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Old 10-05-2019, 11:11 AM   #1
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Newly Developed Aversion to Meat

This is not about cooking, but about eating. I have been a foodie all my life, love trying new foods, very few dislikes. Recently things that I've always loved are not tasting good to me, especially meat, of all kinds. This is not a political thing, or a sensitivity to the poor animals. It just doesn't appeal to me or taste good anymore. Not the stuff I cook or stuff in a restaurant. I can stare at a menu and nothing appeals to me, or tastes good when I order it. This is very annoying. I WANT to eat meat and love it again! I guess there could be a medical reason for this but I'm not ready to check with my doctor. Does anyone know what could be causing this? I have heard this sometimes happens to the elderly. I am 73. Could that be it??? I hope not! It's not helping me lose weight, though. I am still eating it, trying to get my taste back, just not enjoying it like I used to.
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:29 PM   #2
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Carol, the only time I lose my appetite for certain things is when I'm usually going thru a depression of some sort. Some sort of change in my life that I'm trying to cope with.

Truth be, it's not easy to recognize until I go thru a list in my head as to why. When they say "admitting and knowing the problem is 90% of the cure" is pure B/S. Admittedly it's an important and a huge first step but learning to move on is the gigantic step.

Of course you have to rule out a physical reason and that's where you need to see your doctor. You also have to ask him upfront, could it be physical or mental. Be sure to ask before he sends you off to a gazillion different specialists.

I'm sure others will have some more suggestions for you. Meanwhile why don't you concentrate on a new recipe and execute a whole menu - something different you've always wanted to try.
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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Elderly people often lose some sensitivity in their taste buds, which can decrease their appetite and enjoyment of food, but that's not the same as developing an aversion.

I think dragnlaw has great advice. Start by ruling out a physical issue and consider whether there has been a big change in your life sometime in the past year that could be bothering you. And I like the idea of trying something completely new to you. Good luck.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:02 PM   #4
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Did it start after the earthquakes?
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:10 PM   #5
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Did it start after the earthquakes?
Carol lives in Pennsylvania. It's not earthquake country.
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I developed an aversion to eggs like fried, scrambled. Just thinking about them made me nauseous. It was really hard for me to go out for our weekend breakfast routine and see people, including DH , eating eggs I could sort of eat hard boiled but few and far between. It gradually went away, and I mean better part of a year, although really runny eggs and scrambled every once in a while cause problems. No idea what caused it, just one day there it was. I'm in my late 50s and this happened within the last 18 months or so.
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Carol lives in Pennsylvania. It's not earthquake country.
Well, now I feel silly. I was confusing Carol with Cheryl.

Sorry Carol and Cheryl.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:27 PM   #8
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I had a ground beef dish for dinner tonight, similar to Hamburger Helper but homemade. It was delicious! So maybe I just had to be really hungry.

Actually, we did have an earthquake here a few years ago, but no, that was not when it started.

Eggs are my favorite food. If I develop an aversion to them I'm in big trouble!!
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