...would you still eat? Would you eat differently?
If your sense of taste was nearly demolished by, say, a severe sinus infection, and you could not smell anything including your food, so that when you ate it, you could only tell the very most basic of flavors such as "hmmm I think this is sweet" or "this seems to be salty," do you think you'd eat differently?
It's strange. I thought to myself yesterday, "hey, this is a great opportunity for weight loss. I can't really taste anything! So I can just eat anything that is healthy because something like a cookie or a candy bar would not even taste like anything."
True. A candy doesn't taste like much. My daughter gave me a little foil-wrapped chocolate heart she got on Valentine's Day, and I couldn't taste it, but I ate it. I ate a cinnamon bun that looked good, but I have no idea if it tasted good or not because I couldn't tell. Yet I ate it, and wanted another one. I don't really get it...
If you were mildly nauseous all day, would you lose weight from not eating? Not me, I still want to eat. To heck with nausea, I still want to be eating. Granted, I don't eat as much volume, but I eat. Yes, I eat when I am nauseous, and the food has almost no taste. It makes no sense.
Habit? I dunno. I derive almost no pleasure from food right now other than the sensation of being sustained by what I eat. Yet I eat what is not very nutritious sometimes. Sure, I have my healthy chicken soup and my whole grain cereal. I have fresh berries and healthy stuff too. But would I eat a whole bag of chips and a mayo-slathered hoagie if it was in front of me? Heck yeah. Even though I am nauseous and I wouldn't be able to taste it.
I haven't figured out what this means, or why I want to even eat when I am this sick. I don't have any cravings which is nice. But today I was sicker than yesterday, and I put a call in to the doctor, and then missed the callback when I was outside cleaning up puppy doo. I really need to get in to the doctor tomorrow. I have been sick for a week now and I don't feel better. In some ways I feel worse.
That's all for now.
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