Skip to comments.Picky Eaters: When Waffles and Fries Are All You Eat
Posted on 08/10/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT by MissTed
Bob Krause hates Thanksgiving, and not because of that all forced family time.
Krause, 63, calls himself a picky eater -- one who won't eat anything that's served at a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or any other dinner, for that matter.
Krause survives on little more than grilled cheese sandwiches, French fries and waffles. And, like other picky eaters, Krause hopes that a registry of adult picky eaters, recently begun by Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh, will bring attention to a problem he believes should be considered a medical condition.
The registry, dubbed the Food F.A.D. Study, or the Finicky Eating in Adults study, has already attracted more than 2,000 participants. According to its website, the survey and registry was created to learn more about adults who describe themselves as picky eaters.
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I point out that I am not Cajun, and live nowhere near the coast. I’m not Mexican either (Tacos!) or Italian (Alfredo) or Chinese (potstickers) or southern (BBQ) or etc, but I appreciate new flavors...
my SIL and I stop speaking over her picky-eater kids. My children ate everything and if they didn’t eat at a meal, so be it. I knew they would be certain to eat at the next meal, no snacks.
She spent hours and hours a day feeding her children. Dinner was at least a two hour affair for her very skinny 5 year old boy. Begging, pleading, promises. If he didn’t finish 8 0z of milk at every meal, she would force pudding down him after dinner. She hid food in his toys hoping he would find it and eat it.
I told her parents, my inlaws, it was nuts. That if the child didn’t eat enough food to sustain himself he needed a doctor. If my SIL spent this much time feeding a kid who didn’t have a medical problem, my SIL needed a psych doctor.
Her kids are still poor eaters but are both early 20’s now and seemed to have survived all right. I still think she is a nut, thus we only speak when we have to.
Frankly, I dislike going out to eat with her, simply because I can't stand to listen to her order: "I would like a salad. Please take out the tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, and onions. Serve the ranch dressing on the side. I would like a steak. Done "medium", but not too pink. I'd like french fries on a separate plate, done extra crispy...."
And so on. I (as well as the waitress is too, I'm sure) an thinking: "Geez, if you're that particular, stay at home and cook it yourself."
He still doesn’t eat mayo, cheese and mustard and he eats everything. I also figured he was better of without those things anyway. He has been living in China all summer and we joke about how happy he is without any cheese.
Sounds like half of The Fox and the Stork.
LOL! I made my children try everything at least twice also. My youngest had such a hatred of mushrooms that he picked every tiny piece of mushroom out of a tuna casserole made with cream of mushroom soup. He would accumulate a pretty good sized pile of little pieces of mushroom on the side of his plate. He still hates mushrooms.
I'm allergic to crab, shrimp and lobster. No hives, they just make me ill a few hours after eating them. Every year for at least eight years my parents made me try one of them to see if I was no longer allergic. Without fail I would puke a few hours after eating. I think that was overkill on my parent's part.
My kids are the same- the have developed a taste for better things.
But expensive foods are usually higher in nutritional value, though.
And I find I DO NOT gain weight as fast when I eat good healthy (expensive) quality food. And I eat less of it to satisfy my hunger- so the cost turns out to be similar.
OMG ME TOO!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely. A genuine dislike isn't "picky", IMHO. My kids dislike cheese (except Mrs WBill's homemade Mac and Cheese, go figure). Since she and I do the cooking and we rarely eat out, it's easy to leave it off.
Have you ever made pizza without cheese? I look at it and say "Bleah". The kids absolutely love it, it's one of their favorites. So, I bake one for us "All the way" and one for the kids consisting only of crust, spices, sauce, and whatever toppings we have around. Works out fine.
My favorite thing to do is try something I never had before... I wish I could think of something new tonight, in fact...
My Mom was mostly like that too except after I threw up on the table trying to eat the brussel spouts she tried to make me eat.I just can not swallow them no matter how they are made.
LOL - I did the same thing with asparagus. Nasty, nasty stuff.
Every obvious solution to this was tried. Various doctors and psychiatrists who claimed that they could help him were not able to produce any improvement.
(I knew you all would be interested)
My oldest was the pickiest eater too. He would visually inspect and then smell his food before he ate it. Mostly ate biscuits and Kraft Mac n Cheese. The child has only had antibiotics 4 times in his life and never an ounce of fat, very athletic.
He joined the Army and in one of his first letters home he wrote.......”Remember when I was a picky eater? I don’t even know what I eat now..mystery fish or meat, I’ll eat anything you put in front of me!”
Your son sounds like he’s a better eater than I was. I remember seeing(just seeing it!) a glob of watery, runny ketchup when I was a kid and being skeeved out to the point that I swore off ketchup AND tomatoes for years after the original trauma. Then one day I was just fine about it, able to eat ketchup and tomatoes without cringing. I was lucky it was pretty much just a condiment that grossed me out for a time, it could have been grilled meat or seafood or something else truly good.
Yeah, I bet the native parents of really poor areas don’t have to worry about the young-uns being too darn picky.
Mushrooms, onions, peanut butter, shrimp.
I do like sushi for some reason, so go figure.
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