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What foods do you now find revolting?

Answered on December 30, 2013
Created November 07, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I bought some chocolates for other people, (not the good stuff). They ended in my cupboard, and in a moment of weakness, I tried some. Wow, was that ever bad!!! It didn't taste like chocolate. I was like biting into a vaguely chocolate flavored industrial material. Blech. Can't believe how much my taste buds have changed.

What have you tried after not touching it for a long while and found it really gross?

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on December 29, 2013
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Occasionally when I walk past a McDonalds in a shopping centre, I'll get a whiff of the smell and really, really crave it. I used to work in a shopping centre and at lunch I'd buy McDonalds - double cheeseburger, fries, coke. I ended up eating it at least twice a week. I gave it up before I went paleo and then haven't touched it since, except for once when I took a bite of a friend's cheeseburger. It really wasn't as good as I remembered - probably a blessing!

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on December 26, 2013
at 09:33 PM

+1 for "fast-food-adapted"

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on December 26, 2013
at 09:06 PM

I've only used real PB in the last 10 years, again I can't stand the smell or taste anymore. If I want a nut butter I use Almond butter, which is addictive so I try to control myself.

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on December 26, 2013
at 08:57 PM

Have you tried some real peanut butter? I usually go with all natural crunch, unsalted.

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on December 23, 2013
at 01:49 PM

+1 to sports drinks. Their color is grotesque, and they are absurdly sweet.

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on November 08, 2013
at 10:56 AM

For me, whey seems to mess me up more than gluten.

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on November 08, 2013
at 10:50 AM

For sure, although I can throw down a wheat sandwich and wheat toast for breakfast and feel pretty happy digestive-wise. It's only really when gluten was in every single food item I ate that it maybe started to drag me down. I do think I benefit from having it out of my life, but sometimes things like my mom's home made Won Tons come up, and I'll throw 3 plates down. It doesn't happen often. Maybe one out of 100 meals I'll throw some gluten in for good measure.

I'd rather have some legit gluten than some "gluten-free" processed-food concoction.

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:52 AM

Try to cheat with gluten-free foods when you need a treat. I'd still avoid gluten personally.

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:11 AM

LOL. Poison bug spray is a nice image.

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:11 AM

It takes a while for taste buds to change. The candy might taste a little different after 5 weeks, but way different when you try it after 5 years!

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on November 07, 2013
at 05:13 PM

Best way to out yourself off something.

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:44 PM

I'm surprised nobody has made paleo-cheetos yet!

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:56 PM

For some reason these still appeal to me. Not as much as before but it still takes will power to avoid them and one bite is never enough. Lots of bad food no longer appeals to me but for some reason, doughnuts are still delish.

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:54 PM

Someone recently brought me some macadamia hershey's kisses (from Hawaii for some reason) at work. I always keep dark chocolate in my desk and LOVE the stuff. I figured I could indulge on these since I need not to lose weight. My GOD they are awful. I want so badly to like it but it just tastes gross and makes me feel gross after even 2 or 3. The serving size is a whopping NINE PIECES. I'd probably get a headache and barf. I used to engorge on this stuff.

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:48 PM

Those I always found revolting.

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:16 PM

The fries could have maybe saved it on a good day with fresh oil and hot crispy potato like my childhood memories of a McDonalds french fry. But the universe was like "You want to eat fast food?? this is what fast food tastes like, bitch!" -- at 2am, they were cold and soggy and had that strange burnt peanut-oil vibe going. Ah, so bad.

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:10 PM

I ate a McD burger once after adopting the diet

It was horrible.

even though I live in a country where pink slime is outlawed, and the patties are made of meat.

it's all the bad parts, because I can eat good burgers with no problem.

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on November 07, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Just ate one this morning! Haha!

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on December 30, 2013
at 06:53 PM

For about the past 10 years I've found McDogfood revolting. Way before the diet, though. I usually eat there once a year, only once, to remind myself of how disgusting it is. Even if I... do... kinda like their plain ol' plain hamburgers. x.x

Since the diet? Nothing, really. Over the holidays I've been reminded how good I feel without eating bread, even though I love bread. Went to see the new Hobbit movie over the weekend and got a soda. Drank only about 1/4 of it because it just tasted WAY too syrupy sweet; my SO did the same. Nasty, yucky HFCS sweet. I'll stick with my natural sugar cola made by Soda Stream, when and IF I have a soda craving.

