At the supermarket

Brown rice. Oatmeal. Salmon. Frozen spinach. Cherries. Basalmic vinegar.

A few general rules help me at the supermarket:

  1. Make a list before you go.
  2. Eat before you shop, so that you’re not hungry, and therefore better able to stick to your list.
  3. Shop the periphery of the store, where produce and other fresh food tend to be.
  4. Avoid the middle aisles as much as possible
  5. Avoid “new and improved.”  Avoid “healthy.”  My oatmeal has 1 ingredient = Oatmeal!

I did get something from the middle aisles = frozen spinach (the only ingedient).  I noted there were far more rows of frozen pizza than frozen veggies 🙁

And lastly, maximize your activity level in every day life:

  1. Park far from the front door.
  2. Return the shopping basket.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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