I'm Shopping Differently Now
Sunday, August 07, 2011
I just finished clipping and filing the coupons from today's newspaper circulars and, as usual, most are for cookies, snacks, prepared foods and frozen foods that are fried, coated or "crisp" . The refrigerated foods include biscuits, pizza dough and sweet rolls. The beverages are for ades, punches, mixed fruit and vegetable drinks... Yes, I still clipped and filed these but I've noticed that I'm shopping differently now.
I'm able to resist the day-old muffins that always lured me into thinking "I'll have half each day and that won't be bad" . I walk right past the flavored rices and buy plain brown knowing that I can season it with herbs or broth. I'm enjoying the lowest fat dairy products. And I spend more time reading labels now - it's not going into my shopping cart until I check the serving size, calorie & carb count and the ingredient list to be sure I know what I'll be putting into my body.
Since it's summer I can shop the Farmers Markets and I've got herbs growing out on my deck. Vegetables and salads are included at each meal - heck, I even sneak some vegies into omelets and breakfast items