A friend was talking about his favorite “bliss foods” the other day as we exercised at the gym. When I asked him what a bliss food was, he replied that it is a food that tastes soooo good it makes you want to keep eating it.
My mouth was watering as he described eating strawberry cheesecake. I looked up the word “bliss” in the dictionary; it means feelings of enjoyment, pleasure and satisfaction. So my friend was right, bliss foods do make us feel satisfied.
The problem with bliss foods is that often our favorite ones are loaded with fat and/or sugar, which is why we crave them and get pleasure from eating them.
So with Valentine’s Day chocolates just around the corner, what is one to do?
Here are a few suggestions for enjoying those bliss foods without craving or overeating them: