Normal grocery stores really do have things you want to put in your mouth. Some of them are produce, some are in cans, some are produced at the grocery store, and others are in bags. But the key to finding them, is to rule out the “Big, Bad Three”.
Let’s start with the non-produce, non-dairy, prepackaged foods. Think about food in cans, frozen foods, and foods in bags. If you are buying frozen or canned beans, or veg, or fruit, the key is to find items that don’t have weird ingredients added to them.
Once you start taking a peek behind the curtain, and reading the ingredients of the foods they purchase, then you have access to choosing the healthiest options. What you will see when you look is that there are additive sugars in everything. There is sodium in everything. There are preservatives in everything.
Look for them. Find them. Then you’ll see those items in the ingredients list, you can use that to choose the healthiest items on the shelf. More importantly, you can rule out the products that have ingredients that are bad for your weight (sugar), heart health (sodium), or overall health (artificial ingredients).
So the first best solution for shopping at a grocery store is to find the big bad three: sugar, sodium, and artificial ingredients.