How to Shop to Lose Weight

By changing your shopping habits, you can lose weight and eat healthier. These tips will get your started.

Do a Perimeter Search

Grocery stores are designed in a way that makes it easy to eat healthier.

For the most part, the healthier, non-processed foods are on the outer perimeter of the store aisles. Milk, breads, meats, fruits, and vegetables are all located in this area. The inner aisles are jam-packed with processed foods such as cookies, sodas, crackers, and ice cream.

To shop smart, stay on the outer aisles while only venturing into the inner aisles when you have a specific item in mind. No mindless wandering! This can lead to impulse purchases that can impact your waistline.

Make a List

Making a list can also help you avoid waist-expanding choices. Before you leave home, make a list of all of the items you need at the grocery store and stick to it.

The good news is that if you're prone to emotional eating, you can take steps to regain control of your eating habits and get back on track with your weight-loss goals.

Read Labels

Even if you try to stick to the healthier items, you can still be purchasing foods that are less than the best. Make sure to read the Nutrition Facts labels on the back of the packages. Foods that scream "Made with Whole Grains" may only have one gram of fiber, for example. Check the serving size, too, and make sure that the calories per serving are within your eating budget.

Use these shopping tips and you are sure to drop pounds. Ebooks such as No Nonsense Muscle Building can help you learn more about how to get healthier and eat better.

The author, Aaron Patterson, went from couch potato to kickboxer in less than a year! His favorite passion is helping people get off their butts and start leading healthier, more active lives through his Website,