When you are on the way to becoming a healthy eater, you will learn that there is much in our society that is designed to sabotage our healthy ways. We are surrounded by advertisement of unrealistic images of people whose appearance is unobtainable for the average person. These images cause many to quit trying before they start.
The prices of products has a direct effect on what we purchase. In most convenience stores and most grocery stores the prices of the fattening products is cheaper than the healthier choices. The cheaper price is just appearance. Fattening food doesn’t keep you full as long therefore you will end up spending more money to stay full. The layout of the grocery stores are designed to increase the profit of the store. The grocery stores put the more fattening and expensive items right at eye level. They place the healthy item in the back of the stores so that you have to walk through the entire store to get to them. The stores are hoping they can entice you to purchase the more fattening items and more profitable items.
One step that you can take is to use companies such as Peapod. Peapod is an online grocery store. Shopping online helps you avoid the large number of temptations that the grocery stores have. If you must shop in a land store, then never go shopping while you are hungry. A great habit to get into is making a grocery list and sticking to it. This list will help you to avoid the pitfalls of marketing.
Learning to better prepare your food is an important part of eating healthier. It doesn’t matter how healthy your food is, if you cook your food in butter and oil. By not properly cooking your food you are taking all the nutrition out of it. There are multiple books, classes and youtube video to teach you how to prepare your food in new ways.