Weight Loss Grocery Shopping Guide Notes
Grocery shopping is a chore if you are trying to lose weight. Flattening your stomach need more than just exercise. With exercise, diet plays an important role as well. What you eat and don’t eat has a powerful effect on your health, including your weight. Without knowing it, you may be eating many foods that fuel for your fat, while neglecting the powerful foods and nutrients that can help you to stay in shape and healthy as well. If you change your diet and behaviours, you can minimize your weight gain and possibly even stop in its tracks.
Here are some suggestions for Weight loss Grocery shopping:
The worst place to go to in super market is in the aisles. The aisles of any grocery stores are filled with foods in boxes. Which are processed and chemical loaded fatty foods. Processed foods are always full with refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, sodium and most of the time simple carbohydrate.
Keep focus of your shopping trip on the produce and deli section. Except if you need to pick up some specific items such as organic brown rice, sugar, salt, whole grains or legumes.
Be careful about the statements are printed on the packages, such as fat free, low calorie. Most of the time fat free foods have hidden calories in the form of sugar.
Look for the word whole wheat on the label while buying bread. Whole wheat and whole grain are the best. If instead of the word whole, the word whole grains is written then it is not necessary that the whole wheat is the main ingredient. If enriched wheat or multigrain or whole grain is written on the label that means white flour is still there.
Look for the bread with 100 calorie per slice or less and made with whole wheat.
Look for cereals which are whole grain such as all bran and oat and no added sugar should be there. And fiber content should be 5-7 grams and fat not more than 2.5 grams. You can add fresh fruits to make your cereal sweet.
Don’t buy granola bar or cereal. They might sound healthy but most of the time high in fat and refined sugar loaded.
For buying crackers look for whole wheat, low fat and low sodium or no sodium and at least 2 gram fiber or more per serving.
For oil canola or extra virgin olive oil is the best choice.
For fruits you can buy any. All fruits are healthy but if you are on weight loss diet, then avoid Grapes and banana. Both of them have more sugar than any other food, though they are natural sugars but still you have to watch them. Best choices are grape fruits, oranges, blue berry, black berry, raspberry, and strawberry. All these fruits are full of Vitamin C. Vitamin C enhances fat burning process.
Avoid buying juices, though they are loaded with sugar.