How to Break Your Bad Supermarket Habits
1. You Don’t Plan Ahead
It’s easy to fall into the trap of going to the store every day shopping for only what you need in the next 24 hours. I’m guilty of this because the store is less than a mile from my house. But it’s a huge waste of time and it opens up the unwanted opportunity to “cheat” by letting a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream sneak into my cart. So I’m going to do a better job of planning ahead. I’m going to plan my meals for an entire week so I only have to go to the store once. And on some nights, I’m going to make extra or choose recipes that serve more than 4 so I can take advantage of having leftovers. Leftovers make great lunches and quick and easy dinners too. That way I’m not paying for food I don’t need and I’m avoiding the temptation to possibly eat something unhealthy but convenient, like takeout.
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