Your taste buds form your sensitivities to foods, what foods you like, what foods you dislike, and sometimes how much you consume. Originally, it was thought that the human tongue only had 5 senses; sweet, bitter, salty, sour and umami (a taste that identifies foods rich in protein). However, researches from the University of Adelaide, CSIRO, and Massey University (New Zealand) have identified the SIXTH sense which is the sensitivity to fat. This sense could also predetermine your ability to lose weight and keep weight off.
Researchers studied a variety of people and their “threshold for” fat. They used various fatty acids and tested their sensitivity levels. As a result, they found that some people had a high threshold, while others did not. Looking even deeper into the study, they then compared the BMI’s of each group. People who could taste fat more readily had lower BMI’s.
Maybe all these diet plans have it wrong. We just need to find out how to increase our sensitivity to fatty acids! In the future researcher should find a way to mimic this reaction. However, if you have ever been on a diet that is low in fat (which most of us have) and then you try having a high fat food; you will notice that your tolerance for fat is much lower. So, until research finds a magic pill all you need to do is to lower your fat intake to mimic those who have this genetic advantage.