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What foods are most unrewarding for you?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created September 17, 2011 at 10:37 PM

I'm just curious because it seems like the whole food reward varies quite a bit between people, which makes sense because it has to do with the brain and we all have very different psychology and biology. I find plain starch and fish, for example very unrewarding. Then there are some wild cards that I find quite unrewarding because I think they are kind of gross, like pork liver pate or escargot, but I eat them anyway and kind of like them, but there is an underlying grossness lurking. Or foods that I find delicious, but kind of painful, like very spicy food. I don't think I could ever overeat these foods. I have just a little and I'm full. But of course someone who grew up with spicy food and liver, like my roommate, can eat and eat these foods and definitely overeat them.

What foods do you find filling? That you could never overeat? Are there psychological issues at play for you?

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on February 15, 2012
at 01:52 AM

true i think i am capable of bingeing on coffee beans

3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

(817)

on January 09, 2012
at 11:38 AM

ill venture to guess lutefisk is on the bottom of many people list :P now Pinekjøtt on the other hand ... yum!

Ef31d612a661d9fcb19c8965d3a2bd12

(533)

on September 21, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I can overeat them, but if I do, I end up with what feels like a rock in my stomach for hours.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on September 21, 2011
at 06:08 AM

I wish I had your refined palate, See! :)

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(10611)

on September 21, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Large water packed sardines taste pretty terrible. 2 layer tiny oil pack sardines are very rewarding.

Ecc6aa6f4a961fbfce510bda4bd84916

(451)

on September 20, 2011
at 09:05 PM

I love unsweetened dark chocolate. I could eat it all day long. It tastes like the food version of espresso to me!

C471216c9fb4fcf886b7ac84a4046b49

(1371)

on September 20, 2011
at 05:13 PM

hey i do that too with the livers!

C33e8c236e72d67c4b6c028401d23cce

(1884)

on September 20, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Ditto. It tastes like dish soap to me. No matter what I do to it, my senses can't even recognize it as food.

7f4c64d6caca80c74a6c2d91efa3259b

(831)

on September 19, 2011
at 09:05 AM

Ooo drool! Got to agree with Seaburgers on the bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed, chicken (especially since I had it only the other day :)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Yay, glad to have you stopping by, Seaburgers! :)

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on September 18, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I can stomach it, but I don't enjoy it. It goes down easier with coconut butter, but I don't believing in forcing myself to eat things I dislike. You can have my portion of unsweetened, then, David. XD

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I used to overeat carrots, but i am/were depressed then. I was down right orange from carrots. Local carrots are quite good here.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Happy now, me too! God I can eat a tonne of raw carrots, followed by debilitating gut pain. I think my body likes to make me eat things that cause me pain sometimes :(

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I could or would never stop with one pancake. I would not have peanut butter but I sure would have butter and syrup, and NOT stop at one!

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:16 PM

me too re yogurt. Dairy generally, especially old cheeses, soft French cheeses and plain greek yogurt are my addiction. In fact, so bad that I have to stop dairy. I can overdo the protein (and have) with added dairy. So, today is my 1st day of leptin reset, strict, no dairy....

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:10 PM

When I think of the role of the liver, I get totally grossed out, imagining all those toxins being sorted out in the liver of conventionally raised flesh foods. Aaaaargh!

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2011
at 03:06 PM

that stuff used to mess up my stomach so bad

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2011
at 03:05 PM

yeah, I hate hard boiled eggs. Always have to force them down when there aren't any other good options, which is frequent :(

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:13 PM

I love organ meats, especially beef heart cooked in butter! Good grief that is rewarding!!

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

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on September 18, 2011
at 02:12 PM

Just looked too, very timely, my daughter is starting fulltime infant school tomorrow, have just ordered the Lunch Boxes you recommended and the lunch ideas look wonderful, I shall be visiting regularly!!

