Be Supermarket Savvy
Did you know that grocers have statistically concluded that the average consumer makes 50% to 80% of all their purchasing decisions in the supermarket? Shoppers are lured to make impulsive purchases because of the strategic placement of food items in convenient, accessible areas throughout the store, not to mention the seemingly irresistible "shopper bargains" that are advertised over the public address system. These marketing strategies can turn grocery shopping into a fiasco for people trying to control their weight. However, the key to shopping smart is to plan ahead. "Before going to the supermarket, devise a grocery list based on a nutritious menu," said Keba Laird, Health and Wellness Specialist for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. "This will limit compulsive food purchases, and help you select foods that complement a well-balanced diet." Other tips for shopping smart are listed below.
11 Practical Tips for Smart Shopping
Good nutrition begins at the supermarket. The first step to smart shopping is to select delicious and nutritious foods. Now that you are aware of some marketing strategies, you should be more guarded and make wiser food selections the next time you visit the grocery store. Knowing how to choose healthful and tasteful foods for your kitchen involves a little planning. If you will make it a practice to follow these tips, you will find it easy to become a savvy supermarket shopper.
For individualized meal plans and nutrition counseling, make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian.
This information has been issued by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi
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