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The woman who's eaten nearly 13,000 baked potatoes because she's scared of nearly all other foods
The Daily Mail ^ | March 22, 2013 | Anna Hodgekiss

Posted on 03/23/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by EveningStar

A young woman has eaten her way through more than 13,000 jacket potatoes - because she has a phobia of almost all foods.

Claire Jones, 23, has panic attacks and is physically sick at the thought of eating proper meals.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bakedpotatoes; eatingdisorders; halfbaked
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1 posted on 03/23/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 03/23/2013 11:18:14 AM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar

It looks like she’s afraid of the Sun as well.


3 posted on 03/23/2013 11:22:22 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: EveningStar

She looks fine although her arteries must be a starchy mess.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 11:22:38 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: EveningStar

Maybe she should move to Idaho, or eastern Oregon. I bet she would fall in love with that giant potato on the semi trailer that drives around out here.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: EveningStar

I have friends who have a child who will only eat chicken nuggets and tater tots. Why? Because he throws a fit everytime they put something in front of him that isn’t chicken nuggets and tater tots, so they rush to make him chicken nuggets and tater tots to make him calm down.

I have, as lovingly as possible, told them that if he missed a couple of meals, and had to sit at the table until everyone else finished, that he would be eating other foods by the end of the week. They think it is cruel to let a 3 year old miss a meal. I think it’s cruel that in 20 years I will be reading about a 23 year old man who can only eat chicken nuggets and tater tots.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 11:25:36 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: EveningStar

Potatoes. One of the few things I can still eat. I feel her pain.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 11:26:13 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EveningStar
I wonder if she ever considered seeing a psychiatrist instead of the Daily Mail?
8 posted on 03/23/2013 11:26:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like a neurotic female to me.

A rarity to be sure, but I understand they have been known to exist.


9 posted on 03/23/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: EveningStar

Proof she was a potato bug in her previous life and her diet preference wasn’t reset when she was reincarnated. j/k


10 posted on 03/23/2013 11:31:42 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I doubt that food phobias are much of a problem in much of the world.

Freegards


11 posted on 03/23/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: EveningStar

She must have malnutrition deficiencies. Maybe the coleslaw is enough to prevent scurvy?


12 posted on 03/23/2013 11:36:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: EveningStar

I’m a barmaid!
I have a tattoo!
Look! I’m in the paper!

I wonder if the bit about the potatoes is real?


13 posted on 03/23/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: EveningStar
She sounds like Monk.


14 posted on 03/23/2013 11:37:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: EveningStar
She sounds like Monk.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 11:37:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: EveningStar; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Yes, indeed, the lowly potatoe is good for something! (What it has to do with Frederic Chopin, I dunno!)


16 posted on 03/23/2013 11:41:11 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: EEGator

She has no fear of the tattoo parlor, I see. I bet she’d be a real laugh riot to be married to.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 11:42:25 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’m sure she’d be a real treat.


18 posted on 03/23/2013 11:47:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

There’s a couple in our church whose eldest son lives on saltine crackers and ketchup. Wherever he goes, he carries a ziploc bag with crackers, just in case. He is a junior in high school now, not quite as sickly as this girl, but very small. He had wanted to play football for years and the parents missed the chance to make him eat (if you don’t eat you will never be able to play). I wonder if he will be able to survive college!


19 posted on 03/23/2013 11:49:47 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: EveningStar

And a story about Spuds MacKenzie is important because?


20 posted on 03/23/2013 11:50:35 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Former Fetus

Only if he’ll eat Ramen noodles and drink Natty Light.


21 posted on 03/23/2013 11:52:53 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Every kid does that. They eventually grow out of it. Why make an issue out of it?


22 posted on 03/23/2013 11:56:10 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
I once worked with a guy who lived on McNuggets and energy drinks. One of those 'live in your mom's basement' types.

He was sick ALL the time. In fact, he didn't last very long at the job because he was always calling in.

23 posted on 03/23/2013 12:00:04 PM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box"- Tosin Abasi)
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To: Kirkwood

Every kid grows out of it because their parents make them eat different things.


24 posted on 03/23/2013 12:04:51 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: EveningStar

My amateur diagnosis is she’s suffering from a slap-insufficiency.


25 posted on 03/23/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Every night, my 7 month old little boy cried and cried. He had stood up in his crib and wouldn't let go. I would obediately go in and lay him down...3, 4, 5 times.

Our pediatrician soon straightened ME out. "Let him fall once".

Sure enough...the next night he finally tired himself out and fell down...sighed and fell asleep....And so did mom and dad!!!

Now this kid...He sure as hell wasn't eating chicken nuggets and tater tots when he was little.

Mom....you need to re-train him. He'll never starve himself.

This 23 year old...honey if that's what you want to do...If you don't care....we don't care. You like all the attention though, dontcha.

26 posted on 03/23/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
This book would make a difference, if they'd read it.
27 posted on 03/23/2013 12:09:26 PM PDT by kitchen (Due to the increased price of ammo, do not expect a warning shot.)
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To: nickcarraway

No.....I’m sure Monk eats a “balanced” diet.


