Diet Center Weight Loss Tip of the Week: Strategies for Food Shopping Success | Kingman Miner Daily

I hate going to the grocery store!

Hi, this is Eunice from Diet Center.

Developing good eating habits that will help you lose weight can be difficult. One solution to make things easier is to develop a buying strategy. The way you shop at the supermarket has a significant impact on your weight loss efforts. After all, this is where we should be selecting most of the foods that will provide us with the energy and nutrition we need while losing weight. If we have a strategy, we can set ourselves up for success from the start.

Develop a strategy that will prepare you for your shopping spree, so that it goes smoothly, and help you stay focused on your diet center or other weight loss program. First, determine what you need. To do this, go through your Diet Center meal planner, plan meal ideas and make a list of the foods you will need.

Next, plan to go to the store at a time when you are not hungry; or before leaving, eat a snack that fits well into your schedule, such as yogurt or a Diet Center Gold Premium supplement, to curb your appetite. Once you’re at the store, stick to your list and practice reading the labels.

Also, don’t forget to shop outside of the store. You may be thinking what does this mean? The way most grocery stores are laid out, the plumbing and electrical is mostly around the exterior walls.

So staying on the outside, you usually start with produce, bakery and deli. Next, you might see your breads and tortillas, then your meats, poultry, and fish. Then comes the dairy section with cheese, eggs, milk, yoghurt and butter. So staying out of the store can be part of your strategy.

The more you practice your strategy, the easier it will become.

Don’t forget the fibers. Two out of three Americans don’t get enough fiber. The average American adult consumes about half the recommended daily amounts (21 grams to 25 grams for women; 30 grams to 38 grams for men).

With the popularity of low-carb diets that can eliminate fruits, vegetables, and fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, current intake may drop. Fiber plays an important role in reducing the risk of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and fatigue.

Eat foods that are good sources of fiber, such as beans, berries, and carrots. Select whole-grain starchy varieties like brown rice, whole-grain bread, pasta, or bran cereal. Look for two or more grams of fiber per serving. You can also consume Diet Center fiber capsules or Fulfill drinks, which are an excellent source of fiber.

Thanks for reading Diet Center’s tip of the week. If you’ve put some of these ideas into practice and are still struggling with weight loss, call 928-753-5066 or stop by 1848 Hope Ave in Kingman.