Walk away from loud foods

Loud foods are those that advertise themselves as being rich in some protein, mineral, fiber, etc. or low in other such as fat, salt, sugar. Real food does not need to talk to you. By that I mean the foods that are good for you, do not come with labels. Eat those!

We say that if there was more than one middle-man between you and the food, it is not good for you. Vegetables and fruits usually have only the distributor between you and the farmer!

In our household, we try and avoid anything that comes out of a box. Having said that, I can assure you that this is still a work in progress. We both struggle to keep our pantry without packages and boxes with labels on them. What we really should have in there are nuts, seeds, amla candy, etc. 

Here are some tips when visiting a grocery store

  1. Try and avoid going there when you are hungry. We have noticed that we land up buying more and of the stuff we buy, most of it is “ready to eat” types. Meaning, out of a box. Even if it is vegan, it is not really healthy for you!
  2. Use a basket and not a cart. You will land up picking up less.
  3. Pick up vegetables and fruits first. Seek them out, and fill your basket with it.
  4. If you do land up needing boxed/canned foods, look for beans and vegetables and not wander into other areas, especially the junk food and drinks section. If you avoid looking at it, there will be less temptation.

In the end if you do land up in the middle aisles, good luck with keep the food advertisers at bay! So you land up picking up some boxed/canned foods that are not good for you. Don’t beat yourself over it. Simply delay eating it and you will find that often times, you will land up discarding it or giving it away.

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