Do you have a food that even thinking of it makes you cringe or want to run? I do.
I had a bad experience once, I ate a chicken Caesar salad. It was delicious while I was eating it, but I reacted badly to the lettuce. I know for sure it was the lettuce and not the chicken. Sorry to be graphic but it felt like razor blades going through my digestive system.
From that point on I cannot look at salad the same way. Even the word salad brings back bad memories.
This is wrong. Not all salads have to have lettuce, I can live without eating it. But salad is a whole type of food.
In order to eat healthy I decided to let go of my fear and remove the association I had of lettuce with salad. Now when I think of salads I think, grated carrots, chopped cucumber, lots of other vegetables, with possibly some fruit.
I realised that we can sometimes get stuck with a preconceived thought about something, it is our decision to let that hold us back or to free ourselves from it and change how we think.
As with all change it can take time, every time I thought about salads I had to remind myself that salad does not have to have lettuce. Now I can think of salads, in fact I really would like to try a brussels sprout salad.
Is there any food that you have preconceived notions of? Can you change how you thing of it?