Getting used to taste, and lack of.
Apparently it takes 15 tries to get used to a taste of a particular food, for children. In my opinion, it probably takes a lot more for adults. The beauty of being a kid is that you are either praised for trying new things, or scolded into trying new things. For adults its whatever you want to do or don’t want to do because of course it is your right. But I find that especially adults don’t want to try knew food “because they just know they wont like it.” How many times have you heard this excuse from a kid?
I know that my willingness to try new things is above average, I am willing to try anything and everything regardless of how it looks or smells, or what it is called. A lot of people however, admit to being ‘picky’, I find this especially with vegans.
However, what I find as particularly interesting is that some people who are in for weight loss are also surprisingly picky about the food that they are willing to eat, or not so willing to give up.
Dr. Laurie states that when she suggests people try the Keto diet, she is immediately met with confusion. Everyone has their issues, from colon’s that have been removed to ongoing issues with colitis. The truth is that to be on the Keto diet, you do not have to eat more fat, you just have to work on cutting out the carbs.
When going on the Keto diet, or when adopting any new lifestyle change really, you have to be willing to try new things. Those new things might be scary, or weird, or boring, but what is the worst that can happen? You don’t like it? The truth is that any new change is scary and you have to do the new behaviour over and over again in order to start to make it acceptable. It is true with new foods and it is true with new behaviours too.
Change requires sacrifice. More often than not that sacrifice not only includes giving up the foods that make sense to you from your childhood, but also requires you to sacrifice your comfort that those foods gave you from your childhood.
Until you have reached your new goal weight, you have to accept that you will feel discomfort, whether it be hunger, or drinking more water than your used to, or yes, even putting in a little effort in finding what you LIKE in your new diet.
So, in other words, give your new food, combination of foods, new recipes and new behaviours fifteen tries before you decide. Then, and only then can you truly decide what makes sense.
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