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By Lisa Shaker-Knopp (
Why is it so hard to start a weight loss process? First, changing the foods you put in your mouth can be a challenge to your taste buds. Especially, the first week of any program. It is part of your body’s way of rejecting the process you are forcing it into. In fact, some of the food will taste chalky or even repulsive as your body goes into ketosis (fat burning). Believe it or not, some of those same foods will taste better the next week. It is a weird phenomenon, but it happens to almost everyone. You have to have faith and be willing to step a little outside of your “box”. It is important to keep in mind that what you are doing is temporary to change your chemistry from the inside out! Weight loss is a process, takes some work, but will help you change your habits and your health.
I know for me, once I removed all of the “junk” food and toxins from my body I craved the healthy foods, especially the vegetables and greens.  What seems so hard at first, is so much easier later. When you attempt to put those old foods back in your mouth with such anticipation of their delightfulness, but then you start chewing and realize those items don’t taste near as good as you remember. That kind of stinks, but it is also a good check and balance system for you later in your maintenance process.
Once you establish a new normal way of eating and preparing food, you will never want to go back. Does that mean you won’t enjoy the “pleasure” foods? Of course you will; however, you will be much more satiated with your new way of eating. This website was created to help you in your journey of learning to cook and prepare foods in a new way, with ease and flare. Don’t be afraid to tantalize your taste buds with flavors, spices, herbs and textures. Variety is the spice of life. You don’t need to stay in your rut, venture out and explore the options. Your body, mind and soul will LOVE you for changing your habits.


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