I have a confession. I’ve lost 145 pounds without stepping foot in a health food store. Crazy, I know, but I have never ever stepped foot inside one before. In fact, they scare me. I feel like they are full of scary food like dried crickets and things I can’t even pronounce. It took me a while to figure out how to pronounce Quinoa (Keen-wah). The fact that I pronounced it qua-een-o-ah for a long times makes me want to climb under a rock from embarrassment. I prefer to stick with my trusty ol’ Wally world and small family owned markets that I know like the back of my hand.
I do believe that health food stores have great qualities. I mean the fact that it’s full of nutritional foods and goodies make it a health junkie’s heaven. Plus there is no temptation, everything there is “healthy”. So why don’t I shop there? Besides the fact that I don’t like change and I’m scared of crickets, it’s because I feel I have better options for myself.
When I first started losing weight I lived in a really small town. We have one grocery store in town and if you need something that they don’t have, it’s an hour each way to the closest Wal-Mart. I got good at choosing healthy food from a small selection. As long as the store you’re in has a produce, meat, and dairy aisle you can eat healthy.
Costco has a great selection of Organic food that I love to get. They have organic produce, snacks, meals, etc. Remember this, just because it’s organic does not mean it is right for you. Make sure to read the labels and make sure the organic item does fit into your calorie and macro count.
The city I live in now is getting a new health food store and I am pretty excited to conquer my fear and go shopping there. I know a few of my co-workers shop at another health store and they always come back with some cool things. I will update you once I’ve shopped there and let you know what I think of it.
Hi my name is Whitney and I'm a mom to 2 adorable boys and the wife to a sports loving, handsome man. I'm outnumbered but wouldn't have it any other way. I'm navigating motherhood one fart joke at a time. Welcome to my crazy life!