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Old 02-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Sometimes I feel like a dork!

The family is having spaghetti for dinner, I tasted to see if it was tender enough, and spit it in the trash. Which is good, but I just felt silly, "it was only 1 piece..."
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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I don't think it's silly.

I used to do that too when I was cooking for someone else and was still in weight loss mode and wanted to make sure that something had come out right. Now, that I'm in maintenance I don't worry about the few extra carbs.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Not dorky at all. I have done it, though I often feel like it would be a better course of action to just hope it's done right bc I never know what can set me off. It actually comes up a lot for me that I wish I could taste for the family, but I can't. It probably comes up more when you've got young ones. I always wish I could taste their fruit when I'm packing the lunchboxes. A really sweet tangerine or grapes can be an awesome treat in the lunch, but they can also end up a total dud, yk?
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #4
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I know what you mean!! I was frosting cupcakes for my son's class on Friday and caught myself twice wanting to lick the frosting off my fingers and later the spoon......some habits are hard to break!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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Ha! I do that all the time when I cook pasta for my family. It's an automatic response. I just don't eat that stuff.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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Yep, Been there, done that. Now, if someone wants something carby, it's up to them to make it because tasting is just an automatic reflex that I don't seem able to control. I catch myself right before it goes in my mouth, but one of these times I know I won't stop in time. I think that mashed potatoes was the first thing I made for the family after going lc and I caught myself right before it went into my mouth. Freaked me out as I'm lc carb for health and not weight. I just can't afford to do something like that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:55 AM   #7
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Some chefs do this all the time in professional kitchens. I freaked out one time when my chef spit out my seafood chowder after he tasted it. Turns out he was allergic to shellfish.

I just take a spoonful of the food to my husband to test, but if he wasn't around, I'd try it and then spit it out.

Some foods I make for him are not my favorites, so he has to taste them for me. For example, he likes asian food and chili much spicier than what my preference is, so he always has to taste those for me. Makes sense, because I'm not the one who will eat the foods--- he is.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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Not dorky at all. I have 4 children to cook for. I HAVE to taste, or they won't eat it. I always spit out the HC stuff that I make for them and do not eat. Mostly pasta, sometimes bread and HC veggies. I think as other posters have said that it is a "normal" reaction for a LC eater.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #9
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I did this just last night!!!

I made cauli-rice for myself and regular rice for my teenage son. After I fluffed his rice I inadvertantly went and stuck the spoon in my mouth that had some rice on it....I ran over to the sink and spit it out and washed out my mouth with water!!!!

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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I don't do any of that stuff I'm not ocd about every little thing I put in my mouth, however, I dont do much cooking for others so I very rarely have this situation come up.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #11
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I like your zeal! lol For some people, just one bite can cause them to rationalize two more bites and then they completely fall off the wagon. Others- just one bite is all they need and they don't sweat it. So to each their own... but yes, I feel like a dork when I do it too... but then I realize it's healthy to feel like a dork because for me, spitting it out is kind of silly- I know I can eat just one bite and be happy... others can't and they do need to go that extra mile to stay on the psychological wagon.
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