I have a lot of resentment towards healthy foods, and towards my stubborn taste buds for not liking them. It’s a constant battle. Despite what you might assume from the decadent recipes that make up the majority of this site, I actually eat healthy foods most of the time. About 75% of my week is healthy, & 25% is whatever I want to shove down my gullet. This makes things difficult. I try so hard to eat healthy, but whenever I’m munching on an apple, I’m wishing it was a honkin’ slice of pizza with extra cheese.
I don’t understand why my taste buds are so against consuming what my body needs, and I know I’m not alone in this debacle. It doesn’t make sense when you think about it. According to evolution, we crave sweet things because sweetness signifies that they are good for us (or at least it used to), fruit for example. In contrast, we have a natural distaste for bitter things because bitterness is a sign that food may be toxic or poisonous.
Evolution, however, neglected to account for the invention of chocolate cake and other things that are sweet but basically not good for you at all. Talk about a miscalculation.
So if I’m supposed to like sweet fruits, why must I force them down my throat? Have I somehow devolved to crave processed sugars and foods that are full of fat? It’s definitely a possibility.
Or maybe I’m just a pig. There’s that too.