When I first heard the expression "going right to your thighs", I thought that meant that instead of cellulite, there'd be chewed-up food that didn't even go into your stomach or intestines stuffed between your skin and your muscles. Even to this day, I'm still grossed out by the expression.
Apart from Hindu vegetarians and underfed people in poverty, I used to think all skinny people were anorexic, even when they ate normally like everyone else.
I used to think that having an eating disorder or dietary condition sort of depended on where people lived or originated from, because it would sound strange to say (probably as a teenager) that your parents were Italian, but your diet was free of pizza and pasta, or any other food associated with a certain culture!
I used to believe that if I ate candies in the morning my stomach was going to explode
I used to eat a lots of spinach when I was kid in the hope of becoming stronger because I thought all iron from spinach would go into my muscles, and that was what transformed them into tough muscles...
I no longer think this. But I keep eating spinach however it's not this that is going to help me to get a model body !!
When I almost choked to death one time and when I vomited, I thought people had two holes inside their necks; one for food and one for ‘water’. If you eat too fast and the food goes in the ‘water’ hole, you choke. If you drink too fast and the ‘water’ goes in the food hole, you vomit.
I used to think that if I ate spinach I would have a lot of strength (Popeye)
I used to believe that if I ate a lot of junk food in a week, I'd get so fat that my belly would be too big for my clothes and I'd have to roll around!
When I was 4 -5 years I used to believe that if I drank milk I'll become a cow.
I used to think that I could eat a lot of food at Thanksgiving, but my stomach size would show my limit. I thought that if I got too full, my belly would reach the table and my belly button would pop out!
When I was a little girl, I used to believe that if I swallowed an apple seed, an apple tree would grow in my belly!!!
When I was about 6 I was told you can't go swimming after eating a meal because you'll get a cramp and drown. This didn't scare me. Instead I wondered how anyone could drown when all they had to do was just keep swallowing the water until they could stand again.
When I was about 11 I told my 9 year old step sister at the time that if she ate enough otter pop Popsicles that her vocal chords would freeze and shed lose her voice and not have to go to school the next day. My sister then proceeded to eat a good 15-20 before my mom found out what I had said.
I believed that your stomach must be empty before you go to sleep.
If you eat your fruits and vegetables you will grow much faster and your muscles will be very happy!
My throat was held open by a lattice of criss-crossing throat bones and if I ate spaghetti it could get tangled around these bones and I would choke
When I was about 3 or 4 years old I used to think that grilled cheese sandwiches were called "Girl cheese sandwiches" Because of this I thought it was against the law to eat one if you were a boy. I knew i was able to eat them but i got kinda freaked out when my brother ordered one in a restaurant one time.
if you eat toothpaste straight from the tube, you will get worms
When I was younger I wanted blue eyes. My parents told me if I ate lots of veggies then they would eventually turn blue.....I'm still waiting for that to happen....
I used to believe that I couldn't eat deviled eggs because they were from satan and possessed.