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:00 PM

I have never had a pork rind in my life. I don't plan on changing that. Something about them grosses me out.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Yeah, even the low reward foods are potential binge foods given the right circumstances.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Unless of course it is wrapped in bacan and maybe even stuffed with *gasp* cheese ;D mmmmmmmmmmm

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Same. Urgh chicken breast is so YAWN.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:35 PM

I do! You get used to it... Will eat the powder if it comes to that.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Agree about the rice.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Odd yoghurt is one of the most rewarding foods for me, would eat it al the time if I could.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Thanks, Jeff! Glad you've found good stuff at PK. :)

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:17 PM

Yeh: Stephan has said that reward is a technical psychological term meaning "a process that reinforces behavior" here (http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity_26.html), but clearly there are other uses of reward in play, involving palatability and elsewhere as something like 'it produces a *nice feeling* and so you want more of it later.' These uses obviously aren't all compatible.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on September 18, 2011
at 11:26 AM

"if we're defining rewarding in terms of reinforced behaviour." Care to elaborate??

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on September 18, 2011
at 11:02 AM

so, how do we define it? Does filling mean "unrewarding"? Yes, Steak is quite delicious but protein is very filling. The whole theory seems very subjective. Unless we measure brain waves of ourself we'll never find out :D

C44bb43563e520dff542e7a39a7eb31e

(105)

on September 18, 2011
at 10:21 AM

I know what you mean about pancakes. I can usually eat about half of one average sized pancake before I'm too full to continue. Strange, because I can't think of any other carb that fills me up like that.

35a8b223ae5d863f17a8c9e3a8eed5eb

(571)

on September 18, 2011
at 10:03 AM

so, how do we define it? Does filling mean "unrewarding"? Yes, Steak is quite delicious but protein is very filling. The whole theory seems very subjective. Unless we don't measure brain waves of ourself we'll never find out :D

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 18, 2011
at 09:33 AM

I wish I had that response. Do not leave me alone with an open bag of baby carrots. If I have to peel carrots I'll only eat a few, but those pre-peeled little crunchy things are as bad as Doritos for me (in the "I can't just have one" sense, not the nutritional sense).

22424c9eef944ade83d4e4ffda907056

(1402)

on September 18, 2011
at 07:15 AM

I can eat unsweetened dark chocolate, but I don't really understand how anyone could honestly enjoy that stuff.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:17 AM

Ugh. Too dry for me. Won't touch them again.

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:32 AM

wow these comments made me look at your blog and it IS awesome! great stuff, keep it coming!

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:26 AM

I find liver delicous, but its so filling that i have no desire to binge, grilled lamb of beef heart is to me as good as any cut of steak meat. Beef kidney, now thats a different story... :) Spring lamb kidneys are suprisingly good tho.

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on September 18, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Ditto. I have to hide it in garlic and butter. Ewwww.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Wow, what a HUGE compliment. Thank you! Made my night! Even more encouraging is the prospect that the content I unleash on the blogosphere might be giving others some ideas for getting their loved ones and kids some real food nutrition.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2011
at 01:09 AM

unrewarding means you eat it..and you have no desire to eat more than what you need

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2011
at 01:08 AM

haha, that's hilarious because I could overeat those all day

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:41 AM

I was also bulimic while I was in high school.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:40 AM

Actually I feel the same way about chicken breast. I always buy boneless thighs now.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

(452)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Lizzish, I totally agree!!! The latter way is heaven! I would give you a point or whatever, but I don't know how to do that :)

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(2729)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:24 PM

Ditto. Boneless skinless chicken breast, egg whites, and canned tuna... Ick. Fatty baked chicken thigh with skin, scrambled whole eggs, tuna sashimi... Heaven.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:21 PM

BTW My oldest just started kindergarten and your blog has been soooo helpful. It deserves a damn James Beard award.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 17, 2011
at 11:13 PM

Yea, chicken breast poached or steamed is not really appealing either, unless dressed extravagantly with a very rich sauce. So I suppose that lean meats and veggies that lean more towards bitter than sweet are not high food reward for me.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:08 PM

I am the same. But what about those lean proteins? Blech.

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on September 17, 2011
at 10:55 PM

Great Question Melissa!

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0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:00 PM

Foods that are unrewarding for me are the pure lean proteins. I do not dislike nor do I enjoy these foods. I certainly could never overeat them. It is not a grossness factor. It is an un-sexy factor for me.

Chicken breast, egg whites, canned tuna, these foods are totally sexless to me.

