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May 29, 2024 - 12:45:25 PM
13812 posts since 2/22/2007

Three things that close friends know about me, is that I love smoked meats of all types, dislike artichokes intensely, and depend upon coffee to function. That has been steady for fifty years now. Until lately. At 70 I seem to have lost my taste for smoke. I no longer even care for bacon. Bacon! Any hint of a smoke taste puts me off. Since when? But I can't deny it. And this weekend a friend shared an artichoke dip at a party and I ate a lot of without knowing what it was, and liked it. As in, first liked artichoke anything ever. Then today I had labs at noon, with no food or coffee before. No coffee until noon? How will I survive? Well, unlike in years past, I didn't get a headache and was actually able to get dressed and drive the car, you know, actually be functional. And I didn't really miss it. So who am I and when did the bodysnatchers arrive? Things keep changing and now I don't know who I am anymore! Anyone else change lifelong preferences late in life?

May 29, 2024 - 12:55:26 PM
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Flyguy

USA

11 posts since 1/14/2024

Maybe the labs will answer this question.

May 29, 2024 - 3:12:34 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

30239 posts since 8/3/2003

I call it maturing, aging, if you will. Our tastes do sometimes change as we grow older. I find I like things I couldn't stand when I was younger, for me, I couldn't stand anything coconut or any kind of watermelon. Now, I like both. For years I ate hot dogs and loved them. Now, the thought of one sort of makes my stomach ache. I could go on, but this does happen to some people.

May 29, 2024 - 5:10:49 PM

41299 posts since 3/5/2008

Sometimes...
Differnt is better...

May 30, 2024 - 12:43:56 AM

18663 posts since 8/17/2008

Getting old ain't for sissies.

May 30, 2024 - 2:40:08 AM
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628 posts since 7/13/2008

Yup. 74 and all of a sudden I'd rather eat salads and stir-fried vegetables. Always liked fish, but now I prefer it to steak. Still like smoked meats - but not as much as I used to. Go figure.

May 30, 2024 - 6:31:55 AM
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rinemb

USA

16309 posts since 5/24/2005

I am 71. Soon that number will change, Lord willin' and the crick don't rise!
Many pleasures of old are gone or reduced significantly.
As for foods, taste has definitely dulled a bit, but I can not think of any major shifts in foods I like or don't like.
One problem, as I worry and contemplate about inevitable work attrition and retirement (though as a consultant there is no real "retirement", with a party, a gold watch gift, and a pension that kicks in) my stomach is not cooperating. I am experiencing a lot of mild discomfort and yuckyness after eating. Brad

May 30, 2024 - 6:42:25 AM
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Owen

Canada

15171 posts since 6/5/2011

Mayo Clinic via Dr. Google tells me that "... not enjoying things you used to enjoy" is one of the symptoms of a mental health disorder called adjustment disorder.   So, until/unless we get info ruling it out, I'm going with mental health disorder.   wink

May 30, 2024 - 6:47:30 AM

chuckv97

Canada

72162 posts since 10/5/2013

I’ve gone to liking foods that either stink or bite … good for what ails you.

May 30, 2024 - 8:18:49 AM
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rinemb

USA

16309 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Mayo Clinic via Dr. Google tells me that "... not enjoying things you used to enjoy" is one of the symptoms of a mental health disorder called adjustment disorder.   So, until/unless we get info ruling it out, I'm going with mental health disorder.   wink


Hmmm, I like that there is a name for what ails me.  I will go with "adjustment disorder".  it beats being called crazy!  Brad

May 30, 2024 - 8:29:34 AM

Paul R

Canada

16953 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Mayo Clinic via Dr. Google tells me that "... not enjoying things you used to enjoy" is one of the symptoms of a mental health disorder called adjustment disorder.   So, until/unless we get info ruling it out, I'm going with mental health disorder.   wink


Well, thanks for this,'cause that makes me fit as a ... fiddle? ... banjo?

I still love beef and can't stand seafood. Always did.

Are you sure it's the Mayo Clinic, and not Hellmann's?

May 31, 2024 - 8:46:25 AM
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Owen

Canada

15171 posts since 6/5/2011

... And furthermore Bill-e [from a site called Beer Drinking, bicycle riding, Chicago photography club >> my Facebook >> BHO] , in regards to that coffee before noon ...

May be an image of coffee cup and text that says 'lose By replacing your morning coffee with green tea yu can up to 89% of what liftle littejoy joy you still have left in your life.'

Edited by - Owen on 05/31/2024 08:47:14

May 31, 2024 - 8:52:21 AM
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12774 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by STUD figmo Al

Sometimes...
Differnt is better...


Does Liz read you BHO postings? If so has she been acting strange since you made this comment? wink

Jun 9, 2024 - 3:54:10 PM

Owen

Canada

15171 posts since 6/5/2011

Sherry: "For years I ate hot dogs and loved them. Now the  thought of one ... etc."

You mean we shouldn't depend on you for #75,174 or # 693,866?!?!?    .... if a record was on the line we'd be SOL?!?!? https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/fans-ate-a-record-breaking-number-of-hot-dogs-at-rogers-centre-last-night-here-s-the-average-per-person-1.6485828

I don't see any stats for this season, but apparently 2022 = 440,000 and 2023 = 693,865.

Jun 10, 2024 - 6:15:58 PM

donc

Canada

7451 posts since 2/9/2010

For my first 50 years sugar was king. Chocolate bars, 2 teaspoons of sugar in the coffee, and anything baked in loads of sugar. Today I would eat one bite of an O'Henry bar and put it down, One piece of pie or cake is well enough and coffee with only one shot of milk or cream is all I need. Having a couple off aunts and uncles who became diabetic was also persuasive.

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