Are you a foodie?

 

Do you love to explore new foods, try different flavors and live life on the taste-testing edge? Do you find yourself day dreaming of gourmet meals dancing like sugar plums in your head? Okay, that might be weird, but seriously, are you an adventurous eater?

 

If you answered “yes,” you may notice that your love of food exploration has helped you to slim down and feel better. Foodies tend to graze rather than gorge—and this helps to keep the calories in check. So, check out just how being a foodie can help you to achieve your weight loss goals.

 

Becoming a foodie gives you a whole new outlook on food, an appreciation of different flavors and the essence of savoring each bite.

 

Graze Not Gorge

 

Foodies love to visit fine restaurants where portions are smaller, but richer in flavor. They love to check out the top rated or new restaurants to put their taste buds to the test. Although this food may be dense in taste, the portion control will help you stay slim, and you may even lose weight in the process.

 

So, skip overeating and taste the flavor while enjoying each bite.

 

This will help you to avoid the food amnesia that goes along with bigger portions. Often, we don’t even realize how many calories we are consuming because our taste buds go numb due to the larger portion size!

 

Foodies are Careful

 

Rather than polish off a box of cookies, most foodies want to eat a meal with texture, flavor and of quality. They tend to be careful when choosing what they put in their mouth. They have smart taste buds that do not want to overdo any one taste. Just like the saying, “everything in moderation.”  Become a foodie and think about the food you put in your mouth before you over eat! Your skinny jeans will thank you!

 

Foodies Love to Explore

 

Enter a land of happy bites and slim waist lines. Foodies tend to be adventurous and celebrate foods of various cultures. Celebrate the different flavor combinations and check out a new restaurant to put your taste buds on the ride of their life. Taste rather than inhale while you savor every bite!

 

When I started to appreciate food, my choice of dining changed along with my body circumference. I was also much happier overall because I was not lethargic from overeating!

 

Cook with Passion

 

Become a celebrity chef in your own home and put your heart into every dish you create.

 

As you cook your meals, put passion into the dish you are creating, and you will taste the difference! Simply knowing each ingredient and feel pride in the quality makes the meal taste even better. Who wants to eat an endless buffet of cheap, ingredient-created food? Not me!

 

Prepare quality and healthy meals to enhance taste along with your weight loss.

 

Limit Processed Food

 

Since foodies are sometimes known as the “food snobs” of the world, you will not see them eating a bag of chips or a box of donuts—they crave whole foods or fresh created meals.

 

They don’t even crave junk food because their taste buds are more sophisticated. This makes for a dynamite weight loss plan, since processed food tends to cause weight gain. So, become a foodie and lose weight in the process.

 

Foodies Do Not Eat Out of Hunger

 

Rather than caving into a craving, foodies do not eat out of hunger, but as a hobby. They enjoy every spice, texture and taste. Be happy eating healthy, freshly prepared food and never worry about overeating again. Really taste the flavors and just enjoy this experience. Eat less and love food more as you lose weight as a foodie. Who knew?

 

Foodies Thrive on New Experiences

 

Enjoy new meals as new life experiences and you might just lose weight in the process. Have fun and enjoy light meals in terms of portion sizes, while making new, delectable memories.

 

With all these positive aspects about becoming a foodie, you may want to rethink your next bite. Check out your local grocer for local ingredients or head to the finest nearby restaurant to have the dining experience of your life. You can even check out the food delivery services that send you the ingredients in the perfect portion size to help you to be the best chef!  You might even lose weight in the process by portion-controlled taste testing!

 

Are you ready for the challenge?

 

Tara

Tara Zimliki is a nationally recognized weight loss expert, personal trainer, health coach, health writer and founder of Tara’s Bootcamp, the Premiere Bootcamp of New Jersey. Tara also runs her own blog, funfitmama.com