Changing palate / cravings with IF

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elle_the_belle

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One thing I've found over the past few months is how my palate has changed. Previously, I would enjoy really rich foods: cheese, meat, chocolate, wine etc. I've been doing IF since August, currently half way to my weight loss goal. I've also cut out sugar, junk food, all snacking etc.

I've found that I have lost my appetite for these rich foods. I'm vegetarian most of the time, only eating meat occasionally when I'm out. Similarly, I rarely drink wine, eat cheese, and amazingly, chocolate lasts ages in my house! This hasn't been intentional, but has happened on its own.

This has been an unexpected benefit of IF. It means I'm less reliant on will power to eat healthy. It's encouraging that when I get to goal weight and can begin maintaining, I know I have all these good eating habits.

Have others found this as well?
 

J B Runner

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Nov 18, 2019
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Pacific Northwest
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Intermittent
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To fat.
One thing I've found over the past few months is how my palate has changed. Previously, I would enjoy really rich foods: cheese, meat, chocolate, wine etc. I've been doing IF since August, currently half way to my weight loss goal. I've also cut out sugar, junk food, all snacking etc.

I've found that I have lost my appetite for these rich foods. I'm vegetarian most of the time, only eating meat occasionally when I'm out. Similarly, I rarely drink wine, eat cheese, and amazingly, chocolate lasts ages in my house! This hasn't been intentional, but has happened on its own.

This has been an unexpected benefit of IF. It means I'm less reliant on will power to eat healthy. It's encouraging that when I get to goal weight and can begin maintaining, I know I have all these good eating habits.

Have others found this as well?.

It’s been strangely easy so far. I haven’t once felt ravenous, and I haven’t really felt like eating and snacking my way through the feeding window. I have just eaten normally, avoiding sugar and other fast carbs like normal. I started feeling better physically almost immediately. In such a short time frame I doubt I have dropped any weight, but I feel thinner, if that makes sense?

The thing about this that is great is that I’m sleeping through a good portion of it, making the bookends fairly easy, I mean this is something I can do. And it feels good. It’s waaaay less difficult than I imagined. And it’s waaay easier than following some diet BS. I’m super stoked!

Because I’m drinking water and tea in the fasting time hydration has gone way up, I’m finally drinking enough, so another wish box gets ticked right there, lol.
 

J B Runner

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Nov 18, 2019
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Pacific Northwest
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Intermittent
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To fat.
I guess what I neglected to say is that no, so far my palate hasn’t changed, but what I will generally eat was already pretty defined ie I cut out fast carbs, manufactured sugars, etc years ago. What has changed in a relatively short time is my sense of smell. It has become greatly enhanced. Since smell is such a large component of taste, perhaps that is a factor in your experience.
 

Sean

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Aug 9, 2019
40
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New Zealand
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IF 17:7
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72kg, 10.5% bfat, hoping to maintain 75kg 12% bfat
I definitely can manage cravings super easy now. Also, if I get busy and time flies I could go most a day without eating or even noticing. I think the body becomes really good at knowing when it NEEDS food, not WANTS food.