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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

time for a confession... duh, duh DUH! emoticon

"hi my name is oaktree10, and i am a picky eater!"

well, "picky" understatement... emoticon

i am as bad as a little kid. emoticon

it is okay when you are 5 years old, but 45??????

when i go out with friends, people HALF joke that that since i am with them, it limits their choices... A LOT. this isn't just "i don't like veggies", it is more like here, i can tell you the things i WILL eat, rather than what i won't. it gets so bad, i am ashamed of myself when i go over to someone's house, and they are serving dinner, i worry that i won't like anything that they are serving, making them think i am being rude.

and when i watch the biggest loser, the people talk how they are picky eaters, but later you see them eating some leafy green thing, smiling and saying, "MMMM! this is good!" emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon riiiiight, they are "picky" eaters!

my kids eat more different things than i do! and my son is considered a picky eater! i HATE fish (except TUNAfish, and yes, i know, "that isn't REAL fish!") and yes, i HAVE tried fish in MANY millions of different ways, it still is the same.... YUCK! emoticon

veggies? well, since CORN is a grain, guess that doesn't count. i will eat a stray bean or carrot, but that is a RARE instance. sometimes broccoli, but that is it! no salad for this girl, it is like eating crunchy air!

now, you would THINK, well, then why does she have a weight problem??? ummm, yeah right. fast food? LOVE it. emoticon pizza? emoticon well, that has tomato sauce in it, that is a veggie, right? (and no, don't ruin a good pizza by putting olives, peppers, or any thing like that!) just straight up meat and cheese, baby! cakes, and other sweets? SURE! oh, and the only "healthy" foods i like??? FRUITS!

so, what do i do, to work on EATING healthy??? the only thing that is left... eat moderate, small portions... well that works if eating enough to feed a bird emoticon will fill you up! wait, don't most birds eat more than their weight in a day? hmmmm, eating so little that the toddler plate holds more... yeah, that is about right!

any ideas or suggestions?

no, i am not complaining, but just thought if you were having a tough time with eating, maybe you will feel better, since most EVERY person i know likes a variety of food, and can "substitute" for something healthier! while i sit at the kids table, eating with the other picky eaters!

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  • HOLLYM48
    That is tough, but I would suggest that you keep on experimenting and you never know, you might find a few new things to add to your plate! Good luck, it isn't easy when you don't like the kind of food that they say we should eat! emoticon emoticon
    1787 days ago
  • SARIC3
    Also - do you like spicy foods?
    1787 days ago
  • SARIC3
    I know that my tastes of have changed somewhat. But if you don't like certain foods you don't like them.

    How about dairy and shakes and smoothies. I drink a protein shake in the morning, its just easy. My son drinks a naked juice call Green Machine. It looks horrible, but is really good and quite sweet and fruit. Can't even taste the veggies. I know there are a lot of smooth recipes that include veggies, but you can't really taste them. So maybe you could drink some of the veggies you need.
    1787 days ago
  • ADZY86
    I used to be the same way, my mum used to get sooo frustrated with me! Then I moved away for university and 2 of my best friends were vegan and vegetarian, and all of a sudden (maybe the peer pressure) I started eating things I insisted I hated. To be honest, a lot of the foods I used to say I hate (and a lot of the things I still won't ever eat) are things I've never tried...I just 'know' I won't like them haha I'm the same with you on fish...NO thanks! I eat tuna all the time, love it, but other kinds of fish?? Ewwww. Seafood in general actually, except prawns. It's hard because our picky eating is so ingrained it's really hard to snap out of it. I think as long as you are getting everything you need nutritionally, it's just one of those things.
    1787 days ago
    I like all the foods you mentioned , the pizza especially ,but, I known they will kill me if I eat them as I choose. I have learned that if hungry enough most anything tastes good. I love raw veggies and a sandwich made with reduced fat wheat bread and reduced fat roast beef and I'm sure you will find foods that are good for your body as well.
    1787 days ago
    How do you survive on a diet like that? emoticon I think I'd die if you told me I couldnt eat fruit and veggies. And by the way...tuna fish....is awesome for muscle building ask any nutritionist.
    1787 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    My son is the same way. We don't eat with him very often and let him choose the venue when we do.
    1787 days ago
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