When it comes to eating clean and healthy, a major deterrent is giving up our favorite unhealthy/junk foods.
A diet made up of processed, chemical-filled, sodium-rich, & sugar-loaded foods has desensitized our taste buds, making the foods that are healthier for us seems bland and unappealing. A piece of fruit which is naturally sweet, suddenly doesn’t taste so sweet because your taste buds grow accustomed to the extremely sweet “not-so-good for you” foods.
Once you detox your taste buds, you’ll notice that foods taste differently, more vibrant, and you’ll even find the foods that are overly salty or sweet to be somewhat unbearable.
For myself, even a very small amount of sodium tastes very salty to me. Same goes for sweet foods. On the rare occasion I happen to eat processed and/or chemical-filled foods, I can immediately taste the unnatural substances in the food. YUCK! Usually, I can’t even bring myself to swallow the food and will spit it out. (I don’t even chew gum anymore.)
You will also notice that as you eliminate these processed and unhealthy foods from your diet, you will crave them less and less, to the point where you don’t crave them any longer. That is the goal, isn’t it?? Simultaneously, you will find that fruits and vegetables taste sweeter and more appealing! It’s like you are eating an apple for the first time. I bet you will begin to enjoy and even crave vegetables, some of which you used to hate, trust me! It’s like your taste buds are waking up after a long slumber.
It can take approximately two weeks to notice a change, but this time frame can vary from person to person.
What do you think? Are you up to the clean eating challenge?
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