Naturally, I am not attracted to every guy I see. There are several physical features on the outside of men that attract me more to some than others. However, I have been fooled on many occasions by men who simply knew how to present themselves well….
For instance, have you ever seen a guy who dressed so well, you didn’t even notice his 3 missing teeth? Or that he had a humpback? Or that he had a bad receding hair line and he was only 25? It seems his appearance in dress clouded everything else. You became attracted to somebody who ordinarily would not suit your taste, but at that point, in conjunction with his beaming personality, and smooth conversation, his style of dress—his presentation, was everything.
Similar to your attraction to anything else ladies and gentlemen, with food, presentation is everything. Why else could you watch 10 food commercials and then start craving the French fries you kept seeing? Oftentimes, when out to eat, we are allured by food based on the way it looks on the menu, or the words associated with the description of it on the menu. As pretty as food pictorials are painted on the television screen, and within restaurant menus, you too should strive to paint a pretty picture in your kitchen to help you eat healthier on a regular basis. Here are 3 tips to make your healthier meals more appetizing:
1. Put your meal on a pretty plate. Square white plates are my favorite. There is nothing more appetizing to me than putting a field green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers on a white square plate. Also use nice glasses to drink your water, tea, or other low-calorie beverage.
2. Use garnishes. Garnishes are not necessarily to be eaten (though some do eat them), but are more to make the plate more appetizing. Try putting a lemon wedge on the side of salmon and broccoli. Put a mint leave into your tea or smoothie. Put a parsley sprig in your soup. Put a grape cluster on the side of your sandwich and baked chips. Put a spliced strawberry on the side of your salad. These are all ways to make your meal look just a bit more appealing.
3. Lastly, make the table you eat at look nice. Pretty flowers on a table bring out a visual appeal that may enhance taste (our senses are connected). Changing table covers to match floral colors also brings different themes to your meals, making eating healthy a little bit more exciting.
Bottom line: You should enjoy eating healthy more if a visual appeal is present. That’s all I have for today!