Interestingly I find chipotles very rewarding and if I put them on the unrewarding foods mentioned above, I can eat much much more of them.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Same. Urgh chicken breast is so YAWN.

Cebbca9a78d5612bf3468b273c2010d5

(452)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:15 AM

Lizzish, I totally agree!!! The latter way is heaven! I would give you a point or whatever, but I don't know how to do that :)

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Unless of course it is wrapped in bacan and maybe even stuffed with *gasp* cheese ;D mmmmmmmmmmm

2c8c421cf0e0c462654c7dc37f8b9711

(2729)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:24 PM

Ditto. Boneless skinless chicken breast, egg whites, and canned tuna... Ick. Fatty baked chicken thigh with skin, scrambled whole eggs, tuna sashimi... Heaven.

7f4c64d6caca80c74a6c2d91efa3259b

(831)

on September 19, 2011
at 09:05 AM

Ooo drool! Got to agree with Seaburgers on the bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed, chicken (especially since I had it only the other day :)

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:08 PM

Such an interesting question...having a history of bulimia, I don't know if there is a food on earth that I couldn't potentially overeat. I have to be ever vigilant, and am extremely strict about what I eat because of this. I feel the most satisfied with grassfed ruminants and low sugar veggies with plenty of fat, but I am always envious of people who don't have an innate urge to binge. I'm so curious about what others will chime in with...

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:41 AM

I was also bulimic while I was in high school.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Yeah, even the low reward foods are potential binge foods given the right circumstances.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on February 15, 2012
at 01:52 AM

true i think i am capable of bingeing on coffee beans

2
D117467bf8e8472464ece2b81509606c

(2873)

on September 18, 2011
at 09:14 AM

I started eating Kashi Go Lean! Original earlier in the week and thought it was the most satisfying food I've had in a while (the low sugar/high protein & fiber factor probably played a big role) but fast forward to today's breakfast and I felt like I was eating cardboard. It was a total 360 in terms of satiety and fulfillment.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 18, 2011
at 03:06 PM

that stuff used to mess up my stomach so bad

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22424c9eef944ade83d4e4ffda907056

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on September 18, 2011
at 07:13 AM

This is a very non-paleo answer but the most filling thing I've ever had is pancakes topped with peanut butter and maple syrup. I can maybe finish one pancake.

Today I had about a pound of veal shank cross-cut including the bone marrow and found it incredibly filling.

I used to be a picky eater and eat few vegetables but I've come to like almost all of them. All except celery, that's one vegetable I can't eat (it doesn't count if it's in soup and it's taken on a completely new taste and texture). In fact, it's about the only food that I'd turn down for reasons other than health consciousness.

I see a lot of people are talking about organ meats, I don't have any issues with raw meat or organ meats. I ate about a pound of chicken gizzards with about half a pound of chicken livers for lunch one day and it didn't really fill me up (probably not enough fat). I ate about 20 oz of beef heart one time. I've come to realize these are probably unhealthy amounts of the foods, but I don't get full off of them.

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:18 PM

I could or would never stop with one pancake. I would not have peanut butter but I sure would have butter and syrup, and NOT stop at one!

C44bb43563e520dff542e7a39a7eb31e

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on September 18, 2011
at 10:21 AM

I know what you mean about pancakes. I can usually eat about half of one average sized pancake before I'm too full to continue. Strange, because I can't think of any other carb that fills me up like that.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on September 18, 2011
at 05:55 AM

Raw meat. I dont need to loose weight but it would be easy with some raw beef heart.

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on September 17, 2011
at 11:18 PM

Liver. So far all my attempts have brought me to near vomiting. X(

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(4878)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:01 AM

Ditto. I have to hide it in garlic and butter. Ewwww.

3dc940ac9be21e45cf83207814c8cd46

(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:10 PM

When I think of the role of the liver, I get totally grossed out, imagining all those toxins being sorted out in the liver of conventionally raised flesh foods. Aaaaargh!

C33e8c236e72d67c4b6c028401d23cce

(1884)

on September 20, 2011
at 04:27 PM

Ditto. It tastes like dish soap to me. No matter what I do to it, my senses can't even recognize it as food.

