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7 Secrets to Outsmarting Your Supermarket

Look Past the Super Marketing to Protect Your Wallet and Your Waistline

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TOMATOCAFEGAL
5/24/2017 1:32:52 PM

COMMON SENSE. BUT REREAD IF NEED TO.
5/15/2017 10:20:01 AM

KITT52's SparkPage
really good ideas..thanks
BRIARGAL
5/10/2017 8:28:46 AM

Great tips!
5/4/2017 8:34:20 AM

JAJABEE1717's SparkPage
Working on this. There used to be a store in the former state that I lived in, that offered "Buy 2, Get 3 Free!" Oh, was I a sucker for that!
5/3/2017 5:46:42 PM

LUNANIEVE's SparkPage
I have to make a list before I go, otherwise my meal prep will go horribly and I will be more tempted to eat less than desirable food choices. Definitely found it easier to shop on a full stomach so I'm not tempted to buy junkier food items.
BILLTHOMSON
5/3/2017 8:32:46 AM

I always make lists and try to stick to the list
4/22/2017 3:09:16 PM

NANASUEH's SparkPage
I shop after breakfast and I always have a list written in the order of the store layout.
THREEDOVES1
4/20/2017 7:55:32 PM

I have stopped drinking soda and sweet tea and most white potatoes. I do have to let go of more things but find each step helps.
3/8/2017 10:19:15 AM

LINDYINDA's SparkPage
Good advice. I've done the sampling when in Sam's club. Christmas hubby wanted the cheesecake we sampled to take to the dinner on Christmas day. At least we shared it.
2/16/2017 11:58:56 AM

EBCOOKSGOOD's SparkPage
Once I learned I was diabetic, I stopped buying and eating sweets. Just like that. I can walk right by the Entemann's or Fritos or whatever isn't healthy like it isn't even there. My dietician lets me have a small square of unfrosted cake (which I bake myself) Friday night and Saturday lunch to celebrate the Sabbath. Otherwise, I eat no cake, no snack foods, no soda, etc. during the rest of the week. And I'm not even tempted. I try to find recipes that feature veggies, poultry, and fish. I still have issues with portion control, but at least the foods I do eat are the ones I should be eating: whole grains, poultry (skin off), fruits, veggies, water, etc. I eat pretty few prepared foods so that I can control the sodium, too. As soon as this Bell's palsy clears up, I want to enroll in exercise classes. I'm starting to walk more again on nice days. Hey---I'm TRYING!
1/28/2017 8:35:38 PM

CAROL0512's SparkPage
In winter when I have a bulky coat I place the coat in the cart. This "fills up" the cart and helps me to buy less.
1/7/2017 11:54:28 AM

ALILDUCKLING's SparkPage
I enjoy grocery shopping and do use a list. I also eat samples and try to count them in my Nut stats for the day.
1/4/2017 11:58:25 AM

MONTANAFOCUS's SparkPage
Great ideas. Some were new to me, some not. Heading to the store today so this will be a wonderful challenge. I'm in!.
12/15/2016 9:33:42 AM

DOTBVAR's SparkPage
Loved the article. Nice to be reminded to stand firm in the grocery store and not give in to impulse buying. Need to strengthen both my self-determination as well as my finances.
12/2/2016 5:03:11 AM

TUKARAMA's SparkPage
As for the free samples... our grocery stores only give out free wine, brandy, and rum. No food. And I will log it in my tracker - but free booze?! Yeah, you know it!

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