We want to focus on whole foods rather than food products. Here are some great ways to do so!

  1. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. This is where you will find all your fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts and seeds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
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