Why Does Food Taste So Good?

I need to learn how to savour. It would make the taste of food last longer. Maybe. Salty, sweet, tart or spicy – I love them all. There are a few I don’t like. I’m not fond of liver or that green-grassy flavour either. I don’t like black liquorice, root beer flavour or that fishy taste that fishy fish have. But, pretty much everything else.

I need help. But, just by writing this I will be helping myself. I’m going to whine and vent about all the tastes that I love and even like it a little. But some (like chocolate) just push you to have a little bit more and a little bit more. Potato chips are just like that. Lays -“You can’t have just one!” I cannot have just one chip…or cracker…or almost anything. 

I am an emotional eater and that makes dieting very difficult because I NEED to eat when I am emotional. I eat when I’m happy, sad, frightened, excited, angry – oh wait! Any emotion makes me hungry! Sigh….

So why do things taste so good? Crunchy, greasy, rich, creamy – heck even the textures taste good. OK, not bananas. I’m not fond of bananas. I tell people I choke on the seeds. Have you even seen a banana seed? They are huge. But even with bananas, I love banana bread and banana cream pie and ever once a year, a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

Actual banana with seeds.
Not the ones we get. But…

I’m whining because I have to see my doctor tomorrow and since it’s after Halloween and all the wonderful fruits of Halloween (Milk Duds, Hawkins Cheezies, Aero etc.) I will not have a good weigh-in. I’m blaming the food. Again. OK, I haven’t been doing much aerobic exercise. OK, none. I haven’t been journalling since I went back to work. I’m tired. Yeah, that sounds good. An excuse – but a good excuse? Ok, not a good excuse.

Oh well. I’m back on my journal today. I will have yogurt with Alpen for breakfast and savour the flavour! The diet starts again and I will try to forget the leftover mashed potatoes and gravy in the fridge. Hmmm, might make a nice breakfast?

Oh well, thanks for listening. ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on November 6, 2012.

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