Appetite for destruction?
May 4, 2014 7:40 PM Subscribe
Talking about this with others I discovered that I'm not the only one who throws up, and then hours later, the first real meal you want to eat (after nibbling on saltines or something), is something spicy, greasy or fatty. Is there some science-based explanation for this phenomenon?
posted by cashman to Food & Drink (8 answers total)
For instance, after being sick last week the first thing I wanted was barbecue wings. For other people it was a greasy burger, or a loaded pizza. Mentally it seems like the last thing you're thinking about after vomiting is some greasy, fatty food, but your body has the desire for that sort of thing. Needless to say, googling quickly turned up things I did not want to look at.