Taste sensation: does it rule our food choices?

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Taste sensation: does it rule our food choices?

Imagine how different eating would be if we were choosing foods not to satisfy our craving for sweet, salty, crunchy or creamy taste sensations that so often rule our food choices.

Eating such foods can make us:

  • Tired
  • Dull
  • Bloated
  • Fuzzy
  • Speedy
  • Depressed
  • Lazy
  • Craving more

Some foods that we choose to eat can leave our body feeling:

  • Light
  • Awake
  • Aware
  • Vital
  • Nourished
  • Wanting to work
  • Playful
  • Joyfully alive

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Choices about food

What is really going on in our body when we eat chocolate?

A friend shared recently that she was talking with her children about food and what really is good for us versus what just tastes good (and may even say is good for us but really isn’t) when she found herself talking about how we have ‘bossy taste buds’ that don't always want what is good for our body, and how –

The more we feed our taste buds sugary and salty foods, the bossier they become.

We want to eat healthily but we want it to be tasty too, so we fall for the billions of marketing ploys around food, including the golden words:

  • Low calorie
  • High nutrition
  • Healthy
  • Fresh
  • Natural
  • Organic
  • Super food
  • Sugar free
  • Fat free

All these enticing words allow our bossy taste buds to override what we know makes us feel great, and gives us false permission to have our so called ‘healthy’ cake, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, health bar, cereal, bag of chips, snack food – and eat them too, under the guise of making ‘healthy’, ‘nutritious’ and good food choices.

"We annihilate the truest truth when we override how we truly feel."

Serge Benhayon Esoteric Teachings and Revelations, pg 250

Our bossy taste buds also lead the way in our not being able to stop eating. We become slaves to taste when we are faced with an over-sized packet of chips or snacks – we just can’t stop.

Research has shown a direct correlation between super sizing snack products and fast food and the rise of obesity [i]. The food industry is complicit in making sure our taste buds lead the way, and has designed foods that override our natural inbuilt mechanism to stop eating when we are full.

Rising rates of obesity and diabetes are showing us that when our bossy taste buds lead us to crave and over consume, they make us sick … very sick

Is it possible to find a way of eating that is driven not by sensation or sweet rewards, but by an awareness of what foods leave our body feeling light, nourished, free of constraint and so very lovely to move, work, sleep, make love and live in?

If we develop a new relationship with our body,, we will most likely become aware that our bossy taste buds have no regard for our body. When we make our body boss, we can make food choices that sustain our body to feel naturally well every day.

Living every day in a vital body and in connection to yourself is something no food can match

Beyond all the books, programs and information about healthy eating, at heart we already innately know everything there is to know about food – we can learn to trust that awareness and base our choices on that, including what and how much food our body needs to live clean, clear and well.

The more we develop this relationship with our body, the clearer it shows us that bossy taste buds not only have no regard for our body but actually lead us to make food choices that abuse our body. When we make our body awareness the boss, we eat to feed our taste for living in and sustaining a body that feels naturally amazing every day, and to the pleasure of consuming simple food and water.


  • [i]

    Peretti, Jacques. The Men Who Made Us Fat. BBC Two, June 2012.

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