Picky Eating Adults

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  1. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Everything's a disorder these days. :rolleyes:

    I'm sick of people taking every little difference between people and claiming that it's a disorder, and that they should be given special preference and expensive treatments should be covered by insurance.

    While this adult picky eaters stuff is BS, there are some people who are inclined to have a distaste for stronger flavors, because they are born with a greater number of tastebuds, so subtle flavors taste stronger to them. The opposite is true as well, some have fewer tastebuds and will be able to eat spicy or especially strong food without the normal reactions.
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Picky Eating Adults

    Why not be picky about eating the adults, there is more meat on them to choose from.
     
  4. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I agree here, basically it boils down to dollars. I think there is too much profit in a doctor telling someone "here take these for your condition". There is a medicine for just about everything, its quite absurd imo.

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  5. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    WTH is up with that? I hope I meet a cute picky eater and uses this excuse. Why would it be a disorder. Order what you want to eat, no one's forcing you to eat something like when you were younger. Being picky is not a disorder, not being able to consume food (allergic, etc) would be different.
     
  6. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I've got some empathy for these guys. This kind of disorder would really affect one's quality of life - eating is one of biggest social events in society (heck all societies). Just ask people with dietary restrictions (such as those born with phenylketouria) how much it sucks not to be able to fully participate in meals for life. It's horrible.

    Basically your post boils down to you not bothering to read the link at all :rolleyes:. These people don't seek medical help for magical pills. They go about hiding their pickiness from most everyone. The only time I'd be interested in seeing them as a doctor would be if their pickiness ends up affecting their quality of life to the extent it begins to manifest as a more serious psychological problem like depression. Might want to loosen your tin foil hat Ed.
     
  7. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Sounds like this guy has some other issues that he has somehow concatenated into this 'picky eater syndrome'. I think that normal doctors would look at people like this and treat other, underlying conditions instead of some created condition.
     
  8. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm....I'll eat anything that closely resembles food....:eek:
     
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    I spent a week in Navy survival school. There were two days at the beach and 5 days in the high desert. You ate what you caught. Problem is, when I went through, there were three years worth of previous classes who went through first. Virtually every edible plant had been gnawed to the ground and animals treated the area like we would a nuclear waste spill.

    After three days of no appreciable food, it becomes all you think about, every waking moment. What really surprised me was, I was craving food I had never liked before (I was a very finicky eater). Granted, there were some boundaries I would not cross (liver, lutefisk, pickled beets, etc). I cannot recall what the others were. I began to eat them soon thereafter.

    There are still somethings I cannot eat. But, that is a relatively small list. I think any picky eater can break the habit. Mom probably let them get away with everything. Now they need someone to hold their hand as they venture forth without her.
     
  11. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I am a somewhat picky eater in that I do not like cross contamination of foods. For example if I am eating macaroni and cheese with corn if the cheese touches the corn I get POed.

    Maybe its a form of OCD?
     
  12. IBobby macrumors regular

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    I guess i have a disorder but you know what? do i care ? uhhh lets see not really lol :D :D, I am one of the most pickiest eaters in town, I eat brown only like meat, beef, porkchops I hate any sort of vegetable<-- i know i spelled it wrong oh well "whateva" but yeah when i order things i get them plain cause i like to get straight to the point of the meal if you get a hamburger its meat and a salad toss the salad and give me the meat whateva my rant for the day i have had a very frazzlaing day :(
     
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    Excellent post. Hunger will change what looks palatable really quick! I can't say I've really gone without food for several days like that, however I do sort of know the feeling....when I'm backpacking, pulling into camp and setting up for dinner is like the most joyous occasion, the most crap freeze dried, dehydrated, powdered food looks like a succulent filet mignon. :D
     
  14. emw macrumors G4

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    Anyone else amused by the fact that the acronym for a society catering to picky eaters is PEAS? I mean, really, what picky eater likes peas for crying out loud? I'm not a picky eater and I hate peas.
     
  15. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think you and SMM have the workings of a brilliant idea. We should send them out camping or surviving or whatever for a few days - that'll cure 'em. Like you I have a story - I was on this pioneer re-enactment, and spent the days pulling a a handcart. In July. In DC. In the sun (well from sunup to sundown. Actually, now that I think about it, the day I'm thinking of was 10 years ago today. Anyway, dinner one night was chicken broth and bread. That may have been the best meal I've ever had.

    I figure you feed 'em what they hate - they'll learn to like it.
     
  16. imac/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I had to laugh about that backpacking comment. I was once out for a weekend backpacking trip and decided to take a can of chili for dinner. That was probably one of the most rewarding meals I have ever eaten. Several weeks later while at home, I remembered how good that chili was on the trail and made myself some for dinner. I got about two bites down before I had to throw it away. It was absolutely horrible.
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    How many of us here have fallen ill right after eating a certain food and haven't been able to touch the food since?

    It seems to me that "Paul's Story" is no different. He was sick with numerous diseases during his childhood, and as a result, he can no longer consume any of the foods he ate during that time period.

    In that case alone, and assuming it's accurate, then yes, I would classify that as an eating disorder.
     
  18. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Somebody should tell this guy Picky that chicken tastes much better than adults.
     
  19. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I got the flu the same day my Mom first introduced Fritos. I could stand the smell of anything remotely resembling them for 10 years. Once again it was 'forced' situation that made me re-evaluate my position.
     
  20. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Do Jaegermeister, Tequilla, and cheap Vodka count as food? I pretty much can't touch those anymore.
     
  21. iGav macrumors G3

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    I had that last year with cauliflowers, up until that night, they were my absolute most favourite thing ever in the vegetable world... until I had to get up about 3 in the morning to be violently ill thanks to a bug from my sister-in-law's half sister and brother.

    Since then the mere thought of the stuff gives me goose bumps. *shudders*.

    I had a similar thing with Heinz Beans & Sausages when I was younger too, that little episode put me off them for 20 years.

    But I've always been a fussy eater of epic proportions... :( I've become even more fastidious this year too, as I turned vegetarian on January 1st... but that was Blue Velvets fault. (true) ;)
     
  22. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Me. I made a pizza with chicken and spent the night being violently sick. Even though I found out it was due to a bug that was going around (both my mum and sister came home from work ill that day, and told of others that had as well) I still can't eat chicken on pizza. It took a long time to eat pizza again, but it's back to one of my favourite foods.

    There's always a reason why someone won't eat a certain food, and that reason needs to be found and dealt with, there's no "disorder".
     
  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I'm picky with my food, but it's not a disorder. I'm just an awkward bastard like that.
     
  24. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    Ha. I'm vegan and when I started a new job, a group of people at work confronted me intervention-style because they thought I had an eating disorder.

    Seriously.

    It's called "preference", not "disorder".
     
  25. Mord macrumors G4

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    I used to be like this to an insane degree, now not so much.
     

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