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Do You Know These People? LOL!

Posted by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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Seriously, I really wanna know if ANY of you know people like this. I think most of either know a kid or HAVE a kid who is a "freaky eater", but as an adult? Any of you know anyone like this?

Care to share the story, if so?

Freaky Eaters!

On the upcoming shows, a 29-year-old mother eats only french fries and a 34 year-old diabetic is addicted to cheeseburgers.  In “Freaky Eaters,” psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and nutrition specialist J.J. Virgin, intervene to figure out what compels the finicky eaters to obsess over the same food.

Dr. Ovidio Bermudez, the medical director for Child and Adolescent Services at the Eating Recovery Center, said he hasn’t heard much about this type of behavior in adults.

“Usually it’s a problem with children with extremely picky eating,” said Bermudez, a past president of the National Eating Disorders Association.

Children who usually stick to just one type of food have suffered some sort of emotional disturbances or have fears of vomiting or choking that compels them to stick to one food.  They usually outgrow this.

“It’s rare to see adults with that narrow of menu choices,” Bermudez said.  “It’s almost unheard of.”

The average person cycles through his or her menu every 10 days, meaning an average lover of pizza might eat the item once every 10 days. Some people cycle through the menu less frequently by eating something every 20 days instead.  The 10 to 20 days is the normal range, he said.

Eating the same thing every day is highly abnormal, he said.

“There’s two ways of looking at it- there’s an obsessive component – ‘I want the same thing all the time,’” he said.  “That can be obsessive.  The other is avoidance. ‘These are the only things I feel safe eating.’”

 
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Momof5Teens67
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 7:58 PM

 I had an ex who while growing up would refuse to eat anything except ONE kind of cereal for a month or longer at a time breakfast, lunch and dinner and his mom would give it to him.  So he may eat only cocoa puffs for a month or more (even at companies house- she would bring it with her) and then he might switch to fruity pebbles or such and eat only that for all his meals for a long time etc.

offrdngal
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I eat the same cereal every morning for months at a time (I used to eat only fudge pop tarts). I will eat chicken fettucini with broccoli just about every 2-3 days.  I eat some form of chicken almost every day.  I do have a very small menu of things that I will eat.  I have been a finicky eater my whole life.

Radarma
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 8:19 PM

But as a solitary source of food, ONLY ONE item?

I honestly have never known an adult like this.

If I HAD TO...I do think I could live on Taco Bell only.

maciymommieof3
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 9:41 PM

I am picky....

I don't eat condiments....

seafood, pecans, walnuts, I only eat Iceberg lettuce...I only eat white bread w/ the crust removed at eating time..

Radarma
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 9:45 PM


Quoting maciymommieof3:

I am picky....

I don't eat condiments....

seafood, pecans, walnuts, I only eat Iceberg lettuce...I only eat white bread w/ the crust removed at eating time..

Whaddaya mean no condiments?

You mean, like mayo and ketchup? Surely you jest!!

maciymommieof3
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 9:52 PM

you got it...No to Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard, Pickle relish, salad dressing etc..........

Quoting Radarma:

 

Quoting maciymommieof3:

I am picky....

I don't eat condiments....

seafood, pecans, walnuts, I only eat Iceberg lettuce...I only eat white bread w/ the crust removed at eating time..

Whaddaya mean no condiments?

You mean, like mayo and ketchup? Surely you jest!!


shell81
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 11:29 PM

 confusedWEIRD

Quoting maciymommieof3:

you got it...No to Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard, Pickle relish, salad dressing etc..........

Quoting Radarma:

 

Quoting maciymommieof3:

I am picky....

I don't eat condiments....

seafood, pecans, walnuts, I only eat Iceberg lettuce...I only eat white bread w/ the crust removed at eating time..

Whaddaya mean no condiments?

You mean, like mayo and ketchup? Surely you jest!!

 

 

maciymommieof3
by on Sep. 13, 2010 at 11:59 PM

I like to say "quirky",,, cause that is what I call my kids :)

yogapantz
by on Sep. 14, 2010 at 8:50 AM

I could live on coffee & chocolate chip cookies. :)

usmclife58
by on Sep. 14, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I have very od eating habits. I only eat the ends off fries, not the middle. And I cannot eat something that I see someone else has touched. I have to be blissfully unaware (in denial) that anyone touches my food when we eat out. Places like Subway are a no-go for me. And I like to eat bread with my ice cream. There are other "freaky" things, but I am going to stop at 3, lol!

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