In love with Cheesecake
One common reason why many people have a hard time losing weight is because they think that they will have to give up eating the foods they love. The torture of not having that delicious piece of cheesecake is more than they can bear. And for what? It takes tremendous effort and sacrifice to pass up on foods we love to eat in order to start the process of losing weight. And the worst part is that there is no apparent result in the short term. At the end of the day, whether you have been eating healthy foods and exercising or not, there will be no difference except for the fact that you will be extenuated and rundown or proud and encouraged. But even with much encouragement, such a tremendous feat is very hard to keep up in the long term. The real solution in my opinion is not having to give up on foods we love but giving up on loving these foods to begin with.
To make my point, here is a little story; A guy comes up to me saying he has just met this girl and he is totally in love. I ask him why. He says; because she is beautiful, nice to talk to and they have a blast when they go out together. Six months later the guy is no longer with that girl. Again I ask him why. He says he hates that girl because she is such a bitch. What happened? As they got to know each other better, they discovered aspects that were not visible at the time of their first encounter. Did the girl change during that period? No. What changed was the guy’s perception of the girl.
That being said, you can now ask yourself; what is my perception of food? And what is that food doing for me in return? I mingled upon this question for quite a long time and guess what? That cheesecake I loved so much turned out to be a bitch!
By the way, have you ever asked yourself why you love and gotta have that cheesecake so much? The answer can be deceiving. Taste, that’s all there is to it! Some may say it can also be the smooth and creamy texture. I don’t think that texture is an issue, mud is very similar and I don’t see anybody having a mud overeating problem. Is it possible that the whole overweight phenomenon that has the population by the throat is mainly caused by taste? I would be curious to know what would happen if we could grow broccoli that tastes like vanilla ice cream. Maybe that would be considered as faking it but it just might work. Although I have been gaining control over my brain and I am not obsessed with the wrong foods anymore, I still can’t get myself to think that broccoli tastes better than vanilla ice cream. So maybe faking it is the way to go.
Anyway for me the best way to get my mind off the instant gratification that comes from taste is to find a greater gratification that can replace it. Ask yourself what is it that gives you the most pleasure besides eating and try to do that until your thoughts are saturated and there is less time to think about cheesecake.
Written by Claude Viens
Author; The most powerful weight loss device ever made; The human brain.