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 17, 2011
at 11:05 PM

I've never felt the urge to binge on nonsweet veggies - the only thing that makes me eat more of them than necessary is if they are accessorized with a particularly tasty, rich sauce or other topping (Hollandaise, or another buttery reduction, for example).

I've heard paleo folks saying that it's impossible to overdo it on animal protein, but that's not really the case for me - especially for fattier animal proteins. I've found it very possible to eat an excess of bacon, or exceptional beef short ribs, for example.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 17, 2011
at 11:13 PM

Yea, chicken breast poached or steamed is not really appealing either, unless dressed extravagantly with a very rich sauce. So I suppose that lean meats and veggies that lean more towards bitter than sweet are not high food reward for me.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:08 PM

I am the same. But what about those lean proteins? Blech.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:32 AM

wow these comments made me look at your blog and it IS awesome! great stuff, keep it coming!

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 01:00 PM

Thanks, Jeff! Glad you've found good stuff at PK. :)

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:21 PM

BTW My oldest just started kindergarten and your blog has been soooo helpful. It deserves a damn James Beard award.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 11:59 PM

Yay, glad to have you stopping by, Seaburgers! :)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on September 18, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Wow, what a HUGE compliment. Thank you! Made my night! Even more encouraging is the prospect that the content I unleash on the blogosphere might be giving others some ideas for getting their loved ones and kids some real food nutrition.

2507b557331c8a674bc81197531e609a

(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:12 PM

Just looked too, very timely, my daughter is starting fulltime infant school tomorrow, have just ordered the Lunch Boxes you recommended and the lunch ideas look wonderful, I shall be visiting regularly!!

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(10611)

on September 20, 2011
at 10:02 PM

We've become so accustomed to seasoning that taking it out makes almost any food less rewarding. Salt is the prime example, especially in restaurant and other precooked foods. Butter's right up there too. Someone mentioned fish and starch earlier, which brought back Christmas memories of lutefisk and boiled potatoes. Very hard to stomach unless drenched in melted butter.

Come to think of it, lutefisk would be near the top of most people's unrewarding food list. Especially if they'd ever had to eat the semi-liquified stuff my grandma made starting with red devil lye and dried cod.

3fe2bf1367970868757ddf7ed7c62531

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on January 09, 2012
at 11:38 AM

ill venture to guess lutefisk is on the bottom of many people list :P now Pinekjøtt on the other hand ... yum!

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F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

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on September 20, 2011
at 09:23 PM

canned sardines. blech. but i eat them 1-2 times per week anyway.

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(10611)

on September 21, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Large water packed sardines taste pretty terrible. 2 layer tiny oil pack sardines are very rewarding.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 20, 2011
at 02:16 PM

Hard-boiled eggs, salmon (even cooked perfectly), vegetables.

Funnily enough, I could overeat lambs liver and chicken liver pat??, but not beef liver.

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on September 20, 2011
at 05:13 PM

hey i do that too with the livers!

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E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on September 18, 2011
at 09:28 AM

Lamb liver, chicken liver, kidneys, butter, coconut oil, sardines, dessicated coconut. All highly unrewarding, in order of least rewarding to most rewarding.

Boiled white rice and potatoes, I've always found quite unpalatable, but extremely rewarding, if we're defining rewarding in terms of reinforced behaviour.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:17 PM

Yeh: Stephan has said that reward is a technical psychological term meaning "a process that reinforces behavior" here (http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-reward-dominant-factor-in-obesity_26.html), but clearly there are other uses of reward in play, involving palatability and elsewhere as something like 'it produces a *nice feeling* and so you want more of it later.' These uses obviously aren't all compatible.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on September 18, 2011
at 11:26 AM

"if we're defining rewarding in terms of reinforced behaviour." Care to elaborate??

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on September 18, 2011
at 07:40 AM

I???m capable of overeating just about anything, but one thing I have a hard time overeating is raw carrots. I can eat the crap out of boiled carrots, but the consistency of chewed up raw carrots gets annoying after a few minutes.

