1. Withdrawal Method: Slowly start removing sugary, salty, fatty foods from your diet. These foods literally blunt your taste buds making you have to have more of it to get the same effect. Pick one category a week and eliminate your problem foods one meal at a time.
2. Increase the Good Stuff: Be sure that every plate has these 3 categories of food, vegetable, starch (brown rice, quinoa, etc) and a protein (lean meat, beans, lentils, tofu, etc.). Be sure to slowly increase the amount of the veggies on your plate, decreasing the serving size of your meat portions or substituting the meat for another protein.
3. Mix the Old with the New: It’s ok to add a little bit of the least healthy ingredients with the good. For example, adding a little parmesan to the broccoli. In essence you are masking the taste a little, but the brain with start to associate the good taste with the broccoli alone and you will start to require less masking
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