Grocery Shopping Tips

Sep 06, 2021
  • Never go shopping on an empty stomach!
    • This can lead to impulsive buying and spending
  • Plan ahead
    • Create a menu for the week ahead and make a list of ingredients needed from the store
    • Categorize your list so that you are not going back and forth between departments
  • Shop the outer isles of the grocery store
    • Spend most of your time in produce, meat, and dairy
    • If desired, make your way to the frozen and canned foods isle last
  • Check nutrition labels
    • Shop for foods with less added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium
  • Reach to the back on the shelves
    • Items are typically stocked first-in, first-out so make sure you are reaching to the back for the freshest options
  • Sign-up for discounts and loyalty cards
    • These allow you to see what is on sale and save money on your grocery bill
  • Consider grocery pick-up services
    • These services can help you avoid the temptation to buy trigger foods in the grocery store
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