A727956fa3f943057c4edb08ad9e864e

(4183)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Happy now, me too! God I can eat a tonne of raw carrots, followed by debilitating gut pain. I think my body likes to make me eat things that cause me pain sometimes :(

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I used to overeat carrots, but i am/were depressed then. I was down right orange from carrots. Local carrots are quite good here.

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on September 18, 2011
at 09:33 AM

I wish I had that response. Do not leave me alone with an open bag of baby carrots. If I have to peel carrots I'll only eat a few, but those pre-peeled little crunchy things are as bad as Doritos for me (in the "I can't just have one" sense, not the nutritional sense).

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74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:18 AM

I agree with you on the plain starches. I used to eat brown rice because I thought it was good for me, but it never really appealed to me. I was delighted to discover I didn't have to eat it anymore, and I don't miss it.

I also don't care too much for lean proteins, as others have indicated. I once gagged on a dish of egg whites (another thing I ate because I thought they were healthful) and couldn't stomach them for many months after that, even when mixing them with the yolk.

Unsweetened dark chocolate is rank to me, as well. I find it very bitter and unpleasant.

I dislike spinach and beets. To me, they taste quite literally like dirt. Not only do they not reward me, I actually make a point to avoid them whenever I see them as a food offering. Cucumbers are too wet for me (the high moisture content makes them taste watered down and bland, with no amount of dip or spread being capable of redeeming them), and I once attempted to eat an entire one and got very ill; I now avoid them, as well as tomatoes, for the same reason. (I can eat a normal serving of tomatoes if they're gutted and liberally sprinkled with S+P, though, but I don't overeat them.)

I can't comment on organ meats, though, as I have never tried them. I can easily overeat meat, though (another former bulimic here) and other supposedly non-binge foods.

I can't think of anything else, though. Unless it makes me sick, I'm an equal-opportunity consumer. :D

22424c9eef944ade83d4e4ffda907056

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on September 18, 2011
at 07:15 AM

I can eat unsweetened dark chocolate, but I don't really understand how anyone could honestly enjoy that stuff.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:35 PM

I do! You get used to it... Will eat the powder if it comes to that.

74f5d2ff6567edd456d31dfb9b92af61

(5227)

on September 18, 2011
at 06:21 PM

I can stomach it, but I don't enjoy it. It goes down easier with coconut butter, but I don't believing in forcing myself to eat things I dislike. You can have my portion of unsweetened, then, David. XD

Ecc6aa6f4a961fbfce510bda4bd84916

(451)

on September 20, 2011
at 09:05 PM

I love unsweetened dark chocolate. I could eat it all day long. It tastes like the food version of espresso to me!

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on September 21, 2011
at 06:08 AM

I wish I had your refined palate, See! :)

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(571)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:24 PM

All organ meats are highly unrewarding! Everything on its own is unrewarding with the exception of fruits and rice (seriously, i used to eat the rest in the pot as a kid, plain rice is very delicious and easily overeaten)

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(571)

on September 18, 2011
at 11:02 AM

so, how do we define it? Does filling mean "unrewarding"? Yes, Steak is quite delicious but protein is very filling. The whole theory seems very subjective. Unless we measure brain waves of ourself we'll never find out :D

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(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:34 PM

Agree about the rice.

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(571)

on September 18, 2011
at 10:03 AM

so, how do we define it? Does filling mean "unrewarding"? Yes, Steak is quite delicious but protein is very filling. The whole theory seems very subjective. Unless we don't measure brain waves of ourself we'll never find out :D

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(4994)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:13 PM

I love organ meats, especially beef heart cooked in butter! Good grief that is rewarding!!

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:26 AM

I find liver delicous, but its so filling that i have no desire to binge, grilled lamb of beef heart is to me as good as any cut of steak meat. Beef kidney, now thats a different story... :) Spring lamb kidneys are suprisingly good tho.

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(18696)

on September 17, 2011
at 11:05 PM

I'm not 100% sure I know what unrewarding means, maybe no desire to eat it or to keep eating it?

I am really turned off by super sweet things, especially (but not only) if they are pure sugar without fat. So I find American smarties-type candy, or candy "corn" type candy disgusting, but also I can't eat fudge or store-bought syrupy pies. On the other end of the spectrum, I find rice unbearably bland (except wild rice), and can hardly choke it down.

