Friday, April 27, 2007

Your Eyes Will Eat It

How often have you heard that your eyes will eat it but your stomach won’t? In this article I will attempt to shed some light on why this is. Obviously eyes are attracted to attractive things and that’s where this article will lead us.

As a guy I know that I see a beautiful attractive lady it wakes my eyes up. Well that’s no different when it comes to food. When we go on a diet it’s important to build your diet around your eyes. You need to make the food in your diet look good so you will want to eat it. You see this in restaurants all the time. They dress up your plate with greens and garnishes. Your mind automatically thinks if it looks good then it should taste good.

So in order to make your diet successful you have to liven it up a bit and you will get your self on the right path to making your diet work for you.

If something in life looks bad then we tend to stay away from it. Well the same goes for food. If we don’t like it were not going to go near it. Use different colors to make your foods stand out. Blanch your vegetables so they keep their color and use lemon juice to maintain color.

Vegetables come in many different colors so use this to your advantage. We don’t want to eat food that looks all wilted. If you want you can become an artist with your food. Another thing to remember is how important smell and taste is. Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t use spices and herbs to help enhance your meal. Just because you’re on a diet doesn’t mean you have to eat everything that tastes like card board. Hot peppers are what I like to add the most to my meals.

The next thing is texture. The food really does have to feel good in your mouth. Chances are you aren’t going to want to eat it if it’s over cooked and feels like mush. The secret is trying to make it taste and feel the way it did before you started cooking it.

The appearance of your plate will also help. You want to make the plate look as full as possible. You can spread things out a bit. Use up all the room on your plate. Drinking plenty of fluids will help during your meal. Drink your fluids during your meal instead of after your meal. Your stomach wont need as much food and water helps with the digestion of your food.

To have success in your diet you have to be willing to try new things. Everything we do always comes from our brain first. So in order for things to work we have to believe. Believing will guarantee success in not only our diets but anything we put our minds to.

Dale Mazurek

Dale has been working hard for the last 2 years on the internet trying to help people with different issues. You can check out 3 of his very popular blogs at or and

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