Supermarkets provide a risk to dieters trying to cut calories. Here are some strategies that may help you resist temptation. Pick meals that are simple to prepare and consume on the go.
• Don’t go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Snack on low-calorie, low-carb items as permitted by your diet plan. By doing so, you may stay away from the shop and all the unhealthy foods that will lure you there. Protein smoothies for weight loss can be as easy to make as a snack. If you stock your fridge with low-calorie and low-carb snacks, you can eat healthfully while waiting in the supermarket’s checkout line.
• Rather than letting impulse buys run up your grocery bill, plan ahead and stick to your list. Make sure the items on the list are ones you’re looking forward to and that are appropriate for the meal plan you’ve decided upon. If the grocery list includes even one “reward” that is permitted by your diet plan, you will feel more positive about your diet and be less likely to give in to temptation.
• Visit the supermarket’s produce area first. And in the vegetable area, the low-calorie, low-sugar vegetables should be your first choice. Pick veggies like cucumbers, celery, zucchini, asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage, onions, and mushrooms that are low in calories and carbohydrates. You’re already well on your way to improving your health and nutrition through conscious decision-making. Now would be an excellent time to tap yourself on the shoulder and tell you to resist the urge to go Indian grocery shopping.
And remember to give yourself a mental high five in the car for resisting all those unhealthy impulses buys at the store.
Snacking on the run to the grocery store is simplified by stocking the refrigerator with healthy, low-calorie, low-carb options. Make a protein shake to have as a snack before you go shopping.