Friday’s Focus—Eating Out of the Box to Make Healthier Choices

Waiting in line at the grocery store the other day (a very l-o-n-g line, between the Sunday sales and an impending snowstorm), I had a lot of time to people watch. I absent-mindedly watched a woman in line next to me as she unloaded her cart with item after item of something that was either a paper product or some type of processed boxed, bag, or frozen food. Processed. Every. Single. Food. Item.

I get it—snowstorm = snacks and sales = stocking up. As I discretely looked around at other shopping carts, I saw more of the same except here and there peeking out were a bunch of bananas; fresh eggs were in the cart in line 3; and apples and a Club savings-size flat of blueberries in the cart right behind me. Now you’re talking!

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that I didn’t have some boxed or bagged items of my own, but I don’t rely on processed foods and I believe that our bodies deserve better.

Next time you go shopping or even just to pick up a few things for dinner, think twice when you reach for that box, which promises you dinner in 10 minutes. The long list of ingredients on that side panel is not an invitation to dinner but rather an invitation to bad health and poor eating habits.

Do yourself a favor and let today’s focus inspire you to stop eating out of the box and begin to make healthier choices.

Have a good weekend!
Keeping it light and singing LiLoLa [Live, Love, Laugh] all the way…