You hear it every single day, in some form or another; “Eat healthier foods. They are good for you”. Yeah yeah. Clearly everyone knows that foods like fruits and vegetables are good for us, and foods like cake and ice cream, and wings and burgers aren’t so good for us, yet we continue to eat these foods in excess (and we continue to eat too little fruits and vegetables). What’s the deal? Why wouldn’t we all take the advice of health professionals everywhere, and eat healthier foods more often? Why wouldn’t we eat unhealthy foods less often? Why why why? I’ll tell you why. We just don’t like the taste of healthier foods as much as we like the addicting combination of flavor found in the fat, salt, and sugar loaded foods that we buy in restaurants and we secretly stock up on in grocery stores.
More from Katz’s article;
So what am I getting at here? Why did I make this a “Motivational Monday” post? Because, I want to motivate YOU to stop making excuses for why you aren’t eating healthy. I’m sick of people telling me “but I prefer the taste of a donut in the morning”, or “I can’t eat my pizza without first adding salt to it!”, or “I can’t eat pancakes without at least 3 servings of maple syrup”.
Let’s continue with more from Katz’s article…..
Want to read more about how it’s really true that you can change your taste buds (or, at least change your desire for more sweet and more salt in your foods)? Read the book Taste What You’re Missing, by Barb Stuckey. It’s fascinating. She explains this in a bit more detail starting on page 320. Thanks for reading!