Josh Bowen: Surviving the Grocery Store

joshWe are almost half way through the year and I would like to do a short exercise with everyone.

Ask yourself these three questions:

What have you accomplished in the last 6 months?

What are your current challenges and obstacles?

What are you going to complete in the next 90 days?

It is always a great idea to reflect on the last 3-6 months; what went right and what went wrong. Not only from a fitness perspective but also from a life perspective. This is an important exercise for us all, myself included. If you would like to share your list with me, I would be more than happy to listen.

As we approach the back half of the year, I look forward to what we are going to do together and separately. It will be a fun ride.

Onto the topic at hand, the grocery store. For many people the grocery store can be a confusing place, full of many aisles, misleading food labels and foods that may or may not appear good for us. I admit it, in my early days I was confused by the grocery store. Too much stimuli can be confusing.

To keep things simple I have included a link to a grocery store list/guideline for you to take with you.

Remember it is important to work off of a list, if it is not on the list, you do not buy it. It is that simple.  The list gives you the following navigate the supermarket like a pro; • shop as efficiently as possible; • reduce temptations and distractions; and • ensure you get all kinds of healthy foods!

A few notes: The shopping lists are to give you ideas. You don’t have to buy everything on the list! I suggest you start with a few of your favorites from each group.

For example: • 3 veggies: spinach, carrots, broccoli • 3 fruits: blueberries, oranges, grapes • 3 proteins: extra-lean ground beef, salmon, lentils • 3 fats: coconut, avocado, almonds • 2 grains: oatmeal, wild rice

Not to spoil your excitement, I will let you click on the link and see for yourself!

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