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Our sense of taste is the most unusual of all of the senses. The taste buds actually replace themselves. The rest of the senses are unable to do this. The sense of taste even comes back after it has been assaulted with chemotherapy.
The french researcher, Olivia Petit, from the University of INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux, France has taken this sense of taste and looked into it. She does not believe that it has to involve self-control by ignoring all of those sensory delights around us. So learning to integrate the sensation of eating should be what drives us.
One of the strategies that she uses is to SAVOR THE FOOD THAT YOU EAT!!! If you take a sip of orangeade and hold it in your mouth, you will drink a third less. What happens in the mouth doesn't stay in the mouth, it signals the rest of the body what is going to come on down.
Imagination can help too. If you picture yourself eating a whole bunch of M&M's then you will be satisfied with just eating a few, this will satisfy the craving. People eat more food when they are served larger portions. But if you imagine eating the food in detail then you will have a more sensory experience of the food. So less is eaten. If we become more aware of the color and the crunchiness of the food and how it affects our taste then good things can happen. These ideas even apply to eating what we would consider bad foods.
LENS neurofeedback will bring a greater sense of awareness. It will help with multiple levels of sensory awareness.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.