Weight loss is a personal journey, but like many things in life, being able to make informed decisions can lead to desired outcomes, and this is also true when shopping for food. Your weight loss journey starts in the grocery aisle — and not just the outer aisles where the fruits and veggies reside. The middle aisles can have nutritious options too, especially legumes and whole grains.
To lose weight you must be eating fewer calories than you burn, and while weight loss happens with a reduction of calories consumed, eating nutrient-dense foods rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and lean protein is the key to sustainable weight loss and improved overall health. The best diet for you is the one that you can stick with for the long term. Filling your refrigerator and pantry with nutritious foods and having quick, easy and healthy ingredients on hand can help you avoid filling up on empty calories.
Never Shop Hungry: This can lead to making impulsive purchases. Go to the store with a plan and a list and choose nutritious whole foods over processed foods high in refined sugar and sodium.
Excerpted from Redbook