Starting a new diet or healthy eating plan for the new year? Here's how to use Instacart to help you stay on track.
OK, you've committed to a healthier diet this year and you've put together a meal plan. Now all you have to do is follow it—go grocery shopping and make your new healthy keto, paleo or Whole30 recipes. Sounds easy, right?
Not so fast. One of the biggest obstacles to healthy eating is all the temptation at the grocery store. You're out shopping, taking the time to read the labels to make sure you're choosing compliant foods and you end up spending more time in the grocery aisles. Next to all your favorite snack foods.
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I find one of the easiest ways to resist temptation, especially when you're just getting started, is to stay out of the grocery store as much as possible. Out of sight out of mind. Here's where Instacart can help.
What is Instacart?
Instacart is a grocery delivery service that shops for you at local stores, including organic options, and delivers your groceries to you in as little as an hour. You can shop online or on the app—or pick your groceries up at the store if you prefer.
How does Instacart work?
You'll need to sign up for an account, then you can shop from your computer or the app. Just select your grocery store and start adding healthy items to your cart.
If you're using a meal planning service like this one or this one, you can send your meal plan ingredients directly to your Instacart shopping list. Then just add anything else you need and place your order.
You'll get your groceries delivered without the temptation to deviate from your healthy shopping list. And using this simple trick can help you stay on track when grocery shopping.