Are You A Picky Eater?

@singout (980)
United States
September 15, 2008 9:21pm CST
As a child, most of us went through a stage where we would only eat certain foods like macaroni and cheese, etc. But as we grew up our tastes would also expand to include foods which we normally wouldn't touch back then. How many of you are still picky eaters? I know people who wouldn't even think of eating anything even remotely exotic; only steak and potatoes and the like. Are there still foods you won't touch? For me, as a kid it was onions. It didn't matter how they were prepared, I couldn't stand them. Today, believe it or not, I eat onions; but only when used as cooked flavoring for dishes. I still can't take them raw.
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@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
24 Sep 08
I grow as a vegetarian child for non-vegetarian parents so they considered my very annoying and picky, I also refused to eat some vegetarian foods as i hated it for some reason or another but yes our appreciation for tastes changes with time and things I once hated is ok now. but I'm still a vegetarian though..
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@singout (980)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Since you are a vegetarian and have been all your life, I sincerely want to know the answer to a question I have always wondered about: Do vegetarians ever gain weight, or are you the opposite and have trouble keeping your weight up to a level which is healthy for you? I am really interested? Thanks for the response.
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@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
24 Sep 08
vegetarians not always under weight but it's easier for us to keep fit and in shape, eating a lot of carbohydrate (like potato and rice) can make you over-weight even if you are a strict vegetarian.. personally I'm on the slim side as I don't eat much as a nature but it wasn't too hard to gain muscle with weight training as some people say, I drink milk and it helps unlike vegans who don't consume any animal products.
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@singout (980)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Thanks for the return comment. It was very enlightening and was something I have always wondered about. Have a nice day.
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
22 Sep 08
I am sort of picky. I love fresh veggies, but don't like them overcooked. I love pasta, but only Italian pastas. I love fresh bread, but not day old stuff. Ya, I'm picky.
@singout (980)
• United States
22 Sep 08
You are rather picky in a discriminating sort of way. There's nothing wrong with that either. You seem to like most all foods but you have a taste for the best. I would say you have refined taste in food. Thanks for the response TheCatLady.
• Israel
22 Sep 08
I know. My food snobbishness turned me into a really good cook. The only real food I have always refused to eat are bell peppers and other types of peppers. I wouldn't even try it until I was in my twenties. For a person who always loved veggies including brussel sprouts and spinach and has eaten such things as snails and raw sea urchins just to prove I'm not a wimp, it was odd. I found out as an adult I'm allergic to peppers. My aversion to them was my bodies way of letting me know not to eat them.I can smell a few tiny pieces in a frozen dinner while it's still frozen. I also don't like colas, but it's not really a food.
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@singout (980)
• United States
23 Sep 08
Well I have no problem with peppers of any kind. I especially like the hot ones (which is another discussion I plan to start soon). Bell peppers, to me, are sweet like candy and are great stuffed. I've eaten conch but never sea urchin, but I will try anything once. Thanks for the comment.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Everyone I know says I'm a very picky eater. I do know there are lots of foods I don't like. Here's a list of some of the foods I won't eat at all. onions raddishes squash zucchini pickle loaf brains fish (the only fish I eat is tuna out of a can, fish sticks, and McDonalds sandwiches...lol) bell peppers cauliflower boiled okra ( I do like it fried though) turnip greens mustard greens asparagus blue berries raisins yams or sweet potatoes macaroni salad cherries yogurt artichokes carrots There are more, but that's all I can think of at the moment.
@singout (980)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thanks for your response sunnflr. Wow! You must do a lot of repetitive meals. I agree with the onions. I'll bet you like things like steak & regular baked potatoes and maybe green beans as a side dish. My daughter-in-law is much like you. She will not eat anything other than the most common food. I wouldn't say you were a picky eater; you are discriminating in your food choices. You do seem to lack a variety in your diet though.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Well, I have diabetes so eat a low carb diet mostly. I have a meat and low starch veges for supper. Salads are good for lunch, and I usually have a EAS shake for breakfast. I eat strawberries for fruits.
@punkix (658)
• Philippines
16 Sep 08
well on weekdays, i stay away from oily and fatty food and more on the healthful stuff. but i do not like eating liver. and here in the phil, we have what we call "dinuguan" that is a pig's inside cooked with their blood and when its cooked, its color blcak and man its so gross i really do not like it at all. and on the streets, they sell something called "betamax" and that is still blood shaped like a small square thats why they call it "betamax" yet still gross for me. eewwwwww
@singout (980)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Thanks for the response punkix. Believe it or not, I have eaten something similar to dinuguan. It is called black pudding in England. I ate it before I knew what it was. I made the mistake of asking my brother-in-law to fix me a typical English breakfast. I wouldn't want any more of it, but I was glad to have had the experience. Betamax is probably the same type of thing.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
16 Sep 08
I hated liver as a child and I still hate liver today. That is one thing I just cannot stand. Another thing as a child was vegetables. However now I do eat veggies. But one of my pickest eating habits would have to be is that I can't let my food touch the other food on my plate. Meaning If I am having steak, potatoes and veggies. They cannot touch the other food on my plate. If they do I will not eat these sections. I know that it is really weird and people really make fun of me for it. But that is how I like it and I don't think I will be changing anytime soon.
@singout (980)
• United States
16 Sep 08
Liver is one thing I did learn to eat. It all depends on how it is prepared. It has to be firm; such as beef liver. And it has to be prepared with a gravy made from the liver and served on a bed of rice. That is the only way I will eat it. I will eat liverworst only if I have to. I don't consider myself a picky eater. I will eat any normal food (exotic or not) except raw onions. This other thing you mentioned about the food touching. Have you ever seen a psychologist about that? Do you ever catch yourself imagining what is happening to the food once it reaches your stomach?
• Canada
18 Sep 08
I know that when your food hits your stomach it is all combined and churned together but when I eat I don't like my food touching. Is that so bad? I don't think I need to go to a psychologist either.