Spend your money on what you came for
Many grocers are marketing while you shop to get you to spend more by purchasing things you don’t need and sometimes don’t even want! Some stores are made to get you off target by placing things that traditionally go together in different places. The snacks that you are absolutely trying to avoid are found everywhere, but when you are diligently looking for quinoa, it’s easy to get lost. This is why you need that plan we already talked about. Regardless, keep focused on why you are there. It’s your money and your rules. Remember that you are working toward a better diet, better health, and an overall better life. That is at the center of making healthier decisions at the checkout counter.
Be encouraged about exploring new things instead of being overwhelmed. Don’t let the process defeat you because you are already winning. You have made a decision to change your health by being a more engaged shopper and purchasing what you want and need. You are doing things differently. You are on your way to becoming a better you by choosing what is best for your health and body.
Describe your relationship with healthy food. When did you feel like you wanted to just give up? Did you have a difficult time shopping for foods when you first changed your diet? How did you handle going to the store more frequently to keep fresh foods in stock? What tips or tricks do you use now to keep it all together?