Does this look familiar?
Where do you start?
Better yet, when do you finish?

This is a reason why it is pretty difficult for most of us to truly starve or go hungry. Food is in every corner of our local grocery stores and each aisle is filled with a number of choices. To keep things simple, there should only be two:

1. Indulgence
2. Moderation

There was a point in time when I was emotionally attached to food and used to think I deserved eating ice cream every night. I mean, it’s right there for me to buy so why shouldn’t I have it? Grocery stores have made things simpler for us because we can purchase food for the week and have it easily accessible to us in our homes. Now let’s imagine for a moment you lived in a grocery store. How long do you think it would take you to eat all of that food? Honestly, I don’t think you can do it alone and yet we continue to try in large amounts each time we go shopping.

Now if this is not the kind of person you are and whatever you are doing is working for you, then by all means, continue to do it. However, if this is you, then a simple way to start would be to use the hand basket for your next grocery store stop and only buy what you can fill it with. Regardless of what it is, it is still less and less equals less in your home to consume. An extra stop at the store midweek may sound like an inconvenience, however, it can also be another opportunity to get some extra steps in your day and keep your activity on the positive side of caloric expenditure.

A Sanity approach to shopping,

Daniel J Sanidad