02/27/2012 09:46 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Bad Supermarket Habits To Break

5 Bad Supermarket Habits to Break to Lose Weight & Save Money
By Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine

Since I need to eat at least three times a day, the grocery store is one of those unavoidable parts of life. And like other activities that I tend to do over and over again, when I’m there, I default to autopilot -- idly shoving familiar things into my cart while I think about something else. Well, it’s time I wake up. It’s a new year and the desire to slim down and maybe save some money while doing it just might be enough to snap me back into coherence while I’m shopping for food. Below are five common pitfalls that can hinder weight loss or cause you to spend more at the grocery store, and I offer ways to avoid them.

What are your grocery shopping tips to save money and eat well?

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By Hilary Meyer, EatingWell Associate Food Editor

EatingWell Associate Food Editor Hilary Meyer spends much of her time in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, testing and developing healthy recipes. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.