Consider Getting Your Groceries Delivered
While it may seem like a luxury, getting your groceries delivered may be quite practical. Once upon a time the thought of ordering food from a restaurant and having it delivered to your home seemed a luxury, too. But just as ordering take out has it’s advantages, so does grocery delivery. More grocers are offering this service, with many services now available in South Florida. Order your selections online, have your groceries delivered at the time you decide, and pay the delivery person in your own home. No trips to the grocery store or lugging the bags into your home. Sound appealing? Let’s take a look at the benefits of getting your groceries delivered.
- By not stepping foot in the grocery store, you will not be tempted by buy things you don’t need. The chips you like may be easy to toss in the cart at the store as you walk down the aisle, but when shopping online you’d have to specifically search for them to find them. You may be tempted to try treats when they’re on sale at the store, but you may be less likely to buy them at home. Also, as you see your total purchase price rise as you fill your basket, you may be more choosy with what you put in your virtual cart.
- You will have more time to prepare your grocery list, and to look in your pantry to see what you are running low on or if there is an item you need to complete your recipe. Can’t remember if you have enough greens or if they are wilted? Go check. Do you have enough chicken for tonight’s dinner? Look in your freezer. If not, order it. You may find your meal planning gets easier when you order food while in your own home.
- Does the smell from the bakery area or food samples get your stomach rumbling? Grocery stores are designed to sell you food, and they use pleasing aromas to achieve that. By ordering from home, you completely side step the cravings brought about by the bakery or samples. Chances are you don’t have fresh bread baking in your oven right now, so your temptations may be lessened in your home.
- Many people buy take out or fast food on the way home from work because it’s easier than stopping at the grocery store on your way home from work. But, if you know your groceries will be on your counter shortly, you may be less likely to stop for take out.
- By not going to the grocery store, you may have opened up an hour or so of time in your day that you can use to exercise. Use that block of time to go to the gym, take a fitness class, go for a run, or walk, or swim. You’ve now got the time.
While some people may be worried about the increased cost of paying for the delivery service, some money can easily be recouped by not buying the extra items you tend to thrown into your cart before heading to the checkout. Those special deals and featured items the store flaunts near the register that weren’t on your shopping list- you probably won’t be getting those anymore.
The above suggestion is offered by Dr. Shillingford, M.D., P.A., a board certified general surgeon specializing in bariatric weight loss surgeries, including adjustable lap band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass. Dr. Shillingford and his staff enjoy providing our patients with information on incorporating food and nutrition into a healthy post surgical bariatric diet. Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric band, and gastric bypass patients come from all over South Florida, including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Delray Beach, Orlando, Port St. Lucie, and the Palm Beaches.