“Reality Check” is an article series which looks at common mistakes people make when they begin dieting for weight loss. We’ll check out some ‘thought adjustments’ that will help you make better choices on your journey. The articles include tips, new ideas to try, strategies to follow, and encouragement to keep you moving forward.
Stay safe when shopping for healthy food
“You have to act like everyone around you is a virus-carrier…”
While this might sound like an exaggeration, it is something we need to keep in mind while we’re out shopping for our groceries and healthy food. It’s also important that we are aware of the safety of the essential workers and retail staff. They are working so that you can buy essentials. The least you can do is help keep them safe.
Grocery shopping is one of the few reasons we need to go out in public at the moment (unless you’re an essential worker). So when you go to the shops, how do you stay safe AND keep the other shoppers and retail staff safe?
Here are a few suggestions based on Govt regulations and common sense:
- Wear a cloth mask (preferably a triple-layered one). The majority of stores have made it compulsory to wear a mask when entering.
- Stay at least two metres away from other shoppers
- Avoid physical contact with anyone. Handle your own card transaction, and tap to pay if possible.
- Don’t touch items unless you’re buying them
- Wipe down your trolley and sanitise your hands when entering and exiting the store
- Don’t touch your face
- Wash your hands after unpacking your bags at home, and wipe down your kitchen surfaces, too. You can also wipe down the grocery packages if you feel the need to.
Be wise, be vigilant, be safe. Take care.
Read more in the ‘reality check’ series below:
- Weight loss reality check: Don’t believe in unicorns
- Weight loss reality check: What about bread?
- Weight loss reality check: 3 Weeks at home doesn’t have to ruin your diet
- Weight loss reality check: Ramp up your immunity with protein
- Weight loss reality check: What exactly is processed food, and is it ALL bad?
- Weight loss reality check: How to form long-lasting habits
- Weight loss reality check: How about something easy for a change?
- Weight loss reality check: Who’s benefitting from your diet plan?
- Weight loss reality check: Are your goals good for you?
- Weight loss reality check: Your relationship with food is key
- Weight loss reality check: What is a ‘healthy’ body weight, anyway?
- Weight loss reality check: New Year’s (every) day
- Weight loss reality check: New year, new you? Here’s the uncomfortable truth
- Weight loss reality check: Some extra calories are better than others?
- Weight loss reality check: Holiday diet dos and don’ts
- Weight loss reality check: The caveman diet?
- Weight loss reality check: Should you eat like a lion?
- Weight loss reality check: Don’t turn to food for comfort
- Weight loss reality check: Maybe you need to eat MORE
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