Even though I consider myself an adult (well, almost), I have a confession, a deep dark secret. I hate vegetables.
I have tried to eat salads many, many times. I convince myself that today is the day I get healthy, and that eventually I will get used to the taste. But no matter how much dressing I drown them in or how much bacon I add, I cannot make myself like them.
Eventually I just gave up and admitted defeat. Well it turns out, I spoke too soon.
If you, like me, are interested in becoming a better person with a more grown-up and healthy diet, give this article a try. The author describes her struggle with eating her vegetables, the science behind picky eating, and shares a pretty interesting way of tackling the problem in just 14 days.
As the days passed, I started to dread my daily tasting menu less, with the texture of the fruit and vegetables becoming much easier to tolerate. I made another change suggested by a randomized controlled trial by Cooke and her colleagues that found a reward of a small sticker increased kids’ intake and liking of a disliked vegetable. My reward was a dose of Netflix.
Maybe there’s hope after all!
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