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    As a kid, I always loved and preferred the dark meat on chicken. Even when my mom would take me to McD's, I would cherish the dark meat chicken nuggets (before they switched to all white-meat )

    I loved butter, would slather it on and make it drip from my toast/waffles/english muffin

    Egg yolks were always my FAVORITE part of the egg. I actually don't even like egg whites.

    Coconut was always one of my favorite things.

    It's funny how those foods appealed to me, and how it didn't make sense to learn they were ''unhealthy'' as I got older. I'm glad to find that they are healthy, when you get them from the right sources. Gotta love a child's intuition

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    I'm with you - I love a piece of cheese as a snack, not so much cookies or chips

    I love dark meat on birds, and cuts of meat with the fat still on - absolutely my favorite part.

    Yolks! Yum! And butter....
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    • #3
      i used to feel guilty for being unhealthy and would quickly eat chicken skin during dinner so no one would see me do it (i almost typo'd it as sinner DUN DUN DUNNN) and afterward would sneak my mom's off her plate

      i was such a bad kid
      beautiful
      yeah you are

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      • #4
        I was this backwards kid who LOVED veggies and whose parents had to bargain with her to eat potatoes or rice or whatever starchy side "Just eat 5 bites of coucsous and then you can be done."

        I also loved to sneak slivers of butter while my mom was making dinner. She would get so mad that I was going to "ruin my dinner!" (Probably also because I was underfoot in the kitchen and not helping like I should have been.) But I feel totally vindicated now.

        Still sneaking butter. Even though I'm slowly converting my boyfriend he gets a bit grossed out when I eat just straight butter, so I only do it when he's not looking. It's so yummy!
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        • #5
          Know what appeals to me intuitively? Ice cream.
          You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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          • #6
            While I did like the dark meat on the chicken, I was all about quark, jams, fruit, veggies, hot cereals, black bread and tubers otherwise. So, not the natural inclinations to be proud of.
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            • #7
              When I was a kid I did not like McDonald's. The only thing I would eat there was the fish sandwich. I would only eat tacos at Taco Bell because I did not like beans. I did not like hamburgers. I struggled to eat them so much my mother had to invent a special recipe for me she called "pizza burgers". There was so much parmesan cheese, tomato paste and spices I could not taste the meat or feel the horrible hamburger texture. I also did not like potato chips and was not a fan of french fries. Onion rings were okay.

              What I did like was ice cream. If I could have eaten nothing but ice cream or milk shakes with peanut butter cookies crumbled into them I would have been completely happy.
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              • #8
                Intuitively, I always liked fruit, dairy and red meats. Once I started menstruating, liverwurst became my favourite sandwich filling. I'd cut it super thick, pick at it whilst I made the sandwich and sometimes just use one slice of bread. Fat and liver and spices, oh my!

                Always liked rare red meats and pates. Fruit was mostly a huge variety of citrus (oranges, tangerines, cumquats, grapefruit... I even ate raw lemons!), sometimes bananas and apples. I'd pick the dried fruit and nuts out of fruit and nut cereal. I liked dairy as a kid, but it HAD to be sweet. Whole milk, sweetened yoghurt and cream. Only gradually got used to my mother's home-fermented sour yoghurt.
                Then again, there was sort of this "switchover" where I went from not liking fermented foods to LOVING them, so it may have just been that. From age 15, I basically loved the taste of fermented goods. Dunno why, didn't like them before.

                On the "bad" side, I liked sweetened bran, anything chocolatey and freshly baked bread, slathered in butter.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                  What I did like was ice cream. If I could have eaten nothing but ice cream or milk shakes with peanut butter cookies crumbled into them I would have been completely happy.
                  Sometimes I STILL think that an all ice cream diet would be great. Too bad I'd be massively malnourished and massively fat. A girl can dream though...
                  No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.
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                  The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kochin View Post
                    ... and freshly baked bread, slathered in butter.
                    I've been thinking about this for a little while. Maybe our cultural love of bread is because of what we put on it or in it. If you take the toppings off the pizza, or the fillings out of the sandwich, or the melted butter out of the fresh baked bread, or the creamy sauces off the pasta - would we be that keen for bread? (in general - of course there will be the odd person who loves it completely plain)

                    When I was a kid we used to get breakfast served to us in bed. My mom would bring our favourite breakfast to us on a tray. Mine was tea with a slice of white bread, with thick, thick sweet butter and soft boiled egg yolks all over it.
                    And yes to the dark meat, cheese, the fat on the fried pork chops and the skin from the chicken. The salad was only good because of the dressing on it, and the potatoes were only good when loaded with butter and sour cream, or fried to a crisp in fat.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Grumpycakes View Post
                      Know what appeals to me intuitively? Ice cream.
                      that's a whole other kettle of fish

                      but hi grumpy
                      beautiful
                      yeah you are

                      Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
                      lol

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                      • #12
                        I could never eat the fatty cuts of meat, but that was because the fat was either gristly tissue or too soft and chewy that it would make me nauseous. I'm still that way with chicken skin. I'm fine with ground beef or fatty chicken thighs.

                        I always loved chopping vegetables, and I'm a huge fan of soups.

                        On the other end, I've never really like baking. Baking has to be the hardest cooking to clean up after. Too many measuring cups and bowls get coated with sticky flour .. not to mention the countertops and cutting boards and the floor! Ick. And for what... something that crumbled away into pieces and you have to clean up after that.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jojohaligo View Post
                          I've been thinking about this for a little while. Maybe our cultural love of bread is because of what we put on it or in it. If you take the toppings off the pizza, or the fillings out of the sandwich, or the melted butter out of the fresh baked bread, or the creamy sauces off the pasta - would we be that keen for bread? (in general - of course there will be the odd person who loves it completely plain)
                          I'm that freak. I could eat a whole loaf of good bread plain, especially if it's warm and fresh out of the oven and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. My Hungarian aunts always make their own multigrain bread, and before I went paleo I'd gorge on the stuff every time I visited. My cousins hated it when I came over in the summer because I'd eat all their bread and pick all their raspberries and cherries before they'd have the chance. My aunts always warned me that all that bread would make me fat, but I never listened. On a related note, I've heard that that craving for plain bread could be linked to gluten sensitivity.

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                          • #14
                            I loved butter when I was a baby. And, as a kid, I loved raw ground beef. Almost any kind of cheese, though it took me years to be able to appreciate imported provolone and I still wouldn't eat "maggot cheese." *shudder* I also liked tubers better than green veggies and still do, so that's not great, but as I learn more about tubers and roots, it's not that bad either.
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                            • #15
                              I used to gnaw on the bones from any kind of beef. My sisters were horrified, but my parents weren't bothered. I always loved meat and as I grew up and began to be told it was the product of Satan, I became very sad. Sad and fat. Never really liked veg as a kid, but potatoes drowned in butter were different. Now I just eat the butter. And wear size 4.
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