Supermarkets are overwhelming and intimidating. You're in a rush and you dash into a supermarket for some basics but you end up spending way more than you'd planned, and probably not on the good healthy stuff.
Win at the supermarket
So how do you win when shopping at the supermarket? What sort of shopping decisions will make us all healthier, wealthier, and wiser? And what are those amazing fit and healthy people eating? You might be surprised to find out that eating healthy, making the right food choices and lowering your caloric intake is actually not very difficult.
Healthy and affordable supermarket shopping tip 1
The first thing you can do is to make a shopping list in advance that includes enough produce to last for one week, because, If you go into the supermarket without a game plan, you’re at their mercy! Don't believe us? Have a look at this article that exposes the tricks that supermarkets use to get you to spend more and buy food you hadn't intended to.
According to market research, when you go in shopping for one meal at a time you are 10 times more likely not to stick to your original plan and 25 times more likely to buy more unhealthy food than you intended to.
Healthy and affordable supermarket shopping tip 2
Another important tip that is more difficult that it sounds and is a key aspect to healthier and smarter shopping is buying what you’re actually going to end up eating. This, amongst others, is a topic we discuss during the course.
Avoid sneaky food labelling tricks
Food companies often use deceptive and confusing descriptions such as "fat free" "diet" and "100% natural." Marketers use a variety of tricks to make foods look healthier and more appealing than their competitors, particularly when it comes to products aimed at children.
Our dietitian will show you how to understand food labels and select healthy food
As part of this two-hour tour, an Inspiro dietitian will show you how to read and understand food labels and select healthy food alternatives. These tours are also suitable to those with pre-diabetes, overweight, high cholesterol or anyone who is interested in healthy eating.
Healthy shopping guide book included
A comprehensive pocket size healthy shopping guide booklet is included as part of the tour cost and helps to take all the hard work out of food shopping.
Healthy Supermarket Tours - Dates:
Wednesday 28th February, 1 – 3pm Ferntree Gully
Friday 16th March, 9 – 11am Lilydale
Wednesday 13th June, 1 – 3pm Lilydale
Monday 13th August, 9 – 11am Ferntree Gully
Tuesday 20th November, 9 – 11am Lilydale
Only $15 (Diabetes Australia members FREE)
Overcome emotional eating and feel better about your food choices
More about Inspiro’s health services:
Inspiro is a local, not-for-profit health service that provides quality health services.
We provide type 2 diabetes help, health advice from clinically trained dietitians, general and youth counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, counselling for anxiety, depression, loss and grief, dental services, podiatry, speech therapy, occupational therapy, community health promotion, dietetics and nutrition, diabetes assistance, exercise physiology, physiotherapy and groups and programs for all ages to residents of:
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