Food Phases of Food

Dec 10, 2008
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Ever since I can remember, I'd go through phases where I'd mainly eat one thing and one thing only for lunch for an extended period of time. When I was little, years alternated between tuna and cheese sandwiches. I changed it up during college more but mainly it was taco salad. Now that I live on my own, it's grilled cheese sandwiches as of late. When I first moved in it was chicken quesadillas all the time.

Anyone else have weird habits like mine?
 

Bay

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Feb 7, 2007
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I have phases too. Mostly with breakfast. I can have yoghurt for a week and then get really tired of it and then I have to move on to something else.
 

bagap

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Jul 31, 2008
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ABSOLUTELY! The worst was when I was pregnant...I had to have lasagna every day for months. Then I moved on to crab salad...the restaurants I used to go to always knew my order in advance :shame:

Now I get into ethnic food kicks, where I want nothing but Vietnamese for weeks...then it switches to Korean...then Thai...then Mexican...yup, my friends and family think I'm weird, lol.
 

L etoile

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I do the same thing. I was on a salmon kick last year, then couldn't stand the smell of it for a few months. Now, I'm craving salmon every night again! I have hamburger cravings that last for a month, then wear off. The week before my wedding, I had hamburger cravings and ate one everyday. I was worried that my dress wouldn't fit, but I nixed the hamburger buns (I was seriously just craving the meat, bacon, and cheese) and actually lost weight. I think that it's a good idea to eat what your body wants. I find that listening to my body keeps my weight from fluctuating.
 

bipolarbear

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Jun 10, 2009
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Yep - unfortunately, so does my DH, so on occasion we get in these periods when I'm on Thai, and he's deep in the heart of the SW or some such thing.
 

Kam7185

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I do this too, and I think it's more common than one would think! A good friend of mine was obsessed with carrots and turned orange!
 

L4F4

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YES! I know what you mean! It's due to brain chemistry, which is affected by so many things.
 
Oct 29, 2006
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ABSOLUTELY! The worst was when I was pregnant...I had to have lasagna every day for months. Then I moved on to crab salad...the restaurants I used to go to always knew my order in advance :shame:
Haha, I'm worried that when I get pregnant I will be like this, or worse!
 

robyn

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If I eat the same thing three times in a row, I will keep eating it for months:nuts:

There is this one little Italian restaurant that we go to that I order fried calamari and zuppa de pesce with chianti EVERY SINGLE time we go there.

And another place where I only order oysters.
 

claireZk

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Yes! Last week I ate a plum and a green salad with chicken every day for lunch. The last couple days I've been craving yogurt and pudding, so I think my body must need calcium!