Yes, it is true! You can actually lose weight by adjusting your taste buds! Doing something as simple as substituting one kind of food for another, will get you accustomed to the taste and will go a long way when it comes to reducing calories and losing weight. It's only a matter of getting your body and your tongue used to good, wholesome and healthy foods!
When it comes to losing weight, it could be as easy as knowing what to eat and what is good for you, at the same time, knowing what to avoid. For instance if you crave sugary foods or drinks, try eating and drinking natural foods instead.
Foods that naturally come from nature, the way nature intended with no additives or preservatives are generally better for you. They usually are lower in calories and high in nutrition value. So the goal is whenever you get a craving for anything, you can find a natural, low calorie, more healthy substitute. A natural substitute for pop, would be natural fruit juice. Likewise, a natural substitute for a chocolate bar, cupcake or cookie would be an apple or an orange. A banana would make a great substitute for fatty foods because it has a natural creamy texture.An apple has as much of the concentrated sugar as sweets do, but without all the calories and fat content. And another added benefit is that the fiber content also makes you feel fuller. The next time you crave carbohydrates like in chips or bread, try eating a carrot stick. Popcorn is also very good when it comes to calming the craving of carbohydrates, but you must be careful not to add too much salt or butter to taste. While using an air popper, a Tbsp of butter and a pinch of salt, should be the maximum flavor added.
Adding sugar and salt to food can be habit forming. When you begin to add less, it will seem flavorless at first, but after about a week, your taste buds will begin to adjust. The amount of salt or sugar you used before will seem like too much, it will taste too salty or too sweet. And many of the snacks you used to enjoy will seem repulsive. So the challenge is in order to break the habit of requiring these types of food,, is to go without it for one week. You will be amazed at the difference.
Try drinking plain tea or coffee. If you haven't done this in the past, it may take some getting used to, but soon you will see how much flavor is actually there without any additives. Your taste buds will adjust and flavors will enhance all on their own. Soon you will see that you never really needed all those additives. Taking this small step will go a long way in changing your life setting up the beginning of your weight loss, giving you a place to start. You will know that once you accomplish this, that you can do a lot more, as you grow accustomed to more natural foods and say goodbye to the high sugar, high salt, high carbohydrates, high fat and high calorie varieties. This step sets into motion the sense that you can conquer weight loss, as you set up more goals for yourself with the high confidence to persevere.
So the bottom line here is whatever you feed yourself continually is what your body will continue to crave. Thankfully it only takes about a week to change those habits, if you stick with it. Try going for one week without adding sugar, salt, carbohydrates and high fat content. Give it a try, and see the results! If you can do this for one week, you are well on your way to weight loss success, as you continue to stick with these healthy foods. You will be amazed at the difference this small little sacrifice can make!