and the dairy section.
• The middle isles of the grocery store are where the highly processed and packaged foods are stored. This is where you will find all sorts of boxed, canned, jarred and bagged foods. As a general rule the less food you buy from the middle isles the better off you're more likely to be for both fat loss and overall health.
• In fact if you want one power take home message from this article, it would be to do perimeter shopping as much as possible.
• The second important message is to buy foods with short ingredient lists. The closer you can get to an ingredient list consisting of only one ingredient the better. The next time you are at the grocery store take some time to read the ingredient listing on some of the packaged foods, you'll probably be shocked at how many additives and preservatives are in so many of the foods we commonly consume. These are the hidden ingredients that can throw a monkey wrench into your fat loss success and could very well be contributing to all sorts of health issues.
The bottom line is shopping shouldn't be difficult or confusing, stay on the perimeter of the store as often as possible, try to buy as many whole foods as you can and you will be way ahead of the fat loss and fitness game.
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