Sunday, March 2, 2008

Perimeter Shopping



Okay, so I'm not really sure if this is a diet or not, but it should be. You know, the theory that if you keep most of your shopping to the perimeter of the store, then you should be buying the least processed and healthiest foods? I tried it today and here is what I came up with. I will tell you that it is not fool proof, because I had to pass up the bear claws and chocolate donuts in the bakery. And the triple-cream brie and salami in the deli.


My experiment in shopping also corresponds to starting "The Biggest Loser" tomorrow with my Mom's Club. I am going heavy on fruits, veggies, beans, whole grains and low fat dairy. I've never tried the steel cut oatmeal, but from the several times doing Weight Watchers, people have raved about it. I'm finding out that it takes almost an hour to cook though, so my plan is to have a piece of fruit and coffee when I wake up and eat this in the later morning. If its just too blah, I did buy some cranberries and almonds to throw on top. Good luck to all my fellow mommies....I will be posting my struggles and cravings on the Yahoo group.

2 comments:

east bay weekly said...

your biggest loser diet (and results!) will be most interesting.

please post your groups' progress.

i am currently on a low-carb diet for the nth time. it's so hard to stick to!

cheers!

claudia.powers said...

I will be following your perimeter diet, which could mean that you would be working on the perimeter as well as the interior, for a more healthy you. Having been on Weight Watchers for 1-1/2 years now, I just don't seem to be able to work it to it's potential. But, I am definitely sure that it is the best way to lose and keep it off, but you have to count those points, if you don't do it you can't stick to it! Love ya, love your blog!