Jimmy Clay Golf Course
August 8th, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tip #1: Shop the perimeter
Focus primarily on the perimeter of your grocery store. This is generally where fresh foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and fish are located. Avoid most of the center aisles, where junk foods lurk. Shopping in this way helps you to choose real foods with as little processing and as few additives as possible.
Tip #2: Shopping for foods without a label
Many foods (especially those around the perimeter) are not required to have a food label. Grocery stores may voluntarily list the nutrient content for many raw, single-ingredient foods, such as fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats. Check out this FDA website for downloadable posters containing nutrition information for the 20 most frequently consumed raw fruits, vegetables, and fish HERE.
Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more grocery shopping tips to support your healthy diet!
For example, rather than saying “I was so lazy this week – I only went for a walk once rather than 3 times as I had planned,” say “I walked one time this week – that’s better than no physical activity and I will plan to walk twice or three times next week.” Learn from your experiences rather than beating yourself up about them. We can always do better, but it’s more difficult when we don’t feel good about ourselves. Remember, you can be your biggest supporter