I'd like a show of hands, please: how many of us have food aversions?
I know you've all had this conversation somewhere, sometime, right? I don't like such-and-such. My friend hates X, Y, Z. The Hunny won't eat this and that. Why? Why won't we eat certain foods?
Just today I was telling someone about being made to eat tomatoes as a kid. At least, I wasn't allowed to take them off of my burgers. I hate tomatoes. I was also talking about having to eat eggs with runny yolks, which still grosses me out to no end.
Mushrooms, olives, runny yolks, tomatoes, sauerkraut. All on my taboo list. Won't eat them. I'll eat cooked tomatoes, i.e. sauce, ketchup, etc., but not fresh. Don't like slimy. There are reasons for it.
According to Answers dot com, people develop an aversion to certain foods they've eaten just prior to illness. I've watched my kids reason that one out - "I won't eat fish again because it made me sick." Red Rocks had a cold and I KNOW fish didn't give it to him. It's called the Garcia Effect.
But I don't recall getting sick after eating anything on my list. Oh, add tea to that list. Tea in any form. Yuck.
Tell me about your food aversions, will ya? I'll email ya. Not quite ready to talk about it in a group session yet. :)
Until I write again ...