Cholesterol & Shopping 2
You don’t need to change the way you shop over
the next thirty days in order to lower your cholesterol,
but stopping by the farmer’s market once a week is
definitely a good idea. Avoiding convenience shops and
restaurants will make it that much easier to find a
terrific variety of fresh heart-healthy foods that you
will enjoy eating more. After all, the quality of your diet depends on the ingredients you put into your food.
The Manner In Which You Shop Can Be As Important
As The Place
Taking a few simple steps can make it easier for
you to choose food that will help you lower your
1. Shop For Food Once A
Plan your menu for each week ahead and select
one day a week for food shopping. This will minimize the
amount of time you spend thinking about food and will
reduce the chances of you forgetting items or over
shopping. And then over-eating.
2. Always Shop After
Shopping on an empty stomach encourages
impulsive buying. Your willpower will also be a lot
weaker when you are hungry, making you more likely to reach for fatty or comfort-food.
3. Choose a Time When The
Shops Aren’t Too Full And The Selection Is At Its
At farmer’s markets and greengrocers, the
selection may be better earlier on in the day. You can
ask your grocery store when their deliveries of fresh
products are scheduled. If you shop when stores are not
crowded and selection is good, you are more likely to
have the time to make good choices. And you will be able
to enjoy a selection that makes healthy eating easier.
4. Stick To Your
Plan your shopping list ahead based on your
weekly menu, and stick to the list to prevent overbuying
which entails over-eating. The only exception to this
should be fresh fruits and vegetables you see that make a
good snack. You can buy some of these if you find fresh
products that you haven’t tried before or products that are one sale.
Generally though, buy only what you need each
week so that you will have complete meals rather than food that can go bad or that can invite binging.
Continue now to the next step in our guide : What to Watch Out For on Food Labelling