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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredWatch this video to learn more from Dr. Mehmet Oz about grocery shopping.
Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
To sidestep crowds and bring home healthy fare from the supermarket, it's all in the timing. In this video, registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth reveals the best six-hour window to hit the store.
Doreen Rodo, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
The absolute worst time to go shopping is when you are hungry. Make sure that you have a full stomach before you go. If possible, don't bring your kids if they are older and constantly ask for sweets and soda. The stores are generally busy on the week-ends so if you can go during the week, that would be best.
Paula Greer, Midwifery Nursing, answered
I like to go grocery shopping after I have eaten to assure I am not hungry and at risk for impulse buying. I go when I have no distractions like children/grandchildren so I can focus on the task at hand and have the time to read the labels and make sure I am always avoiding the five food felons. I also like to go when the sales are on but the crowd isn't there yet. I make sure I avoid going till I have a chance to plan my meals and snacks for the week so I can shop from a list.