So I began working out consistently about 8 months ago, and for some time my eating was a lot better than it was in the past. However, I never seem to enjoy "clean food" of course it isn't as tasty as everything else you can cook that isn't very healthy. I continued working out but stopped eating healthy and of course I gained all of the weight I had lost... I started doing CrossFit about 4 months ago and have been able to build muscle and what not, but my eating totally sucks and I feel it holding me down in my workouts. As of January 2nd I committed to eating clean once again, but unfortunately EVERYTHING makes me gag!!! I don't understand why??? The food isn't nasty to me, but the texture of just about everything is constantly making me gag and it makes me dread the time for another meal. I really want to focus on getting abs and a healthy body, but I know it mainly comes from the kitchen... I'm just out of options, I try adding different veggies to my food and spices but it doesn't work. It takes me about 45 mins at the very least to finish a meal opposed to the 5 minutes it used to take me to absorb a plate full of my previous meals. I know it's all mental, but does anybody have any tips on how to overcome this? It is driving me nuts and stressing me the **** out !!!!
I'm a 23 year old female
currently 156# 24% Body Fat
the lowest weight that I was back in September was 138# 19.8% BF ... YES I managed to gain that much weight in 3 months... LOL.
**I have been attempting Paleo for 4 days now, and unfortunately I had a few pieces of orange chicken today haha... SO HARD
It sounds like a mental block. Have you thought about trying hypnosis to get over it. That being said start with foods you do like, if you like chicken eat it baked rather than fried, find a fish you like and broil or grill it. Most food seasonings should be okay to use for flavor. Gradually, cut back on carbs and slowly work toward whole grains. The idea is to gradually introduce healthier choices and replace bad ones. If you keep eating crap like orange chicken you can kiss your abs goodbye for good.