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sophiethecat 04-20-2012 10:10 AM

Foods you can take or leave...
Just for fun, what are some of the foods others seem to crave or eat frequently but that you rarely want?

Here are some of mine:

-nuts/peanut butter.... I enjoy some cashews or almonds or other nuts from time to time, but I just don't want them much at all. It's not that I don't like the flavor... but nuts are something that I could eat a million of and never feel full, despite all the fat in them. :dunno: And eating more than one or two handfuls just makes me feel ugh - greasy, oily in the pit of my stomach. :sick: Same with peanut butter - it's OK sometimes with chocolate dipped in it or the rare pb&j sandwich, but I can't get into it like a lot of others seem to.

-eggs. Sometimes they don't settle well with me, and they are so rich that it's hard for me to eat enough of them to get the full feeling they are supposed to impart. They mostly just bother my stomach. I do enjoy them now and then, but I really have to be in the mood for them.

-oatmeal. This one used to be a definite "eh, no thanks," but after reading all the oatmeal love on here I started trying it again. :laugh: I discovered Better'N'Oats brand at the supermarket, and omg, that one is just too good (any flavor) that I could eat more than one serving. But when I went through a recent period of checking my blood sugar regularly, oatmeal was the only food item I ever caught that shot my BG up there. I just have them once in a blue moon.

This one is truly weird. Growing up, milk and dairy were just the normal, expected healthy drink, but in most of my adult life, I haven't liked drinking milk. I'd use it for the occasional bowl of cereal or for cooking, but the only time I just drank a glass was with cookies warm from the oven (so like 1 or 2x per year). But two years ago I went on this dairy kick and then last year it fit in pretty well with LC too. I was using lots of whole milk, cream, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, cream cheese, regular cheese, etc. I drank protein shakes or smoothies with milk. I was using at least 2x the amount of dairy I used to in the past. Anyway, earlier this month, I started an experiment to go dairy-free, and I haven't missed anything at all. It blows my mind. :stars: I gave up the protein shakes since they contain whey concentrate, and I use unsweetened almond milk for drinking, cereal, or anything else I need milk for. I gave up my whole milk plain yogurt that was a daily staple. I used to eat it with fruit, and now I just eat the fruit. And nothing else I've seemed to miss either. Not even cheese. And when it comes down to it, I don't think I really liked cheese that much except melted on pizza or in certain other dishes (cheesy, creamy sauces). And I plan to have pizza and those dishes in small amounts in the future, but so far no desire yet. Oh, it doesn't help that I discovered I'm lactose intolerant, but I seem to tolerate small amounts of it, especially eaten with other foods.

PixieKGirl 04-20-2012 10:14 AM

Milk: have never liked it and never will

Sweets: this one is odd since I sell every sweet and dessert known to mankind. Also, how did I get fat by not eating sweets???

Carbonated drinks: I'll drink ginger ale if I'm really sick.

krow134 04-20-2012 10:21 AM

Fish- Most kinds, hate it!!! I dont mind milder fish, but if it tastes really fishy forget it. Like salmon I just cant eat it!! I cant get past the smell!!!

Carbonated drinks- I have never really been a pop drinker. I do have one here and there. It does go good with pizza and wings, since I dont drink alcohol, thats when I drink pop! Or after cutting the grass I will have some, its usually cold and taste great, I can really gulp it then!!! I prefer coffee or water 24/7 lol!!!

Pasta- Well not really the noodles, its more how its made. I love spaghetti, but hate mac and cheese. If its a good topping I will eat it, if not I will forget it!!

KeirasMom 04-20-2012 10:26 AM

Dessert: I rarely want anything sweet, and if I do, it's a simple square or two of dark chocolate.

I, too, don't know how I got fat, since I don't like sweets! Oh wait, maybe it was the french fries and chips! :hyst:

kimberino 04-20-2012 10:26 AM

Sweets, for me. Just don't crave them, never have. When I do indulge, I just feel icky inside. My husband thinks I'm crazy as he would rather skip the meal and have the dessert.

Beeb 04-20-2012 10:36 AM

Soda, fish (don't like at all), pasta, processed sugar.

ellgee 04-20-2012 10:36 AM

Olives of any kind. Ick.

Circus peanuts - that odd orange styrofoam looking candy.

Cream soda.

Other than that I love pretty much everything.

Babsbabs 04-20-2012 10:37 AM

Sweats for me too. I more than compensate with chips and salty deep fried food!

PixieKGirl 04-20-2012 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by KeirasMom (Post 15596712)
Dessert: I rarely want anything sweet, and if I do, it's a simple square or two of dark chocolate.

I, too, don't know how I got fat, since I don't like sweets! Oh wait, maybe it was the french fries and chips! :hyst:

I love salty stuff too. Funny, in almost 4 weeks on JUDD, I've had No fries f& haven't even thought about them. I have had chips and not just the Special K "chips". Hmmmm......today is an UD, I might have fries today.

sterlinggirl 04-20-2012 11:46 AM

hummm,, Cereal.. of any kind.. cake... pasta.. dont miss em at all have no desire to eat em.. but.. love me some homemade bread! Any kind of homemade warm, buttery.. bread! yummy and Did i mention bread?? lmao

vilanteira 04-20-2012 12:09 PM

Let's see...things that many people like that I can't handle... well, cooked salmon for one. It makes me feel :sick: I can only handle it raw or smoked (yay for sashimi and nova lox)!

