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    I'm sure that even if they could convince her to try something else, she probably couldn't keep it down if her problem is so ingrained. I am sure she will need a lot of therapy to get past this.

    As a parent of a fussy eater, I understand the temptation to throw your hands up in the air and say 'just eat something, anything' but I suspect this girls problems run deeper than being fussy.

    Hopefully she can be restored to an acceptable level of health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurea View Post
    Wow, i would have thought she'd get sick of them. I couldn't eat the same thing every day personally.

    A little OT but has anyone met an adult that refuses to eat any vegeatables at all? (aside from potatoes? ) I have and found that very odd too.
    Yes my brothers gf/ex or whatever she is now. She flat out refuses to eat vegetables... Says they are 'yucky'. She lives on a diet of mainly takeaways consisting of maccas, kfc and the likes. She eats meat at a bbq, picks the meat out of stir frys, etc. but won't touch salads and vegetables.
    She's quite over weight and spends most of her spare time sleeping. I guess thats no surprise though.
    She's 27 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    What if you lived somewhere with no maccas, and no frozen nuggets - she would eventually have eaten something else. She would have had to. A 2-3 year old would learn new habits. I can't believe the mother gave in and kept buying her toddler nuggets for each meal, every day.

    I guess she probably figured she would grow out of it....

    What about when she was at school? What did she have in her lunchbox?

    It would actually be quite hard work to avoid all fruit and veg for 15 years. How socially isolating.


    Being in the UK, i imagine they would not take their own lunch but would have the school dinners. If Jamie Oliver is to be believed (and I suspect he is right about this) nuggets and chips are staples in the school canteen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Yes my brothers gf/ex or whatever she is now. She flat out refuses to eat vegetables... Says they are 'yucky'. She lives on a diet of mainly takeaways consisting of maccas, kfc and the likes. She eats meat at a bbq, picks the meat out of stir frys, etc. but won't touch salads and vegetables.
    She's quite over weight and spends most of her spare time sleeping. I guess thats no surprise though.
    She's 27 now.

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    It's sad isn't it?! My brother and his gf feed all 3 of their kids on fries for dinner every night, they never cook, all of the kids are obese, the kids are 1yr, 3yrs and 5yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurea View Post
    Wow, i would have thought she'd get sick of them. I couldn't eat the same thing every day personally.

    A little OT but has anyone met an adult that refuses to eat any vegeatables at all? (aside from potatoes? ) I have and found that very odd too.
    Yep! Stemmed from parents not encouraging it. I hated eating veggies when I was younger but now eat 3-5 with every meal.
    For a parent to allow her to do that is pure negligence... Yep sometimes my pair have thrown tanties and I've been tired and thought eff it, but there's a major difference between allowing that a few times and letting your child eat nuggets all day everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurea View Post
    Wow, i would have thought she'd get sick of them. I couldn't eat the same thing every day personally