Food Shopping Tips for Women with EndometriosisFood Shopping Tips for Women with Endometriosis.

Food shopping has always seemed like one of those annoying chores to me.  Most of the time I would try to push it off. Then once the work week started I was a mess trying to stay on track with my eating habits, especially dealing with endometriosis.  To me, it was too overwhelming trying to figure out what foods I should get and which ones I shouldn’t.  However, now I have some excellent food shopping tips for women with endometriosis that I wanted to share.

As an Endometriosis coach, I work with my clients to ensure they have the tools they need to achieve their wellness goals successfully.  One of the important things we do together is learning different food shopping tips that can help, especially endometriosis fighters.

Food Shopping Tips for Women with Endometriosis.

  1. Plan ahead.  Planning takes the guesswork out.  Decide what day you want to go food shopping.  Make sure you know what you are planning to make for the next couple of days or the week.
  2. Be Prepared. Make a list of all the ingredients/foods you will need. This helps keep you from buying unnecessary items that will only end up in the garbage.
  3. Focus on real, nutritious foods.  These foods will help keep you moving forward on your wellness journey.
  4. Choose foods you like.  Forget about what the latest social media craze is for chickpeas.  If you didn’t like chickpeas before, an Instagram reel isn’t going to change that.  Focus on getting foods that you like, this way you will actually eat them.
  5. Try sticking to the outer aisles of the supermarket.  The outer perimeter of the store is where you will find fresh food options like fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and dairy products.  I only go down the inner aisles when I need something specific.
  6. Grab your proteins.  Choose your protein like beef, pork, chicken, bison, turkey, eggs,  or seafood that works for your body.  If I am going to buy processed meats like sausage or bacon, I opt for uncured with no nitrates, nitrites, or MSG.
  7. Stock up on those fruits & vegetables.  Choose fresh or frozen, whichever suits your lifestyle. Sometimes if there is a good sale on fruits, I grab some more and freeze them for my smoothies for the next couple of weeks.

Let’s talk snacks!!!

Working on your wellness goals doesn’t mean that you give it all up.  Allowing yourself to indulge is still ok, just do it in moderation.   If you find yourself heading down the cookie aisle, dont panic.  Make the best decision for yourself, choose a snack that will satisfy your cravings, maybe is lower in calories, lower in sugar.  I usually try to buy individual snack bags, this way I can grab one and feel satisfied, instead of eating directly out of a large bag or box.   You can also try a new recipe. Check out one of my favorites, Endometriosis Friendly Chocolate covered Dates.

It is important that you are gentle with yourself and remember that it doesn’t need to be all or nothing.

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