If you are trying to stick to your resolution of getting healthier, Aldi can help.

aldi to stop selling candy at checkout
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One of the most frustrating things about being on a diet is waiting in line at check out. It's true.

Why? Mostly because I have no self control. I sit at the check out line staring at candy. At first my will power is strong. I think to myself, it's completely acceptable Lori to buy that chocolate peanut butter thingy. It's got your two favorite things, peanut butter and chocolate. No Lori, no! Don't do it. I calmly turn around. Then I feel my will power slowly slip.

It's as if the chocolate peanut butter thingy is talking to me, saying, come back to me Lori. If you eat it in the car no one will ever know.

Well sure as the sky is blue, I'm eating that delicious chocolate peanut butter treat in the car and I feel guilty for days.

Aldi understands this struggle is real.

According to WREX, they have announced that they will be replacing candy in the check out aisles in it's stores.

No this doesn't mean Aldi wont sell candy anymore, it will just be located at a different section of their store. A section that I will run past every time I shop to make sure I'm not tempted.

Instead of candy at their checkout aisles, Aldi will be replacing candy with healthy alternatives like trail mix, granola bars and dried fruits.

This will start by the end of the year in about 1,500 stores across the country. First to see the changes, stores in St. Louis, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and Minneapolis.

I think this is absolutely fantastic, what do you think!? Let me know in the comments below.


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