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#11 Thu 04 Nov 10 12:20pm

Mytimusica

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Member since Mon 01 Nov 10

Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

Hey Chefzilla and Tara!

That's some excellent advice and thank you for ideas and suggestions! I know N.L.P. can work wonders for people so that is worth a try!

I think at least learning to be able to cook my own food and in a sense control that, its helping. Because I have been cooking Jamie's meals, I have noticed a change already in what I am willing to try and have discovered I like! Its amazing really, but 2 nights ago I ate a wild rocket salad and that would NEVER have happened! I tried some fruit but still didn't like that. I also had some leak with a chicken dish and didn't mind that either! I guess its in part about being brave, and just trying, and if I don't like it, I won't force it.  Little by little - a few years ago I couldn't eat a full roast (chicken) dinner, and never tasted any form of curry until last year, so things I know change and progress. I find this area of food issue, interesting and its enlightening to know what people can offer as solutions.

If there is anyone out there who wants to help or look into it - this is Fussy eating and the research involved is very slim - there is room for Masters, PhD research in the area, as well as possibilities for people to find solutions to the psychological and physical problems. It's an interesting area and there are many fussy eater's who are willing to talk and take part in any studies people wish to carry out to get to the bottom of this.

Thanks and be around! x

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#12 Sat 06 Nov 10 12:49am

Tara

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From Melbourne Australia
Member since Sat 22 Dec 07

Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

I don't know where your from Myti, but have you ever seen the television documentary series freaky eaters also known as Eataholics.  A phsycologist and a dietition would get someone with an extreme aversion to trying anything new foodwise to eat all kinds of food.  For example on guy could only bring himself to eat crisps and cheese, he had lived on this diet for years, and was tormented by it .  If he tried anything different he would gag.  After taking small steps over a few weeks he was well on his way to eating a full roast dinner.  If youcould some how get a hold of the series it would be very beneficial to you. The way you describe your habit of eating is just like the people on these shows were, although thankfully not quite as extreme.

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#13 Sat 13 Nov 10 5:45pm

zsoka

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From Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Member since Sun 25 Apr 10

Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

My daughter was a fussy eater also.  I challenged her to try something new from the produce section every week.  This seemed to do the trick and she soon found that she liked things she never would have thought of as good.

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#14 Sat 13 Nov 10 5:46pm

zsoka

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From Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Member since Sun 25 Apr 10

Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

My daughter was a fussy eater also.  I challenged her to try something new from the produce section every week.  This seemed to do the trick and she soon found that she liked things she never would have thought of as good. I agree even if you don't like something you tried it.

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#15 Sat 13 Nov 10 10:57pm

greenmum

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Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

My kids and I have four all like different vegies. I cook a lot more stirfry dishes. I chop the veg up so its large enough to remove if they dont like it. I dont put in peas or corn kernals becasue they are too small. If I put in meat I pay more for really tender good quality stuff. For economic reasons I dont use more than 500g in a meal. Usually if they have some veg left on their plates they swap at the end of the meal. I have notice over time since I have been doing this they are eating more of the veg they didnt like before. Because the veg is all cooked together they get some of the nutrients from the vegies they will not eat. Come winter I hope to try stew type meals. When they were little they wouldnt eat food that was mixed up only peas corn in separate compartments on a plate. So over time kids habits change if you stick with it.

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#16 Mon 09 Jul 12 3:57pm

foodhospital

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Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

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#17 Thu 12 Jul 12 8:08pm

georgie7

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Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

Hi-
I also have selective eating disorder scince I was 4 or 5. I don't like being near foods with strong smells or textures but I also enjoy baking/cooking with bland ingredients. Have you ever had any issues handling foods you don't like and do you know any ways to help fussy eaters with new foods??
Thanks  smile

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#18 Mon 13 Aug 12 1:40am

Furgan

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Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

Hi
I also have selective eating disorder and don't know what to do. I am a 34 year old adult with 2 kids. I try and cook alot of Jamie's meals for then as I don't want them to be like me and struggle with all the social issues acosiated with this. Even if I knew what I could mix to make meals similar to what I like using the same ingredients would help.

My normal daily meals would consist of:
Breakfast: toast with butter and honey or marmalade
Or wheatabix with sugar and milk

Lunch: Heinz tomato soup with bead and crisps (s&v or ready salted
Or chesse on toast (mild white cheese)
Or bread roll with butter

Dinner: jacket potato with mild white cheese and white rice
Or cheese and tomato pitza

I can also eat:
Bananas
Apples
Corn on the cob (not loose corn)
Grapes
Hamburgers (thin meat like mc ds)
Chips
Yougart with no bits like toffee mullar light or vanilla
Some choc, mars bar, dairy milk, milky bar, twix, cream egg, Carmel bar, kit kat.
Pancakes
Cake, coffe or sponge
Crackers (Jacobs)
Rich tea biscuits
Cookies

Things I can eat but hate
Peas
Boiled egg dipped with toast
Carrots
Broccoli
Sausage

Anything else will make me gag

I'm always to embarrassed to talk about this issue and ask for help

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#19 Mon 13 Aug 12 1:58am

cohphanta

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Member since Sun 04 Apr 10

Re: Fussy Eaters (Selective Eating Disorder)

I certainly can relate to "selective" eating. For years I hated eating any type of meat.  It would make me gag, especially beef.  I also wouldn't eat in public and had to know every single ingredient in every meal I ate.  Now, I eat pretty much will eat anything, but still like to know what is in in my food.  What helped me was learning to cook the things I hated.  It gave me more control over taste and texture.  My mother would make her meats dry and overcooked. I have found I prefer my meat "medium well", just a tad bit pink inside and have eaten meat on a little bit rarer side without it being an issue.  I guess my advice is try some of the things you "can't" eat by cooking it yourself and trying it at different stages of doneness until you find what you like.  It may not broaden your eating habits completely, but you may find a few that you do like.  I still won't eat venison, I can't find a way to make it taste good.

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