IN A WORLD OF DAILY STRESS, FAST FOOD AND A SITTEN LIFESTYLE there is nothing more valuable than wellness. How to quickly get in shape, cheer up and instantly feel better - our express instruction will tell you.
That awkward moment (or awkward hour and a half) when you came to the supermarket for a set of groceries for a week, and in the end did not take even half of the ingredients for a full menu, but grabbed a bottle of an incomprehensible sauce, three types of hummus and glasses for wine. There is another extreme: in an effort to secure a healthy diet, we buy up all the "healthy" products from Western food blogs for an hour, and then we peer in horror at the check. You can and should pamper yourself, but aimless wandering around the supermarket takes much more effort, time and money than a targeted purchase. We will tell you how to quickly assemble a grocery basket for a week and not forget anything important.
If going to the supermarket or the market is not fun for you, but a necessity, do not do it spontaneously - spend more money and nerves. It is better to plan the day and the approximate time: it will be possible to walk through the rows with dignity and relaxation, and you will not have to fit in ten minutes.
Think over the approximate menu options for the week, decide what you need for quick snacks, which delicacies will bring less harm, but more pleasure, and how you can please guests.
List foods. Seriously, how many times have you forgotten about eggs and olive oil and bought chips instead? Chips are delicious, but it's best not to eat them. The list can always be supplemented on the spot, but the approximate price of the issue will be immediately clear. Compose it in your phone - you will hardly forget your smartphone, and if you are used to notes on paper, put them in your wallet.
If the list of products is not with you, there is still a way not to get confused. It is not necessary to scroll through all 27 positions in your head - you can make semantic blocks: breakfasts (oatmeal with milk, scrambled eggs, cottage cheese with anything), dinner (pasta, vegetable stew, pilaf), snacks. The brain is able to process a limited amount of information per unit of time, so scientists are advised to combine it into larger blocks.
Buy products by department. First vegetables and fruits, then dairy products, meat or fish, then bread and treats - or in any other order. This will save you from nervous rushing around the store, save time and help you not to forget the most important thing.
At the checkout, don't be distracted by chewing gum and candy bars (even cereal - they're not as useful as they seem). If you followed our simple advice, then in case of nervous snacks you have already chosen not the most harmful food, and there will be time for spontaneous shopping during the week.