3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

check out the grocery store

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2008, 06:29 PM   #1
Madeleine
 
fatmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: rural southwestern Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,420

S/C/G: sw187/cw179/gw140

Height: 5 ft 3.5 in or 163 cm

Default check out the grocery store

Many years ago, I took a supermarket tour as part of a political movement looking at who has control of our food. BUT, that is another topic. But I had this idea when I was shopping the other day.
The fresh veggies, and meat are on the outside of the store. On the inside, on the shelves, are foods that I don't generally want in the cart. Also, the amount of space taken up by fresh whole foods is totally eclipsed by the bad stuff.
It was amazing to me how much space was taken up by desserts and baked goods that we should avoid. No wonder we have problems with these foods!


I found it very hard to shop that day, and now I know in the future, I will be avoiding most of the aisles, except for specific items on my lists.
__________________
Fatmad

zen and the art of weight loss, finding the true path of en-lighten-ment

fatmad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,936

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Ah yes - "Shop the perimeter" is a time honored piece of healthy eating advice. It's really true! While there are some things I need from the aisles (pastas, spices, etc), most of what I eat every day can be found along the outside edges.
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 06:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
canadianwoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,024

Height: 5'3"

Default

I've noticed this myself because I always shop the perimeter and only venture in the aisles for specific items (like EVOO). Can you imagine how small our grocery stores would be without all the crap in them?
canadianwoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
Working My Way Back Down
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,982

Default

There's a good book out there by a woman named Marion Nestle called What to Eat and she goes through the grocery store section by section identifying foods, what's in time, if they're good for you, etc. Very helpful for folks just getting started in learning to eat healthier.
__________________
Pat

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh

Last edited by WaterRat : 12-15-2008 at 06:38 PM.
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2008, 06:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
horsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,095

S/C/G: 200/190/165

Height: 5'9

Default

Now that I'm more aware, there's little to even buy at stores. We're all more on a budget these days with the economy, for a time I was going to health stores but Safeway and even Walmart now have more organic foods. I've studied the best healthiest brands and just stick with certain items.
horsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #6
Let's salsa!
 
Tomato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,396

S/C/G: 208/160/158 for now

Height: 5'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterRat View Post
There's a good book out there by a woman named Marion Nestle called What to Eat and she goes through the grocery store section by section identifying foods, what's in time, if they're good for you, etc. Very helpful for folks just getting started in learning to eat healthier.
Marion Nestle is awesome. I once read an article how an editor-in-chief of some prominent women's magazine spent a day with Marion in New York. They had breakfast, lunch and dinner together and in between meals, they visited grocery stores etc. and discussed all things food-related.
I read it a long time before I embarked on my weight loss journey, but it was an eye-opener. At breakfast, the editor ordered the usual eggs/bacon/toast brekkie while Marion ordered oatmeal. When her plate arrived, she immediately divided the oatmeal into four portions and indication that one was a serving. She ate the one portion and did not touch the rest. She did the same thing at lunch and dinner (she would eat veggies first, and only then meat and maybe a few nibbles of potatoes).
She said she never had cravings for sweets (!!?!?!?!).

Thanks WaterRat for mentioning her name; I don't need to read the book but I think I will get it from the library and read it anyway.
__________________
****************
Dearest Schumeany: Yes, those are size 4 jeans hugging my posterior. Thank you for being such motivation!!!
Tomato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
a.k.a. Bikini Bottom
 
SBD Sass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 822

S/C/G: see siggy!

Height: 5'10 - tall girls rule!

Default

Very true when I'm in a regular supermarket. In the Whole Foods I like to explore the inner aisles as there are good, low cal, low sodium and low fat items to be found.
__________________
SW (July 12, 2008): 223lbs / Size 20 - GW (January 7, 2009): 173lbs / Size 10
CW
(as of 12/7/11) : 158.8lbs / Size 6 - On-Going Goal [MORE FAT LOSS]

My "No Missed Days" Fitness Challenge Tracker 2011 (missed workouts)
Dec (0) Nov (0) Oct (1) Sept (1) Aug (5) July (9) June (0) May (4) April (8) = 28 days missed since April 2011
SBD Sass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2008, 05:26 PM   #8
Working My Way Back Down
 
WaterRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Alaska
Posts: 4,982

Default

Quote:
She said she never had cravings for sweets (!!?!?!?!).
Really, the South Beach people are right, if you can refrain from sugar/sweets for about 10 days, the cravings will at least lessen if not cease. My problem, and probably that of a lot of folks, is that seeing the stuff often sets me off. But I know that if I have one piece of whatever, especially candy, I'll want more. The trick is to say NO to the first piece. I find it much easier to pass on a dessert served after a meal than to ignore a dish of candy set out at work. Unfortunately it's between me and the restroom. I need to put on some mental blinders.
__________________
Pat

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
WaterRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 05:54 PM   #9
Made in England!
 
DishyFishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,377

S/C/G: 260/245/169

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterRat View Post
Really, the South Beach people are right, if you can refrain from sugar/sweets for about 10 days, the cravings will at least lessen if not cease.
I'm not doing South Beach, but I've found this to be so true, and the key to my staying on plan.

I stopped eating all sugar, pasta, spuds, rice, and whatnot for a full fortnight (that was 6 weeks ago), and I haven't been remotely tempted by sweet stuff since. Hubby bought a lot of candy that was on sale after Hallowe'en, and it's just sitting in a big box gathering dust. For the first time in memory I feel in control when I'm around food. A lot of mental and physical ailments have dramatically improved for me too, but that's another story....
__________________
-- Ali the <*)))>((
Regained 83 lbs
Interim goals
  • Previous High Weight of 247 (Oct 2005)
  • No longer morbidly obese at 232
  • Quit-Smoking Weight of 224 (Jan 2008)
  • Return to Onederland
  • Previous Low Weight of 177 (April 2006)
DishyFishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2