Online Grocery Shopping – Yes or No?
There is no doubt that shopping online has become more popular, but have you done grocery shopping online? There appears to be a trend for online grocery shopping now. People that are watching their weight are taking to the computer to order their food. Research shows that for the majority of us, touching at the store tends to lead us to buy. Eliminating the touch factor and concentrating on going for what you need on your computer is beneficial to your goals.
1 Big Difference – Time
One difference with shopping online is you can be strict with buying straight from your list. Often when you are in the store, there is smooth, mellow music playing that relaxes you and slows down your pace. This makes for a more extended trip than necessary and more chances of swaying from your list. Shopping online can be much faster, and you can even set a timer to push yourself through the ordering process.
Plan your Shopping List
A recent study showed that more than half of the snacks purchased are unplanned. Over ¾ of people push to their comfort foods in the store regardless of the calories. When calories counting is taking place while shopping, almost 70% purchase the better choices, according to University of Mississippi research. Eliminating the stroll and shop can be very valuable to your health and fitness goals.
Why not try the online grocery shopping available? Many online store sites have introductory first deals, membership options, or exclusive sales available only online. Search out the websites with cheap or free delivery. Watch for ways to clip coupons or combine products to save even more money. Virtual purchasing may save you time and money and enhance your nutrition. Your time is valuable, so use it carefully and smash those goals.
For my family and lifestyle, I use Shipt to shop from Publix, and Target! If you have never tried it, here is my code to try it out. You order your groceries/items online (laptop or an app on your phone), and a local shopper shops for you and delivers to your address. You set your delivery time, special requests, etc. It is GREAT for people who are pushed for time and can’t get to the store, or have a sick child at home, or you are home sick, or you thought of last minute food needs! AND…with the addition of Target, you can also get any Target home items, etc delivered the same day too (think Amazon, but SAME DAY)!