Brain Battles: How To Win Your Mental Struggles Over Food Part 2 – Let’s talk about shopping…

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Plan to Shop

Many of us have no set time when we grocery shop. We head off to the store when it’s convenient, or worse yet, when we’re hungry and realize there’s nothing in the house. Ask CEO of Pro-Train, Chris Wilson and he calls this – “the chaotic shopping syndrome”.

Here are his tips:

  1. Pick a time, one that works with your schedule, and plan it into your week. You’ll leave yourself enough time to shop, and again, won’t run off to the store every time you get hungry.2.
  2. Make a list for every shopping trip. A list makes you be conscious about what you’re buying. It demands that you think through your meals, and plan many days at a time. And, a list makes you aware of the pull toward impulse buys, and helps you resist them.
  3. Better yet, for those of you with no time or patience for shopping, head to www.protrainf3.com where you can place your order, select recurring orders, and be done with your cooking, shopping, and prepping of food in just a few minutes as opposed to several hoursJ If its your first time with us, give us a call @ 916-281-9339 and we can help you chose meals that will best suit your goals.
  4. Failure to plan is a plan to fail and what we use at our house is a erasable chalkboard like the one here (https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdp/latitude-run-dry-erase-monthly-calendar-memo-board-lrun8303.html) – plan your grocery shopping days, your workout days, your kids sports schedules, and what we like to call our Boulders (our non-negotiable events), and our Rocks (our next highest priorities) and our Pebbles (the movable events we fill in around our Boulders and Rocks).

Whatever method you choose to use for planning, build it into your life and watch how “easy” everyone else says you make it look;)

Stay tuned for Part 3…