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Good evening to everyone, I went to the grocery store today and bought all of my groceries that I thought I would need for this coming week and made a comment to someone that made some sense to me which was going to the grocery store can be a lot like eating fruit with the necessary items all on the outside that you need the most while the secondary items are all in the middle. Like most fruit with the goodness in the peeling and the calories on the inside to fill us up and keep us satisfied until our next meal. I have bought some more greens so I hope to make something this week again that will be a healthy dish for me along with some dessert.

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Last updated: Mar. 22, 2013 9:28 pm
Posted: Mar. 22, 2013 8:23 pm
Answered by: Wendy Martin Turley
Mar. 22, 2013 9:28 pm
I'm an Interior Decorator and yes it's something we are actually taught. 97%(approx.) of people go through the aisles and spend little time in the outer circle. Most time is spent going through the aisles generally. You will find highly processed foods in the aisles of which are more expensive because of processing and packaging. However, there's a theory (not sure if it's true or not.) spend more time in the outer circle buying your food and you'll loose weight. The things you find in the outer circle, plus baking and dairy pretty much covers all meals if you're willing to do a little prep and cooking. Some think you can drop fat, salt and sugar from your diet shopping only in these areas. I don't know if it's true or not. I miss many of the aisles cookies, soda pop, candy aisles on a regular basis as we have multiple medical conditions. I did notice some health benefits and believe it or not a decrease in my grocery bill and less garbage. But an increase in preparation, cooking and baking. Not a problem for me I batch multiple meals and freeze to save time. You need to know what people in your house are willing to eat in your house and what your lifestyle will accept in time to make the food your family will eat.
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