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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    I have totally noticed my tastebuds change over the past couple of years (as I ate healthier!). And I can’t say that I mind! I’m glad that I’ve found a better appreciation for fruits and vegetables.
    Michelle @ Eat Move Balance recently posted..Tomato, Caper and Artichoke Sauce

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve tried vegetables I’ve never had before, too.

  2. Esther

    I think I am one of few people that *hates* extra sugar in my coffee. A little cream goes a long way in my book. I personally enjoy those Natural Bliss creams by Coffee Mate. It’s not that lactose dairy free crap. While they may not have any spiffy flavors like peppermint mocha or caramel macchiato, they have vanilla, sweet cream, and caramel, and those suit me just fine.

    I am in the process of trying to retrain my tastebuds when it comes to pizza and pasta, because those are two foods that I just can’t quit!
    Esther recently posted..On the Instablog: Hanging in the bathroom.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I really liked that Natural Bliss coffee creamer too. I’m really sensitive to the fake sugars.

  3. Roz@weightingfor50

    I have absolutely noticed my tastes have changed over the last year or so. I have little desire for for artifically sweetened things now, and go for smaller portions of the “real deal”. Have a great day Lisa.
    Roz@weightingfor50 recently posted..“The Fringe”

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Me too! I’d much rather have a smaller amount of the real sugar. I can totally taste the fake stuff and it’s gross. I do bake with the Splenda Blend sugar because it’s a mixture of sugar and splenda and I can’t take the artificial sweetener.

  4. I ❤ 2 Eat

    My tastes have definitely changed over the years. I didn’t used to like a lot of vegetables when I was younger, but now I’ll eat almost anything (except brussel sprouts ;)). I went without any type of sweets or adding sugar to coffee for a period of 3 months, and fruits and even vegetables tasted sweeter – the purpose was to see if I could do it, and I did. I went back to sugar, but believe that your taste buds can be retrained – only if you want to!
    I ❤ 2 Eat recently posted..Have A Heart – For Yourself

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s funny how sugar taste changes. I’m super sensitive to things that are too sweet. For example, squash and sweet potatoes do NOT need additional sugar. They are sweet enough for me. Also, when Michael and I get dessert out we have to split it because neither of us can handle a big portion of dessert anymore.

  5. Daphne @ Daphne Alive

    Wow! Pretty shocked to be mentioned in your blog! I’m also glad you understood what I was getting at! 😀

    To answer your question at the end of the post, YES my taste buds always seem to be changing. Obviously with the coffee example, but in so many other areas too. I now enjoy water, when as a kid I hated water. I now love Asparagus, melons, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, squashes, and a myriad of other healthy foods that I only ate fried or covered in cheese. I’m now happy to say that I can eat all of these without salt and sauces 🙂
    Daphne @ Daphne Alive recently posted..Fantastic foods, company and Christmas decorating

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I totally got what you meant! It was a good comment, too.

      Good example on the water! I used to hate drinking water and I had a big glass of milk or soda with dinner every night. Now I drink ice water or sparkling water. I can’t imagine not drinking it now.

  6. Diane Fit to the Finish

    Yes – we definitely can retrain them – I know I did. Mine were overwhelming conditioned to sweets and over time those sweets I once loved became “too sweet” for me.
    Diane Fit to the Finish recently posted..Putting Food in a Whole New Place in Our Lives

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