1) Most people don’t eat enough fiber, so add more fruits, vegetables, beans and whole
grain products to your shopping cart. Check out the fiber content on cereals, breads, and
grains. A food with at least 5 grams per serving is a good source of fiber.
2) Visualize how much fat and sugar is in a serving of food. Every five grams of fat is a
teaspoon, so if your favorite ice cream has 15 grams of fat per serving, that’s like eating
3 pats of butter. With sugar, every 4 grams listed on the nutrition facts panel is equal to
one sugar cube. Some large bottles of sweetened beverages can have as much as 60
grams of sugar – that’s 15 sugar cubes.
3)Frozen vegetables and fruits are just as nutritious and fresh, and you can enjoy out-of-season foods at any time of the year. They’re convenient, too – you can toss loose leaf
frozen spinach or chopped vegetables into soups, pastas and stews to boost nutrition,
and frozen fruits are handy to keep around to add variety to your Herbalife® Formula 1
4) Healthy convenience items such as prewashed salad greens, pre-cut fruit and baby
carrots are admittedly more expensive, but they could save you money in the long run. If
you’re buying fruits and vegetables and throwing them away because you don’t take
time to prepare them, it’s money down the drain.
5) If your market has a salad bar, you can buy pre-washed and cut veggies like broccoli,
mushrooms, cauliflower and carrots – that you can take home and steam or stir-fry. The
variety is usually good, too, so here’s a chance to pick up something new to try.
6) You’ve heard it many times, but don’t shop when you are hungry. It’s too tempting to pick
up the wrong foods. Make a list and stick to it for the most part, but be flexible in case
you come across a healthy bargain.