Yeah, I was interpreting the original post as being like my niece who I have never seen eat anything except spaghetti-ohs and white bread. I don't think she has ever eaten anything else. I just don't understand how that happens (well obviously, it's parenting), but more than that, why doesn't it clear up on its own?
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs
I have a very sensitive palate and a crazy sensitive sense of smell. I can become nauseated and get a blistering headache from smell that other people barely register. It's not because I'm a "crybaby". Just because you don't experience something yourself, it doesn't mean its not real.
Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
Is my aversion to the mouthfeel of vegetables related? Probably. I can't handle many flavors and textures, and I kind of resent being told to grow up and start liking things that frankly freak my senses out. I think some things are just objectively horrible and sometimes I would rather eat straight-up dirt. But no one has a gun to my head, forcing me to enjoy liver. So I just eat what works for me and shrug it off.
Last edited by Gravyboat; 07-07-2012 at 02:38 PM.
You have done a freakin' fantastic job of developing coping skills with the food challenges yourself!!
I actually wondered myself if the OP has this issue. If he writes back, I just may suggest he be evaluated by an OT. For these kinds of neurological issues, therapy is sooooo worth it!
It's never been anything that severely affects my ability to live life, I just have to do things a little differently sometimes. And I get a little sick of hearing things like "WELL YOU WOULDN'T GET BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET IF YOU WORE SOCKS!!!"