Have you ever gone grocery shopping, bought everything that you wanted and almost never stuck to what you actually needed? That scenario seems very common to most of us. So what you can do is make a list - on your phone, on some tiny scrap of paper or even scribble it on your hand. Grocery lists can do more good than you ever thought:
Observe for 5 minutes - Think about what you like and what the healthy options around it are. For example, if you are thinking of stocking up on snacks - list different seasonal fruits and fill your jars with nuts. When you write it down, you tend you remember while you're in that shopping aisle.
Helps avoid bad temptations - It's there to remind you exactly what you need at the moment and helps you to stick to it without getting drifted away with unhealthy food items tempting you.
Helps you plan ahead - A well thought out grocery list can be made keeping in mind the coming week. It will save you the trouble of thinking about what to cook and eat everyday. Planning a healthy week goes a long way in staying fit.
Helps you keep track of your diet - When you make lists, you can refer to them all the time and keep a check of where your diet is going. Whether you're planning on toning yourself or attempting to lose some weight, having something to remind you of your eating habits can help tons!