28 posted on 03/23/2013 12:11:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: LibWhacker

Or a pre-1847 Irishman.


29 posted on 03/23/2013 12:18:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Chopin and vodka two of Poland's most famous products.
30 posted on 03/23/2013 12:20:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Vaquero

Look, when I was preggers the only thing I could keep down was a dry baked potato with cooked fresh spinach and mozzarella cheese. You CAN live off them!


31 posted on 03/23/2013 12:21:47 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: EveningStar
Her therapist was unavailable for comment...


32 posted on 03/23/2013 12:28:28 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java
23 year old lives with her mother "and will only eat food prepared by her mother".

I'd tell her...."starve"...before I would cook for her. Brat!!

33 posted on 03/23/2013 12:32:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: COBOL2Java

Hard to believe we really liked that game.


34 posted on 03/23/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: poobear

Potato skins are full of vitamins. When they called them ‘jacket’ potatoes, they didn’t say if she ate the jackets.


35 posted on 03/23/2013 12:33:24 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: COBOL2Java

What a hockey puck.


36 posted on 03/23/2013 12:35:07 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Someone gave us a rabbit once since we had others. They warned us he would only eat a special high dollar feed, not the hay cubes ours get. After three days, he decided to try the hay cubes and after a week, he learned to love them. He lived out his remaining years here in perfect health.


37 posted on 03/23/2013 12:42:48 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Vaquero

You are correct. I eat one or two each week. Almost a perfect food combined with some form of protein and green veggie. You just can’t add all the heavy fats and cream.

I didn’t see her picture. Wasn’t in the mood for some milky white, fat nearly dead Brit woman. :) Who the heck is?


38 posted on 03/23/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: EveningStar

She looks healthy enough though I believe this is a result of parents being too accomodating rather than anything else. I was picky as a child. Didn’t like my food touching,crust on my bread, didn’t like green beans/peas/green peppers, didn’t like mashed potatos, didn’t like butter. Growing up cured me of most of my pickiness even though my Mom accomodated me far more than I’d ever accomodate my own children. I may be wrong but I believe this is an example of what has ruined a large segment of our youth in the western world. They not only are coddled but grow up not just expecting it but demanding it and now rather than being embarassed that she eats like a toddler she is getting celebrity for it. See if I were the parent. I’d have let her go a few meals without anything to eat and it wouldn’t be long before she’d have found something she could keep down. :-)


39 posted on 03/23/2013 12:47:48 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

The child is eating only MSG. Both those products are full of this addictive taste enhancer. It’s like crack. He’s addicted. I swear I’d give him a day of ice cream - or two or three - to get him off those neurotoxins. He is heading toward a neurodegenerative disease at a fast pace.


40 posted on 03/23/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Kids go through stages with their eating habits. When my son was five, he would only eat beets and cottage cheese, with my daughter at slightly younger it was Mr. Wiggle (jello) and hot dogs, one grandson only hot dogs, bananas and scrambled eggs, the other chicken nuggets and tater tots.

I made my son sit at the table one time until he ate one cooked green bean. Five hours later he was still there as was the green bean. Yes I let him get up from the table. He finally began slowly adding things to his diet like pasta dishes, as long as nothing was all mixed together. He’s now 50, very healthy, still eats beets and cottage cheese as well as a lot of other things. But he wouldn’t eat a green bean if his life depended on it.


41 posted on 03/23/2013 1:22:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EveningStar

half baked.


42 posted on 03/23/2013 1:22:22 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: EveningStar
If she would mix a few raisins in that coleslaw she would feel much better.

Or perhaps a vitamin powder?

43 posted on 03/23/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Promotional Fee Paid for by "Ouchies" The Sharp, Prickly Toy You Bathe With!)
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To: EveningStar

Cute Tatoo! Looks like “Forever.” Is that in loveing memory of some past Mr Potato-head?


44 posted on 03/23/2013 1:58:33 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
I think it’s cruel that in 20 years I will be reading about a 23 year old man who can only eat chicken nuggets and tater tots.

It will pass for most. My mother tells me for a year I would only eat one thing. The threats to starve, sit at the table all night, etc., didn't work at all. I would only eat one thing. Now I go to the buffet occasionally when I can afford to and eat all kinds of things. Still no broccoli, though.

45 posted on 03/23/2013 2:05:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

I get that, but look at what your mother did

“The threats to starve, sit at the table all night, etc”

Your mother fought the battle, and eventually won. It may have been hard fought, but she proved the victor after a long while.

I fear that by not pushing the point and fearing their son being upset more than healthy, their son is winning the long war.


46 posted on 03/23/2013 2:10:25 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com)
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To: EveningStar

47 posted on 03/23/2013 2:13:42 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Your mother fought the battle, and eventually won.

No, that isn't correct, except by happenstance. I (just like many other kids) exited that phase with the passage of time and lost the aversion to other foods. My mother at 95, however, still will ask me "what did you eat today?".

48 posted on 03/23/2013 2:14:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: EveningStar

She’s gotta be Irish


49 posted on 03/23/2013 2:19:23 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Daffynition

I’d be impressed if she sate them all at one setting.


50 posted on 03/23/2013 2:19:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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