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If your five senses didn't function anymore, how would you eat?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM

In other words : if you couldn't taste, see, smell ... how would you eat to be as healthy as possible? For example, I would certainly add liver and maybe some other disgusting animal parts if I didn't have to be afraid of the texture/taste/smell anymore.

Feel free to edit this question's title, I'm not very good at writing/speaking english.

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on September 21, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Wow. I LOVE kale in all its variation. But, my taste buds like all the dark bitter greens... Kale in smoothies, kale in pesto, kale raw, kale cooked... If there was kale ice cream, I'd eat that too! ;-)

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I agree, your English is fine. (I know I edited the tenses in your title and post, but I see native speakers who use that grammatical construction all the time...it was a very minor mistake.)

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Thanks! I takes me a long while to create a phrase, but I'm learning.

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on September 21, 2011
at 04:50 PM

If all of my five senses didn't work, I would rather be dead, to be honest!

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on September 21, 2011
at 04:45 PM

I don't have an answer, but wanted to say that your English is fine. Most native English speakers don't even know a second language and have no room to cricize those that learn English.

7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:20 PM

I agree, your English is fine. (I know I edited the tenses in your title and post, but I see native speakers who use that grammatical construction all the time...it was a very minor mistake.)

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Thanks! I takes me a long while to create a phrase, but I'm learning.

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on September 21, 2011
at 07:22 PM

I would, of course, be a paragon of the power of palatability/reward theory and instead of weighing 138 at 5'6", would have trouble keeping enough weight on not to be emaciated...unless, of course, I became an an extreme example of the fact that we are hardwired for neuroplasticity and managed to develop an entirely new sense...

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on September 21, 2011
at 06:31 PM

I had a friend once who had no sense of taste or smell (traffic accident). Very dangerous. She always had to have her companions taste her food just in case it went bad. She could never know unless it was visual such as mold. She certainly went on eating.

But she couild still feel texture. In this case you propose I think I would hope my whole family was in the same situation because I would certainly have no motivation to cook and would probably choose everything based on the best macronutrients, puree most and freeze it. 3 squeezes a day, no dishes and we're done. Of course I'd munch on carrots amd celery for dental reasons.

and, I'd look at the bright side (after finding one of course).....I could not appreciate taste and smell but could appreciate lots of relaxation with my family instead of cooking and doing dishes and inventing exotic, colorful, flavorful, fun exiting, aromatic, diversified, paleo oh so paleo semi-non-existent dishes.

But, now that I think about it, my life has become close to this in principle anyway...GET THE NUTRIENTS IN AND GET ON WITH LIFE. If your life, entertainment and pleasure, is revolving around the dinner table and plates of food....something is wrong. And it happens to be the current crutch for socialization in a society that no longer relates on a humane level- EAT OR DRINK (OR -maybe- MAKE MONEY TOGETHER)

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7d0c3ea9bf8be00b93e6433d8f125ac3

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:27 PM

If I couldn't taste them at all, I would eat a lot more chard and kale. I HATE kale, no matter how it's prepared. I want to like it but it's disgusting to me. If I couldn't see what I was eating, maybe organ meats besides liver and heart, like tripe and sweetbreads. If all of my senses weren't working, I don't think I would be sitting down at a table for a meal!

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on September 21, 2011
at 07:34 PM

Wow. I LOVE kale in all its variation. But, my taste buds like all the dark bitter greens... Kale in smoothies, kale in pesto, kale raw, kale cooked... If there was kale ice cream, I'd eat that too! ;-)

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on September 21, 2011
at 11:09 PM

Well I have anosmia- lack of sense of smell- which affects my sense of taste as well. I can still taste saltiness, sweetness, sourness, and bitterness but can not taste things which are much more of a smell, like herbs for example.

It makes it harder to cook, which I like to do, and my husband is my sniffer to weed out expired foods. Any recipe like spaghetti sauce, which at some point becomes a fine-tuning of herbs, is more difficult.

Obviously I still eat and haven't resorted to space packets of pureed nutrients over the loss of that sense. Food is still enjoyable, just not as good as before. Perhaps I eat more just searching for satisfaction.

My 'stinky' (according to the pharmacist) dessicated thyroid pills are no problem to crunch up- they taste fine!

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on September 21, 2011
at 05:21 PM

I suspect I would have to be reminded to eat, so that would be the first issue.

I might be tempted to buy a big bag of monkey chow realistically the reduced trouble in eating might be worth the nutritional trade offs so I can get back to whatever it is I have found to occupy me inside my head (hopefully a hard wired virtual reality world with good food).

If we are talking about what I would eat if it didn't squick me - liver

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