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Picky eaters?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. OK, I am an adult picky eater. It's frustrating. I've been this way since I was a child. I order my cheeseburgers plain, for example, even at places like McDonald's. I cringe when I find out someone will be preparing dinner for me somewhere, because I know that there's a good chance that I won't want to put anything into my mouth.

    Anything that has a big mixture of vegetables or wet stuff? Forget about it.

    Anyone else? Any success stories? Or just empathy?

    This was one thing when I was 18 or 21. It's quite another a few years later when one's metabolism slows down and you realize that long-term health isn't a given.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My god, Waylon, I think you're my new best friend.

    I don't eat onions. I don't eat any warm fruit. I don't eat weird textures (slimy, especially, so chinese is out). I don't like most cooked veggies, or uncooked veggies for that matter. I don't like ham or pork. I don't eat nuts in anything, and I only eat peanuts outside of anything.
  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Wow, can I ever relate to this thread. Picky to the point it that it can be embarassing
  4. Yep. Sounds oh-so-familiar.

    And people get so mystified and amused by it. Like, "Just try it!!!!" Like it's that easy.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I won't eat any cooked vegetables unless it's corn or if it's in soup. I won't touch tomatoes or mushrooms under any circumstances. The smell of broccoli or cauliflour is enough to make me hurl.

    French fries and tator tots are the only version of a potato that I will eat.

    On the flip side, I will eat any kind of sushi, I eat steak tartar and when I order tuna or salmon, I like it barely cooked.
  6. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Maybe you're just dorks?
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Oh, I don't eat fish, I don't eat anything mixed together (no stir fry, no meatloaf, no anything like that). I don't like my food mixing on my plate (I'll put corn in a separate bowl to keep it from soggying up the rest of my plate).

    I'm with you 100 percent, Waylon.
  8. Yep. Separated at birth.
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Let's go together to eat plain burgers and fries with ketchup on a separate plate. :D
  10. Have you ever tried to fix your issues?
  11. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Fix? No. I've tried some new food, but if I don't like it, I don't make myself eat it. And I've learned my palate just doesn't like a mixture of flavors at once.
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Good lord.

    What DO you eat, IJAG?
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