Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Day Without Taste...


Alas, like I said yesterday I'm sick. I don't have the flu, but my head feels as stuffed up as artichoke! But, after staying home yesterday, Craig bringing me soup and some  OTC meds I'm starting to feel better. But like so many colds that has come before, I lose my ability to taste anything for at least a day. It's an odd feeling to be drinking gatorade one minute and then the next to just be drinking nothing. I tried to shock my taste back to life by eating some vegetable sushi at lunch and let the wasabi bring it back, but it was no use. 

My taste buds played hooky today and for once in my life I really didn't snack or much or eat much of anything all day because I didn't want to eat nothing, I wanted to taste what I was eating. This got me thinking, of course. On my diet quest, I've been trying to really identity my emotional triggers that cause me to eat, my inability to stop eating until my plate is clean, and why I am 30 pounds overweight. I'm starting to think "Taste" has a lot to do with it. If I eat something hearty I want something sweet...The sweet usually comes in some processed or over-sugared treat.  Maybe I can trick my taste buds into accepting more healthier options like mangos or pineapple or some other naturally sweet food instead? If I really take a good look at the labels and realize that what I'm tasting isn't good for me, maybe I won't want to eat it? 

I need to play around with this unintentional no taste journey of mine. Eventually I'll get it back. Right now I still can't taste anything and I realized at dinner I ate less...Hmm...I have to figure this out further. I think this is a clue to helping myself...

I have to go to bed and try to feel better. This past week thank you for the lovely comments on my macron failure, my upcoming reunion, and my post about love. I will be visiting your lovely blogs once again soon! 

25 comments:

  1. Sorry you're not feeling well, get better soon! :)

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  2. hope you get well soon! :) take a lot of rest

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  3. stay strong sweets, i hope u did get better, kisses...
    rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Get well soon . (Acho-ooooo well I already have flu :'[ )
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  5. Boo to not feeling well.

    Very insightful thought about taste affecting eating habits. I know if i burn my tongue on soup or hot chocolate, I too, don't like to eat much either. Maybe that will be my diet - burn my tongue diet. Bahahahaha.

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  6. awe feel better love! - google "Whole30" .. i'm doing it now - it restarts your system to it's natrual state - it'll CHANGE your whole idea of food/eating .. there's a book called "it starts with food" and it explains everything

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  7. i hope you feel better. it is all about taste, isn't it? what fun would eating be if you coudln't taste it?? have a good weekend, i hope you are able to actually enjoy your food soon!

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  8. I hope you feel better soon my dear!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xx. McKenna Lou
    www.lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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  9. Feel better soon! Both Jade & I are on diets, 5 days in and I have less cravings, it's hard but you'll get there (and so will I!)

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  10. I hope you feel better soon, being ill is never fun! Also good luck on losing weight too, that's my main goal for this year! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Just found your blog and loving it. Maybe we can follow each other on GFC or bloglovin? Please feel free to stop by my blog and let me know. XO

    http://mevamarie.blogspot.com/

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  12. Sorry you don't feel well! Feel better soon!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  13. not even WASABI brought it back?? now that's a stubborn stuffed up cold. that's my number one thing that annoys me during a cold- there's no point of eating anything yummy because you can't enjoy it. i hope you feel better soon!!

    xoMarlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  14. i hear you.... this week was a total write-off for me as i came down with viral bronchitis. hope you feel better soon!

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  15. Sorry to hear u're down. Hope u're recovering. Gosh, the bear pix is sooooooo cute!

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  16. I'm very much like you - tasting something is a big reason why I enjoy eating it. I always feel like I want something sweet after eating savory foods, or something salty after eating a lot of sweets. I've read that the less processed sugar you eat, the less you crave it and the more sweet other things taste. I have up all sweets for Lent a couple years ago and that was definitely true. Once I got past the first few days of cravings, things like apples, bananas, berries, etc suddenly tasted so much sweeter and delicious! I've fallen back into bad habits lately but I'm trying to cut down my processed sugars again and start eating more fruits.

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  17. Hope your taste returns soon, I always hated that feeling.

    I find for me that fruit or a spoonful of honey often does the trick when I'm craving a sweet thing.

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  18. Ugh, I've had that happen to me too - it's weird to say the least. I hope by now you are feeling MUCH better!

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  19. Ugh no fun at all, I hope you feel better soon!

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  20. i have been sickly too lately, no bueno!

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  21. Hope you are feeling better~!

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