Food is one of life's great pleasures. For me, having a warm fresh croissant with butter and marmalade is delectable. During my own journey of trying new ways to lose weight, I discovered the fundamental secret of healthy thin people...they eat! The misconception for many people is that the enjoyment of eating needs to be severely compromised to lose weight. I promise you that is not the case. In fact, the sense of wonder and excitement about eating actually becomes heightened for healthier folks. The key component is in the delayed gratification of the naughty foods you truly enjoy and not eating them that frequently. When you do not give in to temptation that easily, that brownie tastes so much more satisfying. Keeping to a regiment of healthy foods (that you enjoy) and occasionally adding in the naughty foods you crave will make you feel very relaxed as you pursue the long-term goal of healthier eating. Given enough time, your taste buds will adjust marvelously to the reduced fat and sugar. In time, you will actually crave less of your favorite foods and enjoy them so much more when you do eat them.