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on December 30, 2013
at 06:53 PM

For about the past 8 years I've found McDogfood revolting. Way before the diet, though. I usually eat there once a year, only once, to remind myself of how disgusting it is.

Since the diet? Nothing, really. Over the holidays I've been reminded how good I feel without eating bread, even though I love bread. Went to see the new Hobbit movie over the weekend and got a soda. Drank only about 1/4 of it because it just tasted WAY too syrupy sweet; my SO did the same. Nasty, yucky HFCS sweet. I'll stick with my natural sugar cola made by Soda Stream, when and IF I have a soda craving.

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on December 30, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Gummi Worms, Gummi Bears, Soda....Chemicals!

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on December 28, 2013
at 11:45 AM

Non-dark chocolate (Cadburys, how I used to love thee), crisps, sweeties, anything pre-made or pre-packaged... I remember after about a year of Paleo in which my only 'indulgences' were wine, I tried a spoonful of my flatmate's Nutella. I used to love Nutella. Love it like Romeo loves Juliet. And it was just revolting. All I could taste was chemicals, the texture was wrong, it was like eating a mouthful of melted plastic.

HOWEVER, I will caveat this with the following: most of the above, if I were to eat it, would retain that addictive, eat-more hold over me. Luckily I never feel moved to eat any of it in the first place, so it's not a problem. But it's amazing how addictive fake foods are, that even when you aren't enjoying the taste you can barely recognise the fact because they throw you into an addicted binge cycle.

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on December 28, 2013
at 05:57 AM

Revolting? Nothing that I didn't pre-paleo. But, oddly, I still find liver revolting but now I get hungry for it.

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on December 26, 2013
at 10:28 PM

I had some Queen Anne chocolate covered cherries for christmas and I barely got through just one... They're SO sweet! Not to mention the cherry and chocolate are so bland and artificial tasting. I used to eat half the box at a time. Also the thought of fettuccini Alfredo now makes me nauseous.

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on December 26, 2013
at 08:59 PM

Most of the restaurants we used to think were "good" or "healthy" just taste like crap now. We basically can't eat out anywhere.

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on December 24, 2013
at 09:53 PM

Bread. It smells like cardboard to me now.

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on December 23, 2013
at 01:37 PM

Standard chocolate bars - with milk chocolate. They just taste like sugar! Blergh. I also had a piece of white bread the other day for the first time in years - the kind that looks and feels like plastic. It tasted like plastic, too.

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on November 11, 2013
at 02:41 AM

Betty Crocker chocolate frosting. I binged on some the other day OTL (I know bad me bad please spank me and give me a time out and force me to eat raw kidney) and it just tasted like chemicals and hydrongenated oils. Those convenience store pastries. Non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening. American cheese. petrolium based nacho cheese. Low fat candy fruit flavored yogurts. Plain white rice. Milk chocolate. Never liked it much, now I REALLY find it offensive. Most fruit juices.

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on November 10, 2013
at 03:04 AM

I totally agree on the chocolate! Who woulda thunk it. Cold cuts and other processed meat are my adversion .... I taste everything besides the meat itself! Yucky!

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on November 10, 2013
at 02:30 AM

TV dinners make me nauseous.

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on November 10, 2013
at 12:43 AM

i don't cheat so i haven't had any of my old foods. i'm sure they would still taste awesome though. my tastebuds have never been picky.

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on November 09, 2013
at 08:44 PM

Sports/soft drinks and fried food. Sports drinks are slightly worse because they're just so SWEET to me and I have a very sensitive palette. Soft drinks I'm slightly better with, although they still taste overly sweet. I've never done well with fried food - as a child, I was nearly allergic and my mother sauteed or baked all meats and that only went away after prolonged exposure - but now the very smell of grease makes me gag and it overcomes whatever taste the food is supposed to have.

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on December 23, 2013
at 01:49 PM

+1 to sports drinks. Their color is grotesque, and they are absurdly sweet.

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on November 09, 2013
at 07:07 PM

Unfortunately, after a bad experience with the urge to vomit and that burp with the taste constantly coming up.... coconut oil. That stuff's for my hands and face only now.

I have offended the paleo gods, I'm sure.

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on November 08, 2013
at 10:37 PM

Peanuts and peanut butter, especially JIF...I hate how I burp and taste that awful peanut taste! I used to love these foods, and now I can hardly stand the smell!

