By Jorge Cruise
Published November 03, 2013
If you want to change your eating habits, start at home. A well-stocked kitchen will increase your chances of sticking to a healthy diet.
Start with the basics: whole grain pasta, brown rice, dried legumes (lentils and split peas), canned beans, frozen vegetables and olive oil.
Then, shop for staple items each week such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, low-fat dairy and soy products.
And donâ€™t forget to plan ahead. Never leave the house without a shopping list. Keep your list current by updating it throughout the week as you run out of various foods.
Before you leave for the supermarket, do a quick check to see if you need to buy staples such as beans, oils or vegetables. And make sure to eat a small snack before heading out.
Research shows that people buy more unhealthy foods when they shop on an empty stomach.