Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7 Ways to Outsmart the Super Markets (Part 4)
Boycott the Bakery
The smell of fresh bread, cinnamon rolls and apple pie is wafting through the baked goods area as you’re picking up your whole-grain bread this week. Your senses are begging you to bring some home; it just smells too good! Many grocery stores strategically plan their baking times during the busiest hour of the day. It has been proved that shoppers pick up more items when the luscious smells are present in the store.
Battle plan: You've heard this one before. Never shop on an empty stomach. Shopping after a meal can help stave off cravings and keep you focused on the task at hand. Think about the delicious meals you are shopping for and don't let distraction get the best of you. If you must, send in the troops to grab your items and avoid any too-tempting aisles altogether!
(Have you ever noticed that this department is either before the produce or the dairy isle? Think about it. Bakery items before the fruit and veggies. How do I not look there 1st. And I sometimes have to walk through it just to get to that container of Almond Milk that is so good for me. Ugh!)