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on November 07, 2013
at 09:54 PM

Standard cheeses — they all taste like gummy plastic. I need an extra-sharp cheddar, a gloucester, a triple-cream brie, a Point Reyes blue, a goat cheese, or a white stilton with apricots to feel like I've actually eaten real cheese.

Wine — most of the cheap wines taste like nothing more than grape-flavored Everclear grain alcohol. I have to spend at least $15 and get a drier, more nuanced wine before I feel like it's money well spent.

Cookies — an occasional treat that's now more rare. The only store-bought ones I enjoy come from a nearby high-end bakery that uses only high-quality ingredients. All the other ones taste like chemicals. For holiday gifts, I've resorted to baking my own.

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on November 07, 2013
at 09:26 PM

Sugary pastries and candy. They smell HORRIBLE. I was dumping candy into a big bowl to give to trick or treaters and couldn't believe how BAD it smelled. Like everything was dipped in poison bug spray. I might have been smelling the printing ink on the packaging--I don't know, but it was awful and I wasn't tempted to even try a tiny, bite sized candy this year.

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:11 AM

LOL. Poison bug spray is a nice image.

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:39 PM

Just passing by fast food restaurants, the smell of the soy or other crap oil makes me retch, and the yeasty smell near subways...

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:11 PM

honestly- nothing...if anything most SAD foods taste better now since they're few and far between. however i cheated with taco bell a few months ago and it basically tasted like nothing.

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:10 PM

Peanut butter my former favorite food. Can't handle the smell or taste anymore.

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on December 26, 2013
at 08:57 PM

Have you tried some real peanut butter? I usually go with all natural crunch, unsalted.

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:05 PM

I have a baaad baaad sweet tooth, or at least used to have. Been on Paleo for 5 weeks, don't really have bad cravings anymore and don't feel like picking it up in the store either. I really wonder what it will taste like the day I decide to try a piece of "small candy" as we call it here. It's lots of different sorts that you buy in loose weight. Basically just artificial stuff and sugar :S I'm not all certain that it actually taste as good as I used to think. I think it was just the sugar devil that lead me in disguise.

Would like a piece of sour dough bread though. I soo love that, but I cannot control myself with it!

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:11 AM

It takes a while for taste buds to change. The candy might taste a little different after 5 weeks, but way different when you try it after 5 years!

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:02 PM

Anything with a color that is clearly not natural.

*Shudder

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on November 07, 2013
at 04:44 PM

I'm surprised nobody has made paleo-cheetos yet!

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:48 PM

Those I always found revolting.

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on November 07, 2013
at 02:28 PM

I did mcDonalds 1 time since I adopted the diet (10pc chicken nuggets, sweet n sour sauce, large fries, orange hi-c.) It reeked of rancid pufa, yet I still went for it. As much as it messed up my stomach the next day, I think it was more of a mental drag than a physical one... it was just like eating pure garbage when I knew better. I haven't touched fast food since. (Though, I still break Paleo rules once a month or so for a treat.)

For a while there (decades?), I was fast-food-adapted and thrived on chicken nuggets.

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on November 08, 2013
at 08:52 AM

Try to cheat with gluten-free foods when you need a treat. I'd still avoid gluten personally.

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:10 PM

I ate a McD burger once after adopting the diet

It was horrible.

even though I live in a country where pink slime is outlawed, and the patties are made of meat.

it's all the bad parts, because I can eat good burgers with no problem.

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on December 26, 2013
at 09:33 PM

+1 for "fast-food-adapted"

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on December 29, 2013
at 12:07 AM

Occasionally when I walk past a McDonalds in a shopping centre, I'll get a whiff of the smell and really, really crave it. I used to work in a shopping centre and at lunch I'd buy McDonalds - double cheeseburger, fries, coke. I ended up eating it at least twice a week. I gave it up before I went paleo and then haven't touched it since, except for once when I took a bite of a friend's cheeseburger. It really wasn't as good as I remembered - probably a blessing!

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on November 07, 2013
at 02:11 PM

sugary doughnuts.

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on November 07, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Just ate one this morning! Haha!

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on November 07, 2013
at 03:56 PM

For some reason these still appeal to me. Not as much as before but it still takes will power to avoid them and one bite is never enough. Lots of bad food no longer appeals to me but for some reason, doughnuts are still delish.

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