Hunger Hack #2 - Revive Stronger / by Mark Runza

Hunger Hack No.2 - Unrewarding foods.

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😋The better something tastes, the more we want to eat of it, makes a lot of sense right? The opposite can also be said for foods that are less delicious, we tend to want to eat less of them.

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😑When you’re dieting you already limit tasty foods to a degree, because most of the time they’re high calorie. Such as pop-tarts, they’re not the smartest choice for someone trying to eat less. Many of us then turn to try and make our diet foods taste better, which could actually lead us to shooting ourselves in the foot.

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🤔You might find that the fact you can make your diet foods tasty helps keep you adherent to your diet. However, you may also find that you can make food so tasty that you just want to keep eating more! Thus making your diet harder to stick to.

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👉An example could be oatmeal, a plain bowl with blueberries tastes OK. If you added some sweetener on top it would taste MUCH better for every few calories & if you added say some sugar free chocolate sauce it would start tasting REALLY GOOD. The tastier the food is, the more you’re likely to overeat it, that’s the problem.

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🤙So it might be worth trying to keep your foods somewhat more plain, less rewarding. Personally I like to use this throughout my day and leave my tastier treats to the evening, this prevents me overeating but also I don’t hate my diet.

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❓What’s your experience with this? Do you find yourself making diet food taste almost like not diet food?

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