The evolutionary psychology of our eating behaviour is a fascinating topic and here the entertaining psychologist Douglas Lisle explains some of the reasons why our modern life makes it really difficult to be healthy – or even enjoy good food.
Douglas challenges us to ‘reset’ our taste buds with a fast of 1-3 days. This will make our taste buds more sensitive to flavours other than the excess of fat and salt which we’re dependent on, thus making diets, etc. more successful. An interesting idea.
I’m all in favour of tasting more, so I tried the day-long fast. I can honestly say it was one of the more difficult things I’ve done for years. My day felt all empty and sad without cooking and eating. I really didn’t think I would make it though, though I did in the end.
And yes, food tastes good today. 🙂