Losing Weight in the New Year: Smart Shopping

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The weight loss journey begins at the grocery store. Just by changing how you shop can aid significantly in losing weight and getting healthy. Many people only look at the calorie count on food labels; however, there a several other important factors we need to review when selecting food items. First, it is important to take note of the serving size. People often think that the calories, fat, etc. listed on a food label reflect the amount for the entire package; however, this isn’t always the case. Fat, protein and carbohydrates are the main calorie-containing elements of food and are important items to review on food labels, as well.

To avoid impulse buying, make a grocery list before each shopping trip. This will help you plan healthier meals and make smarter decisions at the store. Often times, the foods located along the perimeter of the grocery store…

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