I think our tastes change once we clear out all the artificial additives they put in food to trigger our appetites and make us overeat. There are many different forms of MSG they put in just about everything, plus the artificial flavorings and flavor boosters and excess sugar and salt. When your food isn't full of these excitogenic ingredients, triggering pleasure centers in the brain unnaturally, then that trigger you used to have for binging is gone or at least greatly reduced. And when you do have something with all that stuff in it, it just tastes funny or worse.
Originally Posted by reallygravity
When I first switched to a high fat, low carb diet I was shocked how immediately I wasn't hungry anymore and now I had nothing to think about. I was really confused. What are you supposed to do with your thoughts when all the obsessive thoughts about food and making sure you don't get hungry are gone? I guess you can read Mark's Daily Apple all the time. Or do more fun things.
Anyway, enjoy your binge-free existence. There may come a day when it comes back. I am having a hard time not eating too much chocolate lately. It would probably be better if I ate ice cream, but I don't like ice cream (too cold.)
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 162.5 x 2