View Full Version : Changes in my palate
01-25-2010, 04:01 AM
I grew up on pizza pops. But now, as I'm getting more and more raw, I've discovered I LOATHE the smell of meat. I mean, it does not appeal to me at all. And when someone makes spaghetti bolognese in the kitchen at work, I get so grossed out I can't even breathe in there. Has anyone else had this experience? I mean, I don't want to impose my views on anyone, but when I have to smell tuna casserole all night, I actually feel irritated. And I used to LIKE that stuff!
Also, I've noticed that foods I never liked before, such as bananas, I am now eating with fervor. It feels like they're filling a certain "hole" because of their texture. Maybe it was the smell of fake banana flavouring that had me so turned off...
I'd love to hear how other rawies' palates have changed since going raw!
01-25-2010, 04:32 AM
Yeah, isn't that great? I still remember the first time I woke up and instantly craving leafy greens. I've never been that fond of greens before, now I can just sit and munch on them like potato chips. :)
Most people doesn't realize that the taste can change so drastically. Some people actually think that I sit there and silently crave the meat they are eating, but to be honest that's not even food to me anymore.
Do they seriously think that I could be without something for 11 years if I craved it that badly? :)
01-25-2010, 06:37 AM
i've been vegan for 5 or 6 years, and to me the smell of meat - ugh, it might as well be human flesh. vomit.
01-25-2010, 10:56 AM
I hear ya. And Ew! artificial banana smell/flavor is the worst. I used to hate anything banana flavored...until I started eating "real" bananas! LOL! Now I get grossed out by the smell of most meats cooking, though sometimes the smell of spaghetti will make me hungry. I was vegan for almost 9 years before going raw though, so I was already used to not liking/eating meat. The biggest thing for me since going raw is that I don't crave sugar anymore. I used to be a sugar-a-holic. I would seriously NEED something sugary (like, nasty white sugar) every day. I was so addicted to it. Now...well, I can't remember the last time I craved sugary stuff, and when I did all I had to do was eat a mango or some pineapple or something. But it's been a long time...
01-25-2010, 04:45 PM
I loathe the smell of meat..haven't had any in 17 yrs. I can taste it if it's been put in something for flavoring..ex: bacon juice or soups. I now like avocados, peppers. still not a cauliflower fan.
My experience in the past (I'm just coming back to raw vegan) has been that the longer I live as a raw vegan and the more food that I eat that is absolutely un-processed, the less desire (tolerance?) I have for foods that are processed or not vegan. For me, the worst is cheese! BLECH! can't stand the smell...especially Feta! But it's great because the desire to eat the stuff is gone too! YAY!
01-26-2010, 02:51 PM
I loathe the smell of meat..haven't had any in 17 yrs. I can taste it if it's been put in something for flavoring..ex: bacon juice or soups.
same - i did that once w/ soup and my dad didn't believe me and then checked the ingredients. that was a long long time ago.
01-26-2010, 07:12 PM
Well I had a Revvellation (:D) today. This is twice now that I have had seconds and even thirds of salad.
Salad was something I ate because it was good for you, because you were supposed to. Well today I made a tossed green salad - nothing special just lettuce and some chopped veggies for hubby and I. He is not home yet and I almost ate the whole thing.
I am liking salads. WOW that is huge.
my almost raw Reese's peanut butter cups that I was eating constantly a couple months ago are just OK now. Not even close to great.
So yeah, I would say for sure that your tastes will change. I made some raw granola bars and they were so sweet the first time I left out the honey this time and they are much better.
I have been poisoning my body with things that I thought tasted good for so many years. These things do not taste good they just overwhelm our taste buds and cause addictions. I believe the processed food industry and the restaurant industry are going to eventually go the way of the tobacco industry for the additives they put in food to addict us.
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