Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is work and a constant battle. I don't know why, but my taste buds just seems to gravitate towards the sugar and the salt and anything high calorie and lacking nutritional value. Some days I feel like I'm obsessed (oh! such a strong word - very conscientious?) with calorie counting/watching but I believe it is partly why I am not overweight.
This past trip to southern Manitoba did not lend itself well to overly healthy eating, as expected. Appies for supper one night, pizza the next, and the following day for lunch, coupled with a little extra wine and beer and other snacks I partook of resulted in a few too many indulgences. It wasn't that much bad stuff but definitely more than I'm used to. I didn't beat myself up over it, though, I just ate with attempted moderation and enjoyed. Despite feeling like I often crave junk I was pleasantly surprised to find that I missed the healthy!
My palette is obviously also developed towards the 'better' tastes too. And it is rubbing off on my daughter. Several times she deliberately chose carrots and ate them saying that she knew it was important to have her veggies!!! It feels good that all my persistence has paid off somewhat - for both of us.