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Do you get obsessed with certain foods?

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Do you get obsessed with certain foods?

Slowdive | Feb 5, 2011 05:15 PM

Does anyone else go through food "phases" where they eat the same thing every day, look for/make different version of it, and eat practically nothing else for weeks or months? For example this fall I think I ate a sweet potato almost every single day for breakfast. I even traipsed around Vancouver looking for harder to find varieties like the purple yams. Then after about 3 months that subsided, although I still eat them a few times a week. Or for the past month I've eaten tinned salmon for pretty much every weekday dinner. I normally don't eat butter on my toast but for a month I've been having buttered toast every morning, I just suddenly HAD to have it, until one morning I woke up and didn't feel like eating butter again. Stuff like that. It's almost like fixating on certain foods for no apparent reason.
Anyone else get like this? People are surprised when they find out what a ritualistic/habitual eater I am because they know i love to cook. But I also love routine, which I'm guessing is a big part of it.
(I feel like this makes me sound like a total nutjob; but I swear I'm not! Only slightly neurotic, for the most part.)

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