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    Shop the Perimeter for better health!

    Posted by Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer on Apr 16, 2017 7:59:00 PM

    shopping.jpgUnless you have been under a rock, you have most likely at some point heard of perimeter shopping at your local grocery store.

    What does this mean exactly and is it something you should consider? Perhaps!

    Perimeter shopping refers to the method of grocery shopping where the consumer shops theouter perimeter of the store and avoids the innermost section. The theory is that most storeskeep their fresh produce, refrigerated, and frozen sections on the “perimeter” of their stores. Ifone was to shop ONLY the perimeter, they would be less likely to encounter packaged,processed, often high in sugar goodies usually located in the center isles.

    While some stores are laid out differently and most deli’s offer amazing looking desserts onevery corner, perimeter shopping can help people cut down on the amount of processed foodsthey consume and purchase more fresh, nutrient dense foods.

    Foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy, lean meat, fish, poultry, beans, and nuts should fill your cart (or buggy if you’re from my neck of the woods) which are all typically located on the perimeter of grocerystores. If you or someone in your household has love for Little Debbie (I know she’s quite the looker!) just don’t go there! Stay away! If you do not buy it, it will not be in your house, and youwill not consume it. It’s time to dump Little Debbie! She will understand!

    Topics: Nutrition

    Topics: Nutrition

    Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer

    Written by Chris Sexton, US Fitness Personal Trainer

    Chris is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) born and raised in Georgia. He has experience in many realms of fitness including marathon running, Ironman triathlons, and weight lifting. He specializes in functional training and works with both kids and adults alike looking to improve their performance for sport, enhance quality of life, as well as general weight loss and fitness. Chris believes that health and fitness are a way of life and is not something that can be developed overnight. His goal is to educate and help his clients fall in love with a healthy, active lifestyle that they can maintain for years to come.