The Grocery-Shopping Habit That Saves Time and Calories

Here’s a simple habit that can help you make the right choices at the grocery store: bring a list. “Shoppers who don’t have lists spend 60 to 80 percent of their time pushing their carts up and down aisles aimlessly|” says Julie Upton| MS| RD| of Appetite For Health. Not only that| but shopping without a plan can make you buy up to twice as much and make unhealthier choices than if you write down what you need| she adds. So the next time you make a grocery-store run| be sure to plan out meals beforehand (try our healthy mix-and-match meal planner for ideas)| write down what you need| and stick to your list.

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