Skip to comments.The woman who's eaten nearly 13,000 baked potatoes because she's scared of nearly all other foods
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.
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It looks like she’s afraid of the Sun as well.
She looks fine although her arteries must be a starchy mess.
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.
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.
Potatoes. One of the few things I can still eat. I feel her pain.
Sounds like a neurotic female to me.
A rarity to be sure, but I understand they have been known to exist.
Proof she was a potato bug in her previous life and her diet preference wasn’t reset when she was reincarnated. j/k
I doubt that food phobias are much of a problem in much of the world.
She must have malnutrition deficiencies. Maybe the coleslaw is enough to prevent scurvy?
I’m a barmaid!
I have a tattoo!
Look! I’m in the paper!
I wonder if the bit about the potatoes is real?
She has no fear of the tattoo parlor, I see. I bet she’d be a real laugh riot to be married to.
I’m sure she’d be a real treat.
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!
And a story about Spuds MacKenzie is important because?
Only if he’ll eat Ramen noodles and drink Natty Light.
Every kid does that. They eventually grow out of it. Why make an issue out of it?
He was sick ALL the time. In fact, he didn't last very long at the job because he was always calling in.
Every kid grows out of it because their parents make them eat different things.
My amateur diagnosis is she’s suffering from a slap-insufficiency.
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.
No.....I’m sure Monk eats a “balanced” diet.
Or a pre-1847 Irishman.
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!
I'd tell her...."starve"...before I would cook for her. Brat!!
Hard to believe we really liked that game.
Potato skins are full of vitamins. When they called them ‘jacket’ potatoes, they didn’t say if she ate the jackets.
What a hockey puck.
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.
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?
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. :-)
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.
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.
Or perhaps a vitamin powder?
Cute Tatoo! Looks like “Forever.” Is that in loveing memory of some past Mr Potato-head?
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.
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.
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?".
She’s gotta be Irish
I’d be impressed if she sate them all at one setting.