This section provides tips for reading food labels when shopping. It also provides options for choosing low-calorie foods instead of higher calorie ones, as well as tools to help you choose wisely when food shopping.
Low-Calorie Shopping List
Fat-Free Versus Regular Calorie
Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative
Fat Matters, But Calories
Healthy Weight Tip
Prepare a list of the groceries you need ahead of time, and stick to the list when you go to the store. This will keep you focused and can help prevent any spur of the moment, high-calorie purchases.
In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh meat, poultry, seafood, and pork, keep your kitchen stocked with this list of heart healthy ingredients to make it easier to plan and prepare the meals in the Keep the Beat™: Deliciously Healthy Eating cookbook. These ingredients can be used in both main-dish meals and side dishes. They are available in most grocery stores and are easy to use.