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    Tastebuds are changing.

    I'm having a green day today, just had my 2nd HEB..salted caramel hifi bar and it tasted so sweet it wasn't actually as nice as it was when it first came out. I also had a little bit of a milky bar and again it tasted so sweet..like I could just taste the sugar grains. Whereas before this SW journey I could easily have had a big bar of choc in an evening! Can anyone else relate to changing tastes?

    I'm also loving green tea more and more (Twinings gingerbread especially) and going off normal tea. I have one normal or decaf normal tea a day, otherwise it's green tea, water of no added sugar cordial for me!

    i'm not complaining though, find it quite amazing!
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    This is common and one if the reasons SW can be so successful. Our tastes change and our habits adjust. Like you I now only drink green and herbal/mint tea and generally water with some NAS Ribena. I had some Pepsi max the other day as a treat as that was always my go-to drink in hot weather and it was like drinking syrup. Yuck. I say go with it and revel in the fact that your body obviously likes this way of life. I'd say its a good sign for sticking to it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsTinaV View Post
    I'm having a green day today, just had my 2nd HEB..salted caramel hifi bar and it tasted so sweet it wasn't actually as nice as it was when it first came out. I also had a little bit of a milky bar and again it tasted so sweet..like I could just taste the sugar grains. Whereas before this SW journey I could easily have had a big bar of choc in an evening! Can anyone else relate to changing tastes?

    I'm also loving green tea more and more (Twinings gingerbread especially) and going off normal tea. I have one normal or decaf normal tea a day, otherwise it's green tea, water of no added sugar cordial for me!

    i'm not complaining though, find it quite amazing!
    I've begun to find the same, I still love my three squares of Dairy Milk chocolate sometimes but I don't crave it and am finding I want savoury things more often than sweet. Great isn't it?
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    Thanks for replying both cloudy that's exactly me too. I am definitely going off sweet things. I'm much happier with a plate of SW chips instead of a choccy bar now.
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    I can't say my love of sweet things has diminished, even after doing SW for almost 3 years! I love my Freddo in the evening, and really enjoy my Rocky Road hifi lights too! I do find that I appreciate the taste far more now that I only have a small amount.
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    I agree, i also love green tea and have about 8 different flavours now and haven't had a cup of tea with milk and sugars in for weeks, i did have some takeaway pizza on saturday and it made me ill for 2 days as i don't think my body likes the fat anymore so won't be doing that again x
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    I agree with lardylady, I haven't lost my sweet tooth and still crave chocolate on a regular basis although I have only been on SW about a month, but I have found that I can easily manage with only my hexb of cheese (I was a real cheesefiend before!) and I've noticed a few other little things too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieJYN View Post
    I agree with lardylady, I haven't lost my sweet tooth and still crave chocolate on a regular basis although I have only been on SW about a month, but I have found that I can easily manage with only my hexb of cheese (I was a real cheesefiend before!) and I've noticed a few other little things too.
    I think the most amazing thing is that I do feel in control of it, as yet, I've not had a major binge, since February, which for me, is surprising, I've always struggled with that 'I've blown it so now I may as well go completely over the top' thing. I sometimes struggle to use my HexB, usually end up using it with Alpen lights.
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    I work in an office and with the amount of birthday cake flying around on a daily basis at first on SW it was insanely difficult for me to resist a slice! Now the smell of cake near me actually makes me feel nauseous, much prefer to sit there with a piece of fruit rather than have a slice. Crazy how 6 months ago though I would have put my hand up straight away for a bit of cake!
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    Taste buds definitely adjust. I was having a pub meal at the weekend and my friend (sw target member) had scampi and didnt enjoy it as she could taste the grease - so used to sw cooking now!!
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    I was working yesterday and there was a buffet lunch provided. I'd brought along my own SW-friendly lunch, so I ate that and also had some of the fresh fruit platter that had been provided. I happened to be sat in front of the huuuuuugest bowl of ready salted crisps - which used to be one of my favourite things. Simply because I was sat in front of it, I ate 5 crisps (yep, I counted!). They were greasy and oily and not nearly as good as the Walkers Pops I've replaced them with!

    I reckon 5 crisps would be about 3 syns or thereabouts - so well within my total for the day - but what a waste of 3 syns!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen3 View Post
    Taste buds definitely adjust. I was having a pub meal at the weekend and my friend (sw target member) had scampi and didnt enjoy it as she could taste the grease - so used to sw cooking now!!
    Definitely agree with her. The greasiness, even the smell of it, certainly turns my stomach now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theria View Post
    I was working yesterday and there was a buffet lunch provided. I'd brought along my own SW-friendly lunch, so I ate that and also had some of the fresh fruit platter that had been provided. I happened to be sat in front of the huuuuuugest bowl of ready salted crisps - which used to be one of my favourite things. Simply because I was sat in front of it, I ate 5 crisps (yep, I counted!). They were greasy and oily and not nearly as good as the Walkers Pops I've replaced them with!

    I reckon 5 crisps would be about 3 syns or thereabouts - so well within my total for the day - but what a waste of 3 syns!
    Looking up and counting those syns certainly makes you think twice. I always try to look them up BEFORE they fall into my mouth, and more often than not, I decide they just aren't worth it but can then look for something (still synful) that is more worth it, if you see what I mean.
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    instead of wanting chocolate now i want boiled eggs. haha
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    My friend tried to talk me into having fish and chips again last week and I could honestly say to her that she should get them and enjoy them but that I didn't feel like it that day. I have to admit to peeling the batter off the fish her kids had left and eating that but it didn't feel like a hardship to turn them down, especially as I'd had some the week before.

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