Hungry Girl to the rescue!
I hear you. And I think a lot of people are in the same tough spot. Here are some tips to get you in and out of the supermarket safely...
Don't shop hungry. You've probably been told this before, but it's really the most important piece of advice anyone can give you. Even if you arrive with good intentions, it's a little scary what happens when your stomach does the shopping!
Stick to the list. If you haven't been making a list before you head to the store, it's about time you start! Really think about what foods will set you up for success. Then stock your cart with those items, including guilt-free swaps for tempting fattening treats.
Avoid trigger foods. What's a trigger food? Anything that you just can't stop eating once you start. For me, it's salty, carby stuff like chips. As hard as it may be, don't put that food in your shopping cart if you KNOW you'll wind up overdoing it. Or go for the pre-portioned, single-serving options.
Count your samples, or skip 'em. Those small bites at the supermarket can really add up. And they'll seem a lot less appealing once you've tallied up those calories! Don't fool yourself into thinking they don't "count."