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Old 05-18-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Non-scale victory: CHANGING MY TASTE BUDS

I have a non-scale victory to share.
I hate skim milk, but it's a major part of my current diet plan. That's not
really a problem, because I'm hungry enough to eat whatever I'm allowed
to have, plus the cardboard box it came in. Anyway, I've been having
a lot of skim milk, every day for over a month now, and it's not a big
deal any more.
Well, I tasted 1% lowfat milk the other day and WOW it tasted like melted
vanilla ice cream. Seriously. I triple-checked the label because I thought
it must be full-fat.

I wonder if that's what people mean when they talk about developing
healthy eating "HABITS"? That term has always really bugged me.
If I eat 50 calories per day more than I burn, I'm going to put on a
pound of fat in 10 weeks. If the same thing happens for a decade, I'll
gain 52 pounds of fat. Eating 50 calories too many is not a bad HABIT.
A cup of chopped broccoli has more than 50 calories, for Pete's sake.
I'll admit that most people who put on 52 pounds probably shouldn't
blame their cruciferous vegetables for it, but still, if I struggle with
myself to avoid eating a pint of ice cream but I eat it anyway, that's
not what I'd call a bad "habit." You can call it lots of negative
things, but "habit" just feels insulting to my struggle.

If my tastebuds are jumping straight to ice cream whenever my blood
sugar is low (instead of reaching for a banana, and then if that doesn't
suffice, a yogurt, and if that doesn't suffice, a sandwich, etc.)
that might be what some people consider a "bad habit." Fair enough.
I still wouldn't call it a "bad habit," but I won't be so insulted by
the term. But for me, I'm calling it a change in my tastes.

See y'all at the finish line,
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Old 05-19-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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Yes, tastes can and do change, and it's a very good thing.

And that's why I can now tell to people who say they'll never eat veggies: "that's because you haven't learned to like them yet".
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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oh I agree about tastes changing! I started out using hotsauce for extra flavor in place of fattier things like cheese and butter and now I love hot sauce on everything! I use Frank's Red Hot. Now instead of a breakfast sandwich of egg and toast with cream cheese as well as melted cheese and bacon or sausage I have a breakfast sandwich with egg, occasionally a little cheese but hot sauce all over the egg, it's so delicious! I don't see it as a new habit, I see it as a new taste preference.
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