Maybe some of you guys have some input on this...
I was pretty much raised eating garbage. I was a latchkey kid and my parents were always busy, so I ate a lot of McDonalds and Kraft Mac & Cheez meals growing up. I don't blame my parents. They worked. All the time. A lot of times I was responsible for my own dinner because they owned their own business and there just wasn't time. Whenever we ate as a family it was usually in restaurants, because everyone was too tired to cook and no one ever went grocery shopping.
Real fruit, veggies and meat were a rarity in our home and I, of course, continued that lifestyle when I grew up. Now I want to change that. I don't even enjoy eating French fries and chicken nuggets! But it's all I know, so I find it hard to turn my back on it.
Now onto my problem! I am trying to start eating veggies and fresh meat. I started out losing weight by counting calories and just eating whatever I wanted as long as I stayed in my calorie bracket. It works for weight loss, but it's not good for my overall health.
But healthy food makes me sick. Literally. Tonight I ate corn on the cob (which was fine), collard greens and a piece of baked fish. The entire time I was eating the greens and fish I was struggling not to vomit. I would chew on it forever, dreading having to swallow and when I would swallow I would have to fight off a gag. And they didn't even taste bad. They even tasted pretty good! I only actually ate half of the fish, because by the end of it my heart was racing and I was sitting there with a lump of over-chewed fish in my mouth saying to myself in my head, "Be calm. Just swallow it...swallow it. Don't over-think this..."
Does it just take time to get "used" to eating real food? Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Is it all in my head? Do I need a therapist? Haha.
I appreciate any input!
I know, I'm a lunatic. Who gets sick from eating healthy food?!