Other than those things, though, I have always loved a huge variety of foods, and there is very little I don't like. It's mainly starch that I overeat, though. I used to overeat even plain potato or bread as a child.

Meredith mentioned lean proteins. I also have a hard time with those, but I think for me that's because of the dryness. I just find it hard to eat, and I don't drink with my meals unless it's soup.

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on September 18, 2011
at 01:09 AM

unrewarding means you eat it..and you have no desire to eat more than what you need

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on September 20, 2011
at 06:22 PM

This morning for breakfast I tried Sisson/Davis's No-oatmeal for the first time. Mashed banana, ground nuts/coconut/flax, dried berries, coconut milk. It was very filling - so much so that I had to take half of it with me to work rather than eat it all at 7AM. I think coconut flour's inclination to bulk is a big part of the reason.

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on September 20, 2011
at 04:38 PM

In my non-paleo days, oatmeal really frustrated me. So many people tout it as the most satisfying, filling breakfast. No matter how I prepared it, it always felt as if I ate a bowl of something that's not really food, like barium, and it would just sit in my stomach. I'd also find myself intensely craving salt and feeling generally ansty and dissatisfied after eating it, and no other food has given me the same reaction.

I recently made stuffed peppers with ground turkey thigh and a cauliflower, carrot, onion blend. I don't know if I should blame the cauliflower or the turkey, but the stuffing tasted like I imagine cardboard stewed in beef stock might.

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on September 20, 2011
at 02:35 PM

Boiled/steamed/raw fish, cold boiled eggs, cold white rice, raw/steamed/boiled ground beef, cold steak... And add salt to any of these and the reward goes through the roof and I'll eat more of it. My triggers seem to be based more on temperature and salt. Pretty much any food I eat, it seems like if it's cold and doesn't have salt I don't want to keep eating it. Since I've started cooling all of my food before I eat it my appetite has drastically reduced.

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:03 PM

beef liver and boiled eggs....scrambled eggs in butter are a different story though...

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on September 18, 2011
at 03:05 PM

yeah, I hate hard boiled eggs. Always have to force them down when there aren't any other good options, which is frequent :(

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on September 18, 2011
at 01:56 AM

Yogurt (texture and tangy taste--ugh), liver (although I like a well-made chicken liver pate), bananas (so sugary they make my gums flare up), turnips (too bitter), beets, & ground turkey/chicken (dry, tasteless).

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(15613)

on September 18, 2011
at 01:33 PM

Odd yoghurt is one of the most rewarding foods for me, would eat it al the time if I could.

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(544)

on September 18, 2011
at 03:16 PM

me too re yogurt. Dairy generally, especially old cheeses, soft French cheeses and plain greek yogurt are my addiction. In fact, so bad that I have to stop dairy. I can overdo the protein (and have) with added dairy. So, today is my 1st day of leptin reset, strict, no dairy....

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(2936)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:27 AM

Pork rinds. They force me to put salsa on 'em. Bad, bad, bad.

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on September 18, 2011
at 01:08 AM

haha, that's hilarious because I could overeat those all day

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(32566)

on September 18, 2011
at 04:17 AM

Ugh. Too dry for me. Won't touch them again.

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(18701)

on September 18, 2011
at 02:00 PM

I have never had a pork rind in my life. I don't plan on changing that. Something about them grosses me out.

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(533)

on September 21, 2011
at 05:15 PM

I can overeat them, but if I do, I end up with what feels like a rock in my stomach for hours.

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(3209)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:02 AM

I would have to say beef kidney or coconut oil. I can handle coconut oil in my coffee or mixed with something, but eating a spoonful of it nearly makes me gag. I do it anyway sometimes. Beef kidney gives me a god awful headache for some reason.

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(20378)

on September 17, 2011
at 10:57 PM

I only eat foods I like currently. However I find vegetables a little harder to shop for and store. But worth it!

EDIT

It is becoming harder and harder to eat chicken breasts. I have not had one in two weeks...

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(3209)

on September 18, 2011
at 12:40 AM

Actually I feel the same way about chicken breast. I always buy boneless thighs now.

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