We want to focus on whole foods rather than food products. Here are some great ways to do so!
- Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. This is where you will find all your fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts and seeds.
- Try to buy as little down the aisles as possible. These foods are loaded with sugar and preservatives to help keep them shelf stable and make them taste good.
- Read the nutrition facts and ingredients labels:
- If the servings per container is 4 and you had the whole container, you would need to multiply all the numbers by 4 to get an accurate measure of what you have eaten
- Avoid foods with high amounts of sugar (4 grams = 1 Tsp sugar)
- When looking at the ingredients label: the first ingredient is the most abundant, the second ingredient is the second most abundant and so on
- Sugar is naturally occurring in fruits and dairy. Beware of the added sugar. For instance in yoghurt, there could be upwards of 15-20 grams of sugar per serving of yoghurt