If you want to have a more nutritious diet, you have to confront your largest digestive organ. No, it’s not your stomach, it’s your brain. If you train your brain, then you will consequentially train your...Five Ways To Eat More Nutritiously
If you want to have a more nutritious diet, you have to confront your largest digestive organ. No, it’s not your stomach, it’s your brain. If you train your brain, then you will consequentially train your stomach. Many people perceive fast foods and other fatty alternatives to taste and look better when compared to their healthier counterparts. While taste has a role to play, it is the brain that does most of the heavy lifting. If you master your brain, you can influence your taste. Here are five tips that can get you eating more nutritiously.
1. Make it Look Good
One of the first things that attract us about the food that we eat is how it looks. Want proof? Think about all those shows you watch on the Food Chanel or the magazines. For the most part, the food looks exquisite. The chefs take as much care in dressing the plate as they do in preparing the food. It leaves you salivating and yearning for a bite and yet, you have neither tasted it nor smelled it. Liking what you see prepares your taste buds and stomach. If it doesn’t look good, then you probably will not want to eat it. Make sure that your balanced diet meal looks like something you are eager to take. Try and replicate some of the plate dressing you have seen. This can greatly improve a nutritious lifestyle.
2. Make it Smell Good
Its all about exciting your senses. Taste the food before you actually taste it. Now that you have gone past your sight, the next sensual assault should be the smell. How often have you passed by a restaurant and the smell got your mouth wet and stomach rumbling? You probably did not even know what was cooking, but you wanted a bite of it. Explore ways to make your nutritious diet smell so good, you can’t help but eat it.
3. Make it Taste Good
There are two ways that you can do this. The first, is to flavor your food with spices that mimic alternatives that you are trying to get rid off, in your diet. This way, you can eat your healthy meal and trick your brain into thinking it’s the regular meal you are used to having. The second one is to actually eat your guilty pleasure, but in drastically smaller portions. It turns out that as long as the taste is there, the quantity matters very little.
Keep it exciting by changing up the menu. Eating the same meal over and over again will get you bored very fast and will get you back to your guilty pleasure even faster. Introduce your taste buds to different varieties of fruits and vegetables and different ways of preparing them.
5. Engage Others
One of the best motivators of healthy eating is friends and family. Attempting to eat more nutritiously alone is possible, but harder to maintain. Challenging friends to join you makes it fun and provides accountability. Achievements are also better celebrated.
Therefore, work on changing your perspective as you change your diet. Happy, healthy eating.
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