Shopping Your Way to a Slimmer YOU!


Shopping Your Way to a Slimmer YOU!

If you are setting goals for a slimmer waistline, it all begins with the way you shop for groceries. Research shows that reading the food labels in the grocery store will help you drop pounds quicker and help you achieve real weight loss goals. On your next trip to the grocery store, take an extra minute to read the contents of your item. Many labels may sound healthy, but some food products use healthy words for marketing purposes. Here are a few ways you can shop your way to a slimmer you!

  • When deciding on what type of bread is healthiest for you, the term “whole grains” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s healthy. The first ingredient of the bread should contain a who;e grain; For example, “whole wheat”. Try to consume breads that contain at least 2 grams of fiber per slice.
  • When shopping for cereal, the word “all natural” sounds like that is what we should be putting in our bodies. Some high sugar cereals have labels that read “all natural”, but it doesn’t mean a peanut butter and chocolate cereal is healthy just because the cereal claims to be “all natural”. Cereals that have less than 8 grams of sugar per 2/3 cup are your best choice. Also, loading up on vitamins and fiber will amp up your morning and keep you fuller-longer. Choose cereals with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Soups are now becoming a trend for weight loss. Many soups are even endorsed by weight companies, as a matter of fact! The downside of some soups are the high amounts of sodium. The best soups to look for are the soups that have a “low sodium” label. People over 50 years of age should should not exceed more than 1500 milligrams per day. People under 50 should not exceed 2300 milligrams per day.

 

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