Time to Shop

Eating Clean

The Grocery Store

“The odds of going to the grocery store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are a billion to one”

– Erma Bombeck

Known for her wit as well as her keen observations of everyday life, Mrs. B was right on point here.



Truth be told, the aisles in today’s supermarkets are overloaded with choices.  According to consumer reports, between 1975 and 2008 the average item count in a supermarket went from 8,948 to 47,000. How many flavors of Triscuit does a person need? The article goes on to say that for some researchers, “Variety exists for a reason.” Be that as it may, every day, more and more people are trying to eat better, healthier, and cleaner. The more choices, the harder it gets.

Simplify, Simplify


Jwilliamstrains Top Three Tips for An Efficient Shopping Experience. 

  • Making a list, checking it twice Write it all down. Forget Adult ADD, it is simply to easy to over buy with so much to choose from. Make a list and stick to it. Don’t include treats/cheat meal foods either. 
  • Avoid going to the grocery store hungry Hunger can make us Hangry, and that isn’t good for anyone. So avoid it all costs. It also leads to overbuying. Which in turn leaves less for the snappy new gym outfit. Priorities. 
  • Staying Outside the Box  👈Make a concerted effort to stay on the outer perimeter of the store. Stop for a moment and think about what is lining the walls. Produce, meats, dairy, fresh, fresh, & more fresh. Mostly food items that need to be consumed quickly. And as we know “The fresher the better.” 



Cleaner eating is more than just a habit, it’s a lifestyle. And like riding a bicycle once you learn correctly you just don’t forget.

For more ideas on how to streamline your clean eating process email: jwilliamstrains@gmail.com


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