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Avoid Supermarket Temptations!

Fri, 7 Jul 2006 by Denise Austin

Do you find yourself putting items into the shopping cart that weren't on your list when you got to the supermarket? Retailers actually arrange their stores to encourage impulse - and often unhealthy - buys! Just think about the candy bars right by the cash register or the aroma of fresh baked goods that greets you as you walk in the door. Is this a coincidence? Not a chance!

Fight back with these tips:

  • Make a list, so you'll know what you need and go straight to it!
  • Shop the outer walls of the store, where fresh produce, meats, dairy, and grains are displayed. Avoid inner aisles that are filled with processed items!
  • Never shop on an empty stomach! Plan supermarket trips after a meal, when you won't be as tempted!
  • Read labels. If it's high in fat, calories, salt, and preservatives, put it back!
  • Avoid "free" samples. This little taste often winds up triggering an unnecessary purchase.
  • Bring a friend to help you stay focused.

Now you're a savvy shopper!

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