On Sunday, SparkPeople.com had a great article called “7 Secrets to Outsmarting Your Supermarket”.
To summarize the article for you, supermarkets get you to spend more money and buy many more calories than you planned to by strategically positioning goodies in:
- holiday displays
- bulk discount item sales
- end of aisle displays featuring items to combine for an easy recipe
- food demos, free samples
- treats in the check-out lanes
- eye-level part of the shelves
- the smells of freshly baked goods from the bakery
Although 7 different supermarket tactics are revealed, the way to outsmart them is singular: have a plan and stick to it!
It starts with a healthy menu plan which generates your shopping list. Now, all you have to do is stick to the shopping list and ignore the supermarket’s tempting offers unless it is for something on your list!
Focus instead on all the delicious healthy recipes you will be making!
If you’re interested in reading the whole original article you can see it here:
7 Secrets to Outsmarting Your Supermarket http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1326
If you’re interested in obtaining a healthy menu plan including handy shopping lists to arm you and boost your resolve in the supermarket, you can find one here: http://28daysraw.com
When you have invested in a healthy menu plan, you are invested in your own health and you are less likely to be a victim of even the most clever supermarket promotions!
My next online menu plan program session begins this coming Monday September 25th. Find out all about it now at 28 Days Raw (early bird special on until Friday)!