Why is food gross to me?
August 8, 2010 8:58 PM Subscribe
Sometimes food makes me feel sick. Sometimes I don't want to eat and so it feels like I'm just doing a chore. Is this normal? Or common?
posted by ramenopres to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
1. Sometimes when I'm making food for myself the thought of eating anything just makes me feel sick--not to my stomach, but rather a feeling of revulsion in my mouth. In that case, sometimes I force something down or I find something indulgent that I know I will like, like cookies, just so that my stomach has something in it. I don't eat a lot of junk food otherwise. If someone serves me food, I don't have trouble eating it. For a while I didn't keep cookies or juice around the house, so I would eat grudgingly or just not eat.
2. After eating a meal sometimes I have the same feeling of revulsion, like I hate to know what has been in my mouth. The last time, it was macaroni and cheese and I ate a piece of candy to get rid of it.
I'm all right with my body, exercise a few times each week, am a healthy weight, and don't have a history of eating disorders. Cooking is fun enough. The best times of eating for me have been when someone else prepared my meals and when I was very physically active.
Has anyone had this experience with food? Given that I have a sedentary job and am making my own food, what can I do to address it? Is it even a problem?