"Knowing is half the battle", and if you know what’s coming, you’ll be able to fight temptation. Grocery stores have worked with marketing companies for years to entice shoppers to splurge. MMC patients run the risk of gaining pounds while losing money.
Kids eye it and you buy
Moms are familiar with this scenario: Your kids see
sugary processed cereals with cartoon characters. Supermarkets put them on lower
shelves on purpose, at your kids eye level. This is true for the candy and ice
cream aisles too.Talk to your children about healthier breakfast choices that
will grow them up taller, stronger, faster and smarter.
Keep on Truckin’.
It’s smart business for supermarkets to put random sugary temptations like
Twinkies, near your usual purchases. It’s harder to keep moving when they’re in
your face. They place them on end caps of aisles too, to get those shoppers that
run in for "just a sec".
Beware of "Diet", "Low-Calorie" &
Check those fat-free cookies, they’re not calorie free or sugar free.
Low-calorie crackers aren’t carbohydrate free or fat free. Claims like "reduces
the risk of heart disease" fool us into believing the food better for us than it
really is. Try comparing the "fat-free" alternative to the regular item and see
for yourself. Stick to the whole foods that you know are healthy, lean meat and
Smell the calories.
Walk in and smell fresh bread, fried chicken or cookies. Now try not to
The sense of smell is strong but you are stronger. Think to yourself, "It’s
only a tactic to get me to stray from my diet"
It’s an old trick that not only supermarkets use, but real estate agents.
Fresh homemade cookie smells make people happy, therefore they’ll buy more.
Today’s bargain meal deal is frozen fried fish, ab frozen bag of french fries
and dessert. There’s a reason salads aren’t usually in the bargain: cost of
production and perishability. These meals are cheap, they sell well. Remember,
they’re selling convenience, not health.
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