Today's tip goes a bit into the psychological/philosophical realm. My
husband says I am unique (:, but I believe anyone can learn this, so
I am going to share it.
I have learned that the sense of smell or the sense of sight can
satisfy my "hunger" or rather "desire for food" without the sense of
taste. If I can master this idea and its application, which at times
I must admit it is hard, then I can enjoy looking at the front window
of a pastry shop without having any calories, or I can walk by the
bakery and have a smelling feast without having to eat anything. I
have convinced myself, so now I believe it is true, that many of
those fattening foods smell better than they taste. I can smell it
for a long while and maybe take just one bite satisfy my taste buds,
which as you know are connected to your sense of smell. It would be
sufficient to take one bite to "analyse" the price that you must pay
for what you get. Thinking of the hard exercise and days of famine
you must suffer, you may decide it is not worth it and choose to just
enjoy the God given senses that give us pleasure without guilt. Does
all this make sense to you? Give it a try this week and see how you do.
Let's keep on keeping on!