” The following is just my anecdotal experience, and it’s probably not the same as your experience, but I’m not unique in the fact that my dietary preferences can change.
I had a legendary sweet tooth. I liked sweet food so much that I’d eat non-food items if they were sweet. I vividly remember my sister yelling ‘Mom ! Stephen ate my Mini Mouse chapstick again !’ That was my favorite flavor. I’d also take Tums, gummy vitamins, and candy I snagged from the grocery store into my room. I’d crawl under my bed and eat my forbidden treasures sneakily. (I don’t know how I survived childhood.)
I used to love candy and hate kale. Now I dislike candy and enjoy kale. I used to hate sauerkraut. Now I enjoy it. I used to eat at the worst fast food restaurants. Now I never do. I used to drink soda with meals. Now I always drink water.
Food preferences can and will change if there’s a reason for change combined with the right approach. I have a healthy diet now, and I’m the guy with weak willpower who loved candy.
You’re going to find that, with the complete freedom to eat unhealthy food, it’s going to lose a lot of its power over you. Guilt and shame compel us to self-destruct, and when you remove them by making all food fair game you can make better decisions. By combining this approach with daily mini habits and situational strategies weight-gaining foods will look differently to you than ever before.
I still eat unhealthy foods, but infrequently and in small amounts. When you regain your sensitivity for sugar, salt, and the like it will take much less to satisfy you. I used to pile several scoops of ice-cream into a large cup because bowls couldn’t hold enough. Now I rarely eat ice-cream but when I do one scoop satisfies me. I never deprive myself. My tastes have just naturally changed not by banning ice-cream, but by increasing my consumption of healthy food. Once I realized I liked frozen fruit with cinnamon and peanut butter nearly as much as ice-cream, I stopped buying ice-cream. “
The above snippet has been directly quoted from the book Mini Habits For Weight Loss which is a book that I dip into on a daily basis. It emphasizes that we should stop dieting because there’s a better way. It states that nearly all diets are ineffective because they’re based on dieting. Every person has a diet (noun) , but it’s only if you are trying to lose weight that you diet (verb). Dieting is eating and drinking sparingly or selectively to reduce weight. It doesn’t work. If you’ve tried dieting you know that.
Say goodbye to calorie counting, restrictive food bans, or other forced behaviors. In Mini Habits For Weight Loss, you will learn how to lose weight naturally in the precise way your body and brain are meant to change and without triggering biological or neurological resistance. Instead of reading yet another dieting book why not try a proven behavioral change strategy that your brain and body will welcome and respond to ?
Discover . . .
* Why it’s a terrible idea to forbid junk food.
* How some of the most impactful changes you can make don’t involve either diet or exercise.
* Why conscious calorie restriction causes long-term weight GAIN, and how this science has been publicly available (and ignored) for more than 30 years.
* How the body’s change process mirrors that of the brain, and why that is great news for losing weight.
* Creative strategies to mitigate weight gain from eating out, social events, and holiday binge sessions.
* Why eating fruit is essential to losing weight (lots of reasons).
* How to change your behavior and lose weight in the long term with mini habits.
Hope you found the above article useful.