coolcashiat77: A friend of my family's son, ate nothing but pizza. After he moved out and went to college he got very sick and was hospitalized because he couldn't eat correctly.//cool story bro.
buckler: How would this kid not have scurvy?
socoloco: It will prepare him for college.
Splish: I was talking to a doctor the other day and out of nowhere she bragged that her 16 year old daughter has never eaten a vegetable. And my uncle's girlfriend is proud of the fact that she's never eaten anything green; she'll tell you every chance she gets. These people are out there. We don't have to pay attention to them.
ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Medical professionals can be idiots too.
Splish: ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Medical professionals can be idiots too.This is clearly true, but they're not usually idiots with regard to medical issues.
Johnny Bananapeel: Okay Miss Raised-on-ramen,[i.imgur.com image 620x413]I
namegoeshere: Funny how kids with Selective Eating Disorder (fancy term for abnormally picky eaters) have parents who cater to their shiat. I know one who only eats bologna sammiches on wonder bread, dry, and boxed mac and cheese. That's all she eats. And the parents allow it. Yes, she's as hideously sickly looking as you'd imagine.
Maul555: "I always fancy noodles and could easily eat two packets at once.I think we all can... That's not even remotely unique.
ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: And the family doctor continually said he was OK. No one could say anything about it without getting shut down because the doctor said he was OK
Lady Indica: There's a branch of my family where we're fussy eaters. One relative who just turned 93 or 94 (eek I forget which) literally has never eaten a veggie in 90 years. Not kidding. She's also always been very thin and loves sweets. I'm not as bad, but I was pretty bad. Going out to eat was always sucky because I was the asshole who had to special order everything. I only liked bland foods, no condiments. No salad dressings. Nada. My best friend embarked on a quest to change this (with me wanting to obviously). Whenever I try a new food, I generally don't like it at first. Even if I DO like it...I can't eat a large amount, only a very small amount. I have to do that 3-4 times before I can eat even a decent portion of it. I feel like I'm going to throw up otherwise.I could never eat hot or spicy foods either. Now I love them. I eat tacos (omg they're so good). I love grits. LOVE THEM. Oatmeal too.But I can't even describe to you how difficult its been. And I really couldn't have done it without a lot of patience and cooking from my BFF. And I freaking love the fact that I can order right off the menu without making substitutions. :DThe only thing I've refused to try so far, were sardines. I just couldn't bring myself to do so. And the only thing I've discovered I do NOT like is pineapple. Do NOT like. But, I'm going to revisit it in other configurations. Raw chunks were super icky though.
Lady Indica: There's a branch of my family where we're fussy eaters....And the only thing I've discovered I do NOT like is pineapple. Do NOT like. But, I'm going to revisit it in other configurations. Raw chunks were super icky though.
DittoToo: ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: And the family doctor continually said he was OK. No one could say anything about it without getting shut down because the doctor said he was OKThis could be a case of selective hearing. My mother was put on a low cholesterol diet which, in her head, she followed religiously and told the doctor that as well. So the doctor put her on pills. What she didn't tell him was that she was going through a stick of butter a day. Her oatmeal was floating in butter. Since the doctor thought she followed the diet as she said he concluded that her diet wasn't the contributing factor. She translated this as that fast food was not causing her rise in cholesterol and therefore she could eat all the fast food she wanted.Same thing with her diabetes. She would eat "sugar free" deserts and tell the doctor how she was using fake sugar all the time while leaving out the fact that she was going through a 3-liter of soda a day. Same thing as the cholesterol, she twisted it around to where her diet was not a contributing factor and concluded that she can eat/drink all of the sugar filled treats she wanted.She's not doing it intentionally. She has pathologically lied to herself and fully believes that none of her health problems are her fault.
Maul555: Nothing pisses me off more than my grandmother calling me a picky eater. I am the opposite of a picky eater, I am an adventuresome eater. If I have never had it and have trouble pronouncing it, then I want it even more. I will eat everything from sashimi, to indian food, to pickled quail eggs... I just don't like farking nuts which she is always putting into her pies and salads n shiat and she thinks I must be the worst eater in the world because of it. always trying to sneak nuts into my food on purpose... I am not allergic to nuts, I will even eat nuts, I just dont care for them and they will straight up ruin a salad for me.../end tangent
ImpatientlyUnsympathetic: Splish: I was talking to a doctor the other day and out of nowhere she bragged that her 16 year old daughter has never eaten a vegetable. And my uncle's girlfriend is proud of the fact that she's never eaten anything green; she'll tell you every chance she gets. These people are out there. We don't have to pay attention to them.They're train wrecks though, so hard to look away. My nephew won't touch vegetables. I'm truly horrified that someone that works in the health field (such as the doctor you know and also my MIL and SIL) are so willing to accept unbalanced diets. Then again, my nephew has had obvious speak issues since the age of two and he started getting therapy for it at 4.5 years old, because it wasn't convenient before. And the family doctor continually said he was OK. No one could say anything about it without getting shut down because the doctor said he was OK. Medical professionals can be idiots too.
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