I also don't like fruit in general. I go through some rare phases where I'll eat handfuls of berries now and then, but honestly, I think I haven't had fruit for maybe 6-8 months now. If I want something sweet, I'd rather just go for chocolate or even a sweet wine/champagne. :laugh: I love vegetables though. There really isn't a vegetable out there that I don't like.

I'm also not a milk person, but I can't live without cheese. I don't like pasta and bread much, and it wasn't all that hard to give it up for my gluten issues. I love rice though and am so glad it doesn't give me any problems.

Terilynn 04-20-2012 12:09 PM

Now I know my problem.

There is nothing I can say I don't like.

OMG - that is sad!

oh, oh, oh ..... yes there is one!

I can not stand SUSHI!

Curvesgal 04-20-2012 12:12 PM

Fish, but I manage to choke down canned tuna :sick:, soda and hot cereal

Kissa 04-20-2012 12:18 PM


Dottie 04-20-2012 12:21 PM

Sodas. I drink maybe 1-2 every 3 months. When I do, it's diet Dr Pepper or Diet Barques rootbeer.

Sweets in general, though I could eat a little chocolate every day lol. Other than that, I get a craving for a piece of pie or coconut cake now and then but not often.

Mad4Chillas 04-20-2012 12:23 PM

Milk- Havent liked it since I was little
Pasta-I never buy it and its rare for me to be 'in the mood' for it
Bananas-The idea of them always sounds better than actually eating them
Cake-I am very picky on the cake that I will eat, mostly its just a vessel for frosting for me.
Alcohol- I dont like drinking it with food, and I only drink socially, but often I dont think its worth the extra calories
Sandwich Bread- Even when I wasnt LC I hardly ever bought it
Regular Potato Chips-Greasy and Blech
Beer-Never a Huge Fan

makrida 04-20-2012 12:24 PM

Chocolate chip cookies. I like them well enough but I don't crave them. I don't know why, because I have a sweet tooth.

Mad4Chillas 04-20-2012 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by makrida (Post 15597002)
Chocolate chip cookies. I like them well enough but I don't crave them. I don't know why, because I have a sweet tooth.

I could eat my own body weight in chocolate chip cookies :lol:

b_lou_who 04-20-2012 12:37 PM

fizzy drinks including champagne.. just not a fan
baby corns will not eat them in weird american chinese food
most breakfast cereals
regular old cow's milk
fruity or herbal "teas" those are not tea. blech

vanilla_latte 04-20-2012 12:38 PM

Take - tuna fish, fried shrimp
Leave - all other fish

Don't like the taste, texture or smell. :sick:

vanilla_latte 04-20-2012 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by b_lou_who (Post 15597056)
fizzy drinks including champagne.. just not a fan

What is wrong with you, woman?? :hyst:


Originally Posted by Mad4Chillas (Post 15597016)
I could eat my own body weight in chocolate chip cookies :lol:

Or Oreos ...

sunday 04-20-2012 12:43 PM

Circus Peanuts and Candy Corn! :sick: *goes back to my childhood!

Soft drinks


Rice cakes


English Muffins

White bread

Most Cereal





NoWeigh 04-20-2012 02:28 PM

I have Lamb-o-phobia! (Fear of having lamb served at a social function):laugh:

I don't drink milk (unless it's a latte)

I gave up Diet Coke and my intense cravings for sweets went away!:clap:

sungoddess 04-20-2012 02:30 PM


Foods I just simply do not like:
Liver ( I can't even stand THINKING about it)
Tea (tastes like dirty dishwater) I am guessing...
Apples, except honeycrisps (if they are mealy, I can't stand them)

Foods I often crave: :yummy:
ice cream
pastries with pastry cream or croissants
lobster with butter
Tortilla chips, salsa, guacamole
Pad thai
Cinnamon rolls

nickicaps 04-20-2012 02:41 PM

Foods I can do without:

animal products, because animals are my friends :cry:

Foods I crave:

smoothies with almond butter, kale, pear, and banana- YUMMY

Anything from my fave restaurant- Pure Food and Wine

vanilla chip italian ices and hamburger helper pizza from Vinny's in Brooklyn- SO GOOD you would never know it is vegan

Green juices and smoothies, because they make me feel good

chocolate, chocolate, chocolate (also covering pretzels!)

sorenkkg 04-20-2012 02:50 PM

Doughnuts -- never really ate them, and I really don't care

fast food-- I sometimes get in my head that I want KFC, but mostly, not. I don't care about any of the other burger places, etc.

chips/popcorn/fries-- I don't crave these. I like them fine, but I don't crave them. Especially chips. I never really ate those.

jem51 04-20-2012 05:46 PM

I have no interest in rice or potatoes....ho hum.

Spank'd 04-20-2012 05:54 PM

Fatty meats... HAVE to cut all the visible fat off.

Can't stand ketchup. (Is that considered a food?)

Twinkies. Ick.

Tuna in a can... I have swings where I can eat it, and then don't want to look at a can for about a year.

Eggs. Again, sometimes I eat them daily, other times I can't stand the sight of 'em.

You can also leave marzipan and fruit cake on the table. It will grow mold before I eat either one. :)

Otherwise, I'm not that picky. I love sweets, so that's really an issue for me. Once I get the desire for sweet, I can usually satisfy it with a diet drink of some sort, or SF Jello.

b_lou_who 04-20-2012 05:58 PM

My fam will take all the marzipan

babykinz 04-20-2012 06:25 PM

Anyone ever have TRIPE? :sick:

Not a fan of most processed sweets like Hostess and Little Debbies, I used to but something about aging and eating healthier, yada yada yada.

I like pretty much everything fish, Sardines, caviar, oysters, shrimp..

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