Are you a picky eater? Now when I say picky, I don't mean there's a few foods that you don't care for. We all have those, no one is expected to like everything. I mean, picky in a way that you've eliminated whole food groups. I think I can honestly sit here and say that I know more adult picky eater then kids. Full grown adults that refuse... REFUSE to eat any fruit and veggies. I always ask why, and I generally get told... I just don't like them. Seriously? My kids know about eating healthy and eat a whole vast assortment of fruits and vegetables, so how did these people (pretty much all male) get to this point in their life refusing to eat a whole food group?
Picky eaters are a peeve of mine. I feel like they're acting like children (sorry if I'm stepping on toes here). I'm reminded of a show called Eataholics (Freaky Eaters). It deals with people that have extreme food aversion and helps them conquer these issues. It's a great show and you feel really happy for the people by the end of the episode because they're totally working towards personal goal. Eating a proper meal with their family.
I'm not a picky eater. I have foods that I don't care for. Creamed corn, brussels sprouts, shrimp... but I don't drop food groups. I ask questions to try and understand this level food aversion, but I don't think I ever will. I'd love to talk some sense in to these people (friends and family) to try and make them understand the importance of eating properly. I don't think that will happen ether and If I'm not careful I'll just push them away.
7 years, 7 months ago
17 Feb 2011 05:21 CET