Friday, June 17, 2011

Changes for the worse?

You know how when you're a kid you hate something and then for some reason you try it as an adult and you like it?  They say it's because your palate has changed.  For instance, as a kid I hated pumpkin and apple pies but I like them now.  I don't know why and they're not my favorite thing ever but around holiday time, I crave it.

Now, I've loved oatmeal all my life with brown sugar maple being my favorite and recently a blueberry oatmeal from Trader Joe's.  For some reason, when I eat it lately it grosses me out like I'm being forced to eat it.  I don't know if it was because I forgot about it one morning and ate it cold and it was disgusting or what the deal is.  But I have to choke it down now.  I know this isn't a good thing.  I'm supplementing with vitamin laden cereals but this is just freaky!

Has this ever happened to you?  If so, with what foods?

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13 comments:

  1. I think when you eat the same thing too many times in a row you get a little sick of it. After college it was years before I could eat Ramen noodles or macaroni and cheese again. I don't know how much is a changing palate and how much is just needing a change. Lately I've been lovin' frosted mini-wheats in strawberry or blueberry. 220 cals w/ milk and 190 without. Packed full of vitaim-y goodness.

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  2. I am having a hard time now eating broccoli, and I've loved broccoli since the first time I had it (in high school). I choked some down last night just so it wouldn't waste.

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  3. AL- The past 3 days I've jumped on the trend of getting 30g of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. (Or as close as I can get to 30 min) I have to say, I'm not as tired as I would tend to get later in the day which is good.

    Cat- Isn't that weird? Sometimes I think we need to step away from those things and come back in few weeks to see if that feeling has passed.

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  4. Jello! I don't know what it is, but I put it in my mouth and I gag, I can't swallow it... it's really weird!

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  5. Lasagna Hamburger Helper. I threw up after eating it once (decades ago) and never ate it after that. At this stage in my life, I don't eat any "helpers" any more because they're just too junky.

    (and I noticed the same thing about the protein--when I have my big glass of milk for breakfast it takes longer before I get hungry then when I skip it--I love my milk!)

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  6. As you know, I'm from New Orleans. My mother's family were, in great part, shrimpers. They lived on what they caught, especially during the depression years. (My mother was born in 1921 and had me at 38.) So I grew up on seafood and, as a kid, LOVED oysters. I can't even LOOK at one now. It's crazy.

    I have to tell you how gross my Irishman is. lol He does not like oatmeal at all but was determined to get some healthy routines going while he's out on his ship for 28 days at a pop. He goes on duty at midnight and gets off at noon. When he gets up around 11 pm, he puts oatmeal and milk and fruit in a container in the fridge. After he knocks off, a little after noon, he'll take it out and eat it. Cold. Just like that. *gag* lol I LOVE oatmeal and cream of wheat and (omg my favorite) malt-o-meal. But HOT. The thought of eating cold oatmeal kills me. lol

    I use oats instead of breadcrumbs when I make meatloaf, meatballs, burgers and so forth along with my ground beef or ground turkey. I love the texture, get an oat fix, and I like the taste better than breadcrumbs, too.

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  7. Oatmeal. I too left it sit just a tad too long and my apple cinnamon oatmeal can no longer cross my lips.

    I am hoping a break for the summer will fix this.

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  8. I think it's a variety thing. Once you get used to something too much it tends to get old and couple that with the time it got cold on you and that is enough to make it an unpalatable mess. But I believe once you give it some time you can find your way back to it.

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  9. Chef Boyardee Ravioli and Ramen Noodles...I ate waaaaay too much of those things in college and haven't even attempted to choke 'em down since. The thought makes me gag.

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  10. I've noticed a lot of things (that aren't good for me) I now 'like less' now that I haven't had them in forever. But that makes sense to me since now I just don't like 'bad for me' foods as much. But I don't think I've stopped liking anything good for me...

    As for the protein thing - I am totally on board. I actually make a point of protein with every single meal so that I can go longer before being hungry in between. It was recommended to me by a nutritionist while I was diabetic during my pregnancy and it works.

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  11. Hmmmm the first has happened to me. I like so much more now then I ever liked as a young kid. I was so picky then! I don't know that I would survive if I stayed the same and lord knows I would be a lot heavier if I kept up that eating. But I've never had the opposite. I guess besides trying foods now that I used to eat and them being too sweet or greasy and not tasting as good. But I bet it was because of the time you tried it and it was nasty had something to do with it. There is an actual term for it when people on chemo try and eat and then get sick, actually from the chemo but their brain relates it to that food and they then have an aversion to it. Can't remember what the term is but anywho. Funny my dad after the accident started trying a few new foods and he found he really likes gravy (which he avoided like nobody's business) but he calls it sauce now to try and minimize that he likes gravy. He's silly :)

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  12. I normally really like peanut butter, but every once in awhile, it will do the same thing...just absolutely repulse me and make me gag. No idea why!

    Hope you get over your oatmeal aversion and right quick!

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  13. I grew up eating tuna out of a can with a TBS or so of mayo. I wanted a snack a few years back, so grabbed a can of tuna, drained it and added mayo. I stopped eating it halfway through because I was getting sick. It got worse...now the smell of fish (or crablegs, etc) makes me nauseous. Yeah for me having a hubby that LOVES seafood. I'm fine as long as I'm sitting far enough away and upwind. lol

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