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Are Picky Eating Habits Genetic?

We think of picky eating as a toddler quirk, but food aversion extends to adults and can create some adverse problems! Selective eating disorder is a mental condition that manifests as a restricted diet. Here are more facts about finicky eating.

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12:35AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Well, a limited diet hurts the child, as well as what the parent ate. I like everything, almost, and so does my 12 year old.

What's crazy, is my former sister in law likes somewhat of a variety, like Chinese, Mexican (not just tacos & burritos), some Japanese like egg rolls, etc... Her daughter hasn't had Chinese, and won't because she states she doesn't like it. Then only eats tacos, and her favorite is hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets and pasta... I don't get it.

2:37PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

my boyfriend (and his sister!) are the ULTIMATE picky eaters. it drives me CRAZY. i'd eat about anything.

2:25AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012 time it hits the intestine.........


2:24AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

The most bizarre adult food "habit" I have seen is where someone won't eat something if it is touching something else on the plate. I mean what are they thinking!

In the stomach the entire mix is churned around like a washing machine as its thoroughly mixed with the acid to break it down before it goes to the intestine. By time it hits the it looks like its been through the blender on high for awhile.

2:14AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

I was not a picky eater as a child. My mom gave me peeled carrot for a snack(I was 3), I ate it, she gave me apple slices(plain), delicious, rye bread spread with liverwurst and onion, yum. Except one......brussel sprouts. To this day I can barely tolerate them.

6:50AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012


5:19AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

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3:19AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Picky eating seems to occur only in times and places of plenty.

2:19AM PDT on Sep 30, 2012


10:27PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

As far as picky eating yes , I certainly am I understand when people , children are
I to this day would rather eat at home than a restaurant and literally can go w/ out
eating for hours rather than eating something I don't like or is obnoxiously smelly .
Not many cookbooks can help w / that .
Two of my three children are picky as well .
So eating at home saves money and its certainly healthy for us .

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