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Retrain your cravings: 5 ways to learn to love healthier foods

By Lisa Gosselin, January 16, 2013 - 1:15pm

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Lisa asks: How have you fallen in love with healthier foods?


This statement from tip #3 above is contradictory: "The more contrast on your plate, the more pleasing the perception is and the less you eat, shows a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research. One way to do this is make sure you get a variety of colors on your plate. In the study, people who ate white pasta Alfredo on a red plate ate 22 percent more than those who were served the same amount on a white plate."

Shouldn't it be "people who ate white pasta Alfredo on a red plate ate 22 percent" LESS?


07/09/2013 - 2:39pm

some cool ideas...


01/29/2013 - 4:29pm

I weened myself on to healthier food by taking the food I love and looking up recipes for it. The Internet is a great source for delicious recipes. Then all you have to do is phase out the oils, cheeses, sugars, white breads, etc. Fruit is an incredible tool, because you can make anything sweet and "sugary" by adding fruit, and effortlessly get in most of your 5 a day. Yogurt is also a fantastic tool, you can make anything creamy with it, including all kinds of dips. Same with avocado.


01/20/2013 - 3:09pm

7 colors of food at every meal? If I made that a rule I'd definitely lose weight, because it would take me all day to get together all the food for just one meal.


01/20/2013 - 3:03pm

Interesting tips which will work, I am convinced of that it will work.Thank you for this information.
I may be oldfashioned but in my childhood days I was simply told to eat the plate empty.
And out of respect for my parents we did that.
Why can't that be done nowadays ?

Another way would be to let them drink green smoothies. In fact it is the same idea : give the vegetables a sweet taste. Our goals is the same : let our children stay healthy. On our health !

Koos Dorssers


01/19/2013 - 6:07pm

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