From a young age we are conditioned to know want sweet and fatty foods. A mother’s breast milk is sweet and is the fuel for her baby. Our ancestors were conditioned to seek out fatty foods as they were more calorie dense and necessary in times of famine when food was hard to always come by.
Fast forward to today, and food is EVERYWHERE. Prepared foods, ingredients, can be found nearly within minutes of where you are. Companies and advertising has encouraged us to purchase fat, sweet, and salty rich foods because they are convenient and inexpensive on their end. On our end, it’s easy to justify as they taste good and are a bargain for our wallets.
That’s NOT the case for our bodies however. What our bodies need more than ever today is nutrients and from the foods rich in Water, Lean Protein, and Fiber. We need whole real foods of these sources.
Our tastebuds have been coerced into wanting the poor, and passing by the necessary. The longer we go, day to day, giving in to these poor foods, whether it’s fast food, fried food at a restaurant, or dessert at a sweet shop, the further we get from retraining our tastebuds, our desires, and our health towards healthy food choices.
YOU Need to Take A Stand. Training your tastebuds, minds, and eyes to want cleaner foods takes work:
– Practicing abstinence for periods of time
– Forgoing fried and fat loaded foods for lean protein and veggies or salad
– Flavoring your food with herbs, spices, and lean flavor rich condiments
– Eating reasonable amount of food homemade to understand flavor with less salt
– Dining where there is less poor temptation and more foods conductive to this lifestyle
There also must me MENTAL TRAINING done. Shifting your thoughts and ideas behind food choices and eating.
– being open minded to trying new vegetables
– Acknowledging that it may take up to 13 TIMES of trying something new to even consider liking it
– Being confident in going against the commonalities
– Limiting temptation to avoid draining your willpower
– Sharing and expressing your goals to those around you so they are aware (family, SO, friends, coworkers)
– Taking care of yourself through stress reduction, rest and sleep, and a healthy lifestyle
– Seeking out other enjoyable activities to do daily, weekly, or monthly as needed
The longer we go without trying to change for the better, it may be a bit more challenging, or take longer time. ITS COMPLETELY WORTH IT THOUGH! We owe it to ourselves to seek out a healthy lifestyle. To live healthy and well and eat that way to! I encourage you to begin shifting your thoughts, and actions, towards a diet and lifestyle full of cleaner and flavorful foods!