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went for italian yesterday and when trying to choose the meat it came down to 2 , happily i went with the chicken instead of prosciutto, because as mush as i love it i can go from that to just plain done with it in mere bites( must be at least partly the saltiness), so i was curious if you ppl have that one food that does the same to you?

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  1. Yes, anything that's really rich. This never used to be the case, but now that I'm older I just can't eat too much of anything fatty or dense. So, something like pork belly or even bone marrow (which I could once down like water) I only only eat smaller portions. To a lesser degree it's the same with desserts, though not quite as much.

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    1. re: PegS

      Yeah, I'm the same way with rich fatty foods, and I too used to be able to eat mass quantities. I've particularly noticed this recently with regard to escargots in garlic butter, and foie gras. I still adore both, but will only order the escargots if someone will share a half dozen with me, and I've just stopped ordering foie (used to feel some ethical reservations but just loved it too much anyway, now figure if I'm not going to enjoy it completely I'll just pass) . Also anything too sweet. For example, I just love the Jack in the Box eggnog shake in season, but can never finish more than half a small one.

      1. re: Kathleen M

        Good point, I get over holiday fare and holiday specialty foods much faster than the rest of my family.

    2. Pancakes...I love the idea and the taste of about five bites, and then I am so over it.

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      1. Gorgonzola cream sauce on pasta. The first couple of bites are sublime. After a few more, I'm done.

        1. Scallops. Three are delicious, the fourth is just...ugh.

          Also chocolate--although I realize I am in a miniscule minority here. One bite is good, any more is overkill.

          1. Funny this was posted, I was just having this conversation with my partner last night, and she wasn't grasping the concept. Due to appointments and errands that kept us out late enough that cooking wasn't an option and going to a sit down joint wasn't appealing, we opted to run through the Jack in the Box drive thru. Yes, I know, I'll turn in my foodie credentials now...

            Anyway, I got their chicken strips and after about two of them I offered the rest to her because I'd just hit the wall with them. They were tasty and I enjoyed them, but after a while I just couldn't stand the thought of eating any more of it, and it had nothing to do with fullness, just was done with the flavor of them.