Like it says up there in the title, I don't like bananas. I eat them anyway. Why? Because I feel like I ought to. They're not expensive, they're very portable, they're in season all the time, and they're great sources of nutrition that I need post-workout, so I feel compelled to eat them even though I don't like them.
I also don't like yogurt. Its texture is gnarly. I eat it anway. Why? Because low-fat yogurt is a good source of both protein and calcium; it's portable and relatively inexpensive... you get the picture.
What foods do you eat, even though you really don't like 'em?
I find alternatives.
VEGGIES: The only ones I like are carrots and asaparagus. It's really hard for me to eat things like celery, brocolli, peas, ect.
I hate tomatoes but I eat them anway
I hate basically all fish, but I eat them anyway because they are exceptinally high in protein.
Original Post by clairelaine:
there are very few foods I dislike. If I don't like something I don't eat it. Life can be hard enough. Why make it unpleasant as well?
I don't disagree with you. I don't gag at these foods, but they're definitely rather distasteful to me; I should probably find alternatives :)
Baked fish. I was eating it because it was healthy and low cal but burned out. Salmon not included. Fish sticks - love.
Eggs. I add black beans for flavor & fiber but I eat them because of protein and convenience - 2egg with a white scrambled. Sunny side up or hard boiled yolks - love. Whites alone - gag.
Most vegs, unfortunately. The healthier stuff is blah but with some salt and a parmesean sprinkle, down they go or I extend a TV dinner by stirring in more broccoli. Starchy veg & mushrooms - love.
I dont imagine anyone eats something they hate but I was thinking others also eat things there not crazy about for health combined with convenience reasons.
why eat it if you're not enjoying it? sorry that doesn't makes sense..
Just cause you need Vit. C. or something---doesn't mean that if you HATE oranges you have to GAG an orange down ya know? there are TONS of other sources for that Vit.....make sense?
There's a bit of Epicurian in me, so I can't imagine eating a food that I actually didn't like and enjoy when I have a choice, except in situations where I'm taking a small bite or taste just to be polite to the cook.
Since I've been eating healthy, my tastes have expanded, though. Used to hate onions in all situations - now I can actually stand them on pizza or cooked in other dishes (as long as they're not "carmelized.") Used to hate eggplant, now I love it.
If you're eating bananas just for the potassium, and the yogurt for protein and calcium, there are plenty of other sources for those nutrients that you might enjoy more. Eating should be a healthy and enjoyable activity, not a chore.
I've learned to eat brocolli but can't eat a lot in one sitting or I start to get sick from it. But I saute in water until really tender, makes it easier to eat!
AMEN! :) that's why I'm nOT understanding why people keep posting that they are eating things they don't enjoy JUST to get the nutritional benefit! Try a different SOURCE!!
For many years I didnt. I was 400+ pounds and it was unlikely you'd find a healthy item in my diet because I didnt like them. Ive had to stop looking at food as just a taste thing - it was killing me.
Food now has two values for me - taste and nutrition. I eat mostly the healthy foods I prefer, a few that Im not crazy about and none that I hate.
The idea of excluding every food I dont prefer is appealling but I choose to eat limited amounts of them because of health, economic and convience benefit. I take vitamins and fiber not because I like them. A few foods I also eat for the same reason.
My goal after weight loss is along with healthy foods I prefer and none I hate is to also a few because theyre healthy although not particularly liked and a few because theyre liked although not particularly healthy.
I understand why this wouldnt work for others though.
The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.