A weight loss nutritionist has revealed the three things she would never buy at the supermarket.
Angela Martin, from Melbourne, said she always grabs the salad from the back of the shelf, never eats bacon and prefers the small snack-sized packets of crisps over big bags.
She shared the groceries that never make their way into her trolley in a viral video posted to her popular Instagram page.
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Nutritionist Angela Martin (pictured), from Melbourne, has revealed the three things she never buys at the supermarket
When picking up bagged salad, Angela said she never grabs the first one on the shelf but goes for the one at the back with a longer expiry date.
Secondly, she said she never buys bacon because she doesn’t like the taste of it.
‘It’s just something I don’t enjoy eating,’ she said.
Finally, Angela would never purchase the big bag of Smiths crisps but instead gets the box of 20 small individually portioned packets.
The health coach’s clip racked up more than 25,000 views and sparked a debate about bacon while some followers shared their supermarket hacks.
When picking up bagged salad, Angela said she never grabs the first one on the shelf but goes for the one at the back and won’t buy bacon because she doesn’t like the taste
Finally, Angela would never go for the big bag of Smiths crisps but gets the box of 20 small individually portioned packets instead
‘I can’t stand bacon! When my husband cooks bacon I have to open every window in the house.. the smell alone makes me feel greasy, like I need a shower! So happy I’m not alone,’ one person wrote.
‘Gotta have bacon in your life, otherwise why bother,’ a second disagreed.
‘I have four kids so I buy the packets of chips on sale then portion them into small zip lock bags myself. Saves me so much money and only takes a few minutes. I do this with Shapes as well,’ a third explained.
‘I always pick the salads at the back as well,’ a fourth replied.
Previously the nutritionist revealed how to meal prep an entire week’s worth of food in 30 minutes.
She prepared her breakfast, lunches and snacks for the work week and made blueberry oats, vegetarian Mexican salad, mango chicken with coconut rice and broccolini, Greek yoghurt and fruits.z
Nutritionist Angela Martin (pictured left) shared how she prepared several meals for the week in half an hour
Preparing meals in advance is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and Angela said it can help control hunger levels.
‘If you’re super busy but still want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, perhaps slim down a little and just feel good in your skin… This is how I meal prep in under 30 minutes,’ she said in an Instagram video.
‘If you find meal prepping overwhelming and time-consuming, have a look at this prep breakdown.’
First she prepared three servings of the vegetarian Mexican salad in as little as five minutes and placed a paper towel on top of the food.
‘With the paper towel, it basically helps absorb some of the humidity coming from the veggies so it keeps them fresher for longer,’ she said in the clip.
For her second lunch meal she prepared two serves of mango chicken from Aldi with coconut rice and broccolini, which she admitted tastes ‘so good’ (left). For breakfast she made coconut, lemon and blueberry oats (right)
For her second lunch meal she prepared two serves of mango chicken from Aldi with coconut rice and broccolini, which she admitted tastes ‘so good’.
For breakfast she made coconut, lemon and blueberry oats and for snacks she bought Greek yoghurt and fruit.
‘If you’re looking to get leaner, planning and preparation is going to be SO important to help you stay on track,’ Angela wrote.
Angela’s top meal prep tips:
1. Keep it simple
2. Choose meals with similar ingredients
3. Figure out your timings
4. Purchase pre-packaged foods – such as frozen vegetables or canned goods
‘Most women fail to achieve their goals because they are not prepared and they just wing it.’
The quick meal ideas show you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen making food from scratch.
‘All you need is a good plan of attack and a couple of simple, healthy and delicious meal ideas,’ she said.
The tips received praise from other Instagram users who dubbed the ideas as ‘inspiring’.