Let’s get straight to it and admit that you have food weakness’s.
This will be an EATING GAME-CHANGER… it means giving up on the self deceiving approach of expecting to one day miraculously wake up more disciplined, more motivated and less emotionally attached to food.
I never woke up insanely ‘disciplined’ and if you’ve struggled with your weight for years then I’m pretty sure it’ll never happen for you either.
What CAN happen is you’ll out-plan your old weakness’s and old excuses.
It all starts with what you let into your home…
Step 1. Choose set shopping day/s each week to allow for less temptation time.
Step 2. Have a solid general idea of the meals you/your family consume on a weekly basis.
It’s NOT that hard.
You work out a general framework and then the variables within it change… what type of protein / fibrous veg / salad greens / good fats etc. Check out this post for specifics >> How To Dump Measuring To Naturally Lose Weight.
Step 3. Create a shopping list around these meals, for that once or twice a week shop… ideally at a time when you are not hungry or stressed.
Step 4. Armed with your list, have flexibly in relation to what veg (& to a lesser degree fruit) is seasonal / on special / looking awesome.
HOWEVER, an awareness of your health goal and what achieving it means to your ideal life is vital when it comes to all those tempting little extras. Be clear on what you are there to buy before you hit the shops and be just as clear on why you are not buying the crap-o-la that does not support your goals.
Step 5. Be ok with spending a little more on those quality items that allow you to feel satisfied while still fueling your body with nutritious food.
For example: the berries, your fav out of season veg, sparkling mineral water, organic green leaves… spending a little more in the short term on these quality items saves you in the long term. The ‘half price’ addictive-assembly-line-packaged-obesity-additive-infused-CRAP is never a bargain!
Here are 3 simple actions to maximize your supermarket success;
1) FUEL: There’s already some stuff living in your house that doesn’t support your goals right?
If it’s there you’ll eat it.
If not now, then at a later more tired-stressed-moody-ill- prepared-time. So please, ditch it now, and rather than ‘a waste’ see it as evidence of just how committed you are to your (and your families) best health.
2) MOVE: Move your obligation mindset to off.
What do I mean?
In the same way that it is your choice what you allow into your house, it is your choice what you allow into your mouth. It is NOT a huge personal insult to the very core of someones’ being if you politely decline their homemade cookies or cake. If it’s ok for a parent to be picky about what bubs is fed or a for a trainer to be adamant their race-horse deserves the best fuel… it is also your right and responsibility so far as your best nutrition.
3) LIFE: Now you have a house full of amazing fresh food, allocate a couple of blocks of time where you can cook on mass.
Perhaps 2-3 hours on a Sunday and a Wednesday to make a mass veggie bake up or veggie burger patties or a huge frittata or stew or soup. Freeze in portions.