Have you ever been eating and although you were quite full, you continued to eat – not because you were hungry, but because it TASTES so damned good?
Now of course you can attribute this to the wonderful flavor of the food but, sadly, you can also attribute it to chemicals and additives designed to make it taste so good you don’t want to stop eating.
I’ve experienced this myself, where I’d eat to the point of feeling nauseated afterwards.
So what’s the solution?
What can you do to stop yourself from overeating merely for taste?
Sometimes simply REMOVING the taste from your mouth will help you stop eating. I know it’s worked for me.
I’m sure you’ve probably heard of people cleansing their palates during wine tasting or after each course when eating a 5-7 course meal so the flavors really pop.
Well it can also help you stop eating when the urge to eat is based solely on how good the food tastes as opposed to hunger.
Here are a few things I’ve done that you can try too:
- Brush your teeth being sure to clean your tongue as well.
- Drink water with lemon or lime juice in it
- Chew a stick of minty gum
- Eat some light fruit
- Chew on a sprig of fresh parsley or mint
A few other things I’ve read you can try that I’ve not personally tried before are:
- eating celery sticks or fresh, tart apple slices
- drinking lightly brewed green, black or mint tea
- eating lemon, lime or mint sorbet
After cleansing your palate (or beforehand), PUT THE FOOD AWAY! Out of sight, out of mind.
Keep these tips in mind during holidays or anytime you just can’t get enough even if you’re about to bust.