A little more than a month into starting the less processed lifestyle, my family traveled to visit relatives and my sister brought Doritos to a family picnic. I was surprised at how quickly my husband and I resorted to wolfing these down. That was 5 months ago. Now, I don’t think we’d be eating those Doritos so enthusiastically. In fact, a few days ago I found myself with a small bag of Doritos (impulse buy when standing in line for an hour and a half at a grocery store clearance sale) and couldn’t eat more than a couple of them. They were just overly salty and chemically tasting. In the last week I also found myself barely able to eat a Milano cookie thinking it just tasted a bit like plastic (These cookies used to be among my favorites).
Turns out that as we’ve been eating fewer processed foods, our tastes are changing, and we are finding that we actually prefer simpler, less processed foods. We’ve gotten used to the yummy more rustic tortilla chips with an ingredients list of corn, oil and salt. Same for the potato chips that contain only potatoes, oil and salt. Turns out once you get used to the taste of the actual food rather than all of the crazy additives and chemicals that are supposed to make it taste better, you can actually prefer the real food. Now I just need to get myself used to fruit instead of chocolate 🙂