This is one of those life lessons that I wish I had learned a lot earlier. Or one that I would have been able to incorporate into my life at an earlier time: Eat Only What Tastes Good!
|but only if it's amazing!|
How often do we eat something just because? I know that I do. And I often keep eating because it is still on my plate. Not because I am hungry. And not because what I am eating tastes good. I am a stress eater. If I am stressed I go to the kitchen and find something to eat. It's just what I do. And once I start I keep putting it in my mouth even if I don't really want it anymore.
Recently I hit upon the idea "only eat it if it tastes more amazing that anything you have ever eaten before." Now that can sometimes get me into trouble. Like with a bag of Lindor Truffles. They taste so amazing that I just keep unwrapping them and popping them into my mouth. And close my eyes and luxuriate in the amazing feel of one melting on my tongue. It is almost orgasmic. Oops, I shouldn't have wandered there. The answer to this problem is to only buy the smallest package and not very often. I love my Lindor Chocolates.
Wouldn't it really help us with our weight issues if we only ate what tastes good? (And quit eating when it no longer tasted good). Like when you are full and another bite will make you vomit. I imagine there is even a cookie out there that doesn't really taste that good. I haven't found one yet, but I'm sure there are some out there. I wouldn't eat raw celery or kale except that it is good for me. I really don't think either taste all that good. Life's too short to not eat what tastes good.
So my mantra for 2015 is to only eat it if it TASTES REALLY GOOD. How do you think this would work for you? I'll let you know if I stay fat or become one of those skinny ladies!!
Other of my Lessons are here.