Here's a guide on how to make sure 'real food' ends up in your shopping cart:
1) Plan ahead of time
The biggest mistake you can make is “impulse buying”. The temptations are everywhere and you'll get lost in all the store has to offer if you don't come prepared. Have a rough outline of what you need and write a list.
2) Make sure you have eaten
Another way to definitely buy too much junk food is shopping when you're hungry. Everything in the store will look delicious to you and not only will you buy bad quality foods, you might also end up buying way too much.
3) Shop the perimeter of the store
This is where you find fresh produce and less processed foods. Think about what your grandparents would eat. Think seasonal, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meats and whole grains.
4) Read ingredients
Don’t buy what you don’t understand. If a product has more than five ingredients and you do not recognize any of them, it is probably not that great for you. Buy less processed foods that are as much in their original state as possible.
5) Stay away from the middle aisle
The middle aisle is where the evil things are. The stuff with lots of sugar, cheap fillers like corn syrup, salt, etc. Stay clear and go straight back to the produce section!
Health and Fitness have always played an important role in my life.