Friday, March 24, 2017

7 Ways to Out Smart the Super Markets (Part 1)



I try to eat healthy and lose a little weight along the way but have found that going to the grocery store doesn't necessarily make this task easy.  While reading some info sent out by SparkPeople I ran across something that I felt must be shared with those of you that, like me, have a hard time going to the grocery store and not picking up those items that are not only on our list but also not on our diet.

End the End Cap Enticement

Conveniently placed on the end of every aisle, "end caps" are home to sale items and seasonal kits that may not have been on your list but look oh-so-inviting when you see them. Items for s’mores, pumpkin pie, or green bean casserole are often creativity combined on these aisle ends. Foods on end caps are generally low in nutrients and high in added fat and sugar. 


Battle plan: If it’s on your list for greater health, you just saved a trip down the aisle. If it’s not, smile, but keep walking past the pretty display and find your next listed item.

(This also takes place in the produce department!  Ever noticed that stationed by the bananas you'll sometimes find vanilla wafers for making banana pudding?  Or pound cake beside the strawberries?)

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