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Old 01-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Retraining the taste buds

I am not sure exactly where this post goes, maybe the moderater could do what he does best. Well, anyway, I taught and I read and now I understand there are a bunch of people who do not like certain foods. Well, I don't like lima beans, so what; I think if it was prepared well, I could choke it down. The many things they do not like astound me.

When I was a bodybuilder, I had to diet to reduce body weight. How to do that and still remain human. I realized after a while that I could not eat the usual stuff without exceeding the the calorie limit. So, I figured out, that I had to retrain my tastebuds to put up with the food needed. After doing this several times, I realized that the taste was definitely re trainable. Sure, some things are more desirable, but if you need to, you can put up with many things.

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Old 01-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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Why should I bother with "retraining my taste buds" to eat something I do not like? Life is too short, i want to enjoy what I like and not be bothered with the rest.

I happen to LOVE lima beans...but I'm not going to force you to eat them if you don't like them...I'd like the same consideration over those Brussels Sprouts.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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I don't think you're retraining your taste buds, just convincing yourself that something you have to do isn't so bad after all. But you are right that the human body is very adaptable when it has to be.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Lima bean lover here, too! Brussels sprouts make a nice decoration. Actually, artichokes look better, and don't have so many worms.
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I do not wish to retrain my tastebuds to like lutefisk. Please pass the brussels sprouts and lima beans.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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I do not wish to retrain my tastebuds to like lutefisk. Please pass the brussels sprouts and lima beans.
CW, you might know. My mom loved finnenhady (sp?). I just remember it stunk up the kitchen like lutefisk. What is it, and did you have it too?
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Finnan Haddie is smoked haddock.
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Why should I bother with "retraining my taste buds" to eat something I do not like? Life is too short, i want to enjoy what I like and not be bothered with the rest.

I happen to LOVE lima beans...but I'm not going to force you to eat them if you don't like them...I'd like the same consideration over those Brussels Sprouts.
Now, now. I had to acquire the taste of bitter chocolate. As a child, I only liked milk chocolate. Now, I would only go with bitter chocolate...Hmm. Maybe I need to re-acquire the taste for milk chocolate.
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Now, now. I had to acquire the taste of bitter chocolate. As a child, I only liked milk chocolate. Now, I would only go with bitter chocolate...Hmm. Maybe I need to re-acquire the taste for milk chocolate.
You never met a chocolate you didn't like.
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You never met a chocolate you didn't like.
*gasps* Not true! There was that...raspberry thing that filled a chocolate affecting the flavor negatively. You could taste the raspberry-like thing flavor even when you tried to simply lick the chocolate off!
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