Am I the only one who hates food from the Fridge?

  • maximumrisk

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    Sep 15, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    I was just wondering if I am simply weird, or if I am not alone. Thing is that I like to cook and mostly there is enough leftover for the fridge. My big problem is that every time I try to eat some leftovers from the day before or something like that, I always feel like gagging and if I force myself to eat it mostly also start to vomit. I cant really do something against it and others always say I am stupid for not wanting to eat.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    maximumrisk saidI was just wondering if I am simply weird, or if I am not alone. Thing is that I like to cook and mostly there is enough leftover for the fridge. My big problem is that every time I try to eat some leftovers from the day before or something like that, I always feel like gagging and if I force myself to eat it mostly also start to vomit. I cant really do something against it and others always say I am stupid for not wanting to eat.

    This is psychological. And something's are better the second day, like stew and homemade spaghetti sauce. Gives the flavors time to mingle.
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    Sep 15, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    cook better
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    Sep 15, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    Based on your profile name, I'm thinking you're not thoroughly cooking your foods. Maybe that's why you're always gagging? Day-old, cold, half-cooked chicken can certainly cause a gag reflex
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    Sep 15, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    I often make enough of something that it will last me for 2 or 3 days. I get a sick feeling if I have to end up throwing something away uneaten. I can still hear my mother saying, "Finish your dinner. There's people starving in Africa!"
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:05 PM GMT
    Just to say one thing, my cooking is very good. At least I heard that on many occasions. What actually brings me to gag is the smell of the food and the thought that it is a day old.

    I got my stomach upset various times because of food that was apparently to long in the fridge, I even stopped eating spaghetti for a time because I became unable to hold food in me for more then a week.
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    maximumrisk saidJust to say one thing, my cooking is very good. At least I heard that on many occasions. What actually brings me to gag is the smell of the food and the thought that it is a day old.

    I got my stomach upset various times because of food that was apparently to long in the fridge, I even stopped eating spaghetti for a time because I became unable to hold food in me for more then a week.

    Sounds like behavioral conditioning from your past experiences. If you can't get over it, then only cook enough for that meal and dont eat food from the fridge.
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:26 PM GMT
    maximumrisk said My big problem is that every time I try to eat some leftovers from the day before or something like that, I always feel like gagging and if I force myself to eat it mostly also start to vomit. I cant really do something against it and others always say I am stupid for not wanting to eat.



    Maybe give leftovers to a homeless person on the street or something. I think it's normal to not be excited about left overs. Some food just smells gross once refrigerated, so save yourself the gagging and try to only make enough food just for you so no left overs need to be made. Maybe buy a dog and feed it the left overs.
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    I don't eat leftovers...I find them disgusting.
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    Sep 15, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    I love leftovers. In the winter, I cook huge pots of soup, freeze some, and then eat on the rest for several days.
  • NYCguy74

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    Sep 16, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    Get a thermometer for your fridge, make sure it's the right temp.

    also if your fridge is empty, it won't stay consistently cold, it needs "thermal mass" go buy some gallon jugs of water that just sit in there to help it stay stable.

    having stuff in there that stays cold, will help keep warm air from entering every time you open the door. Although you also don't want it too packed, as the cold air can't get around all the food.

    also the seal should be tight enough to firmly hold a dollar bill, if it's too easy to pull out, your seals need replacing.


    But otherwise, it's probably more a mental thing, as long as food goes into the fridge before it sits out at room temperature for a long time, it's fine for at least a day or 2.
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    Sep 16, 2010 1:15 AM GMT
    I have always hated leftovers, which is why I have learned to literally either cook, shop or get takeout nearly every other day.
  • maximumrisk

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    Sep 16, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    Caslon15000 said
    maximumrisk saidJust to say one thing, my cooking is very good. At least I heard that on many occasions. What actually brings me to gag is the smell of the food and the thought that it is a day old.

    I got my stomach upset various times because of food that was apparently to long in the fridge, I even stopped eating spaghetti for a time because I became unable to hold food in me for more then a week.

    Sounds like behavioral conditioning from your past experiences. If you can't get over it, then only cook enough for that meal and dont eat food from the fridge.


    Easier said then done when visiting my Parents and my Dad whips something up with the food of last week. The last one he tried to give me to eat was a baked mixture of rice, noodles, spaghetti sauce and a few eggs. Needles to say it was a Nightmare forcing that down.