Food should be simple.
In order to enjoy simple, real food, we have to enjoy the taste.
Have a look at what I’ve been nibbling on until my husband gets home.
These beets and carrots have nothing on them: no oil, spices or other flavours. I just cut up the beets, threw them with the carrots on parchment paper, and put in the oven on 350 degrees for 35 min.
They are so tasty!
BUT…that’s because I’m not clogging up my taste buds with foods high in fat, salt and sugar. My body is getting trained to like simple, real food.
Think about it. When we’re eating poorly (think: cheese, chicken fingers, cookies, potato chips) the last thing we’re interested in is vegetables, unless they’re slathered in fatty dressing.
I’ve learned that it takes a little time and commitment to health to rewire the taste buds, so they will welcome veggies on my tongue.
Once rewired, it’s easy to enjoy delicious healthy foods.
Your body naturally craves what you give it. I am trying to give my body good food as much as possible. When I give the gift of veggies, fruit, beans, grains and starches to my taste buds, they want more!
Although we need to retrain our thinking when it comes to eating well, resetting our taste buds is even more important. Speaking of taste…
Excuse me while I go munch on a few more beets.
Wishing you health and success on your journey.