Food Fatigue (#18)
Food fatigue is when a person would rather not eat than eat the same thing again. Depending on the person, it can make him develop a food aversion or even get physically ill when eating the food he is sick of.
Food fatigue is a real thing and something you should account for while adding to your pantry, especially when you get to thinking more long-term. So, for example, people who store enough rice and beans to last through the rest of this century are making a mistake if they don’t go beyond that. Yes, rice and beans are helpful foods to store because they provide so much nutrition when eaten together. But you can store the most nutritious foods in the world and if someone develops a strong aversion to them because they’ve been forced to eat them so frequently, they aren’t going to help at all.
If you store food for a short term emergency such as a hurricane, earthquake, or blizzard, you don’t want to plan on your family eating SpaghettiOs or Cheerios for seven days straight no matter how much they like them right now. They will get sick of them and possibly develop food fatigue.
So as you are working through these steps, keep in mind the psychological benefits of having a variety of foods that are well liked in your emergency foods. Mixing things up will go a long way in keeping everyone happy and well-fed.
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