Friday, October 2, 2009

New Food Shopping Rule

I've frequently seen the advice to "shop the perimeters" of the grocery store because the interior aisles contain most of the unhealthy, over processed crap that hamper dieting goals.

Well, I thought up a new rule--make the majority of your food-related purchases (cleaning products don't apply) fruits and vegetables. In other words, more than 50% of your food purchases in any given grocery store visit should be from the produce aisle.

Of course we all need to make non-produce food purchases, such as pasta, rice, etc., but if you really make the conscious effort to fill your cart with mostly produce, you'll eat mostly produce.

Try it on your next shopping jaunt.


  1. I thought I'd be safe shopping at the Farmer's Market, but those places are filled with people selling cookies and bbq ribs and fried chicken and doughnuts. There were a couple vegetables stands in the back, but it took willpower to walk past the others.

  2. I know what you mean girlfriend. Still, I manage to always come back from the FM with pretty much nothing but fruits and veggies. Every so often I'll pick up a loaf of whole grain bread or shellfish, but I've been pretty good.