Get fresh and fruity
Ok lets get rid of those shopping myths when it comes to healthy food!
!- It's not more expensive - Before you say thats rubbish I want you to go out and do one weeks shopping healthy. Swapping your prepackaged food, soft drinks, sweets, crisps etc an d just put healthy fruit, veg, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, grains, nuts etc in. I can guarantee you it will not work out more expensive.
2 - Everything has wheat and dairy - how do you avoid it - by not buying processed foods - they are the foods that are high in wheat and dairy, buy produce and you will not find wheat or dairy in there unless you are specifically buy-in wheat or dairy :)
3 - organic is crazy expensive - i totally agree, in the supermarket it is really expensive, but try a local organic box scheme (uk companies like Abel & Cole or in Ireland we have Green Earth Organics) They are much cheaper and pretty much the same as your non organic supermarket prices, plus it gets delivered to your door.
So some simple rule:
1 - buy produce not products
2 - make a list
3 - don't shop hungry
4 - avoid anything with diet/low fat/low calories etc
5 - stick to your list
6 - do not stock up on treats for others, if it is a partner they can always buy something at the time they want it, if it's young children you can buy them something while out if needs be, it doesn't need to be stocked up in the house.
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.