Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Mar 27, 2017 Tip

Many significant events in your life are celebrated with food.  Food is also there when everyone else has abandoned you. Is it any wonder that your unconscious mind associates food with comfort, control, acceptance, self worth, confidence, happiness, etc.?  However, food doesn't really provide any of these things. There are many sensory associations that trigger certain eating behaviors. For example, many people desire something sweet after a dinner meal. It may be that after you eat something savory, that taste on your palette triggers an association for something sweet.  You may have connected these sensory cues every time you followed eating savory food with a sweet food.

You can retrain your palette.  Whenever you have the feeling that you just have to eat cake or ice cream after dinner; it may be that your unconscious mind has linked flavors and sensory data to initiate this behavior.  You can try and retrain your palette by making a conscious effort to practice new ones. Instead of eating sweets, you can drink water, brush your teeth, or begin some other enjoyable activity that doesn’t involve food. 

In addition, you should know what you’re eating. Keep a food diary and write down everything that you eat.  This will help make your conscious mind aware of what you are eating.  Understand your Diet Center program and become familiar with the delicious and nutritious food choices. When you knows what’s good for you and practice good behaviors, you can retrain your unconscious mind to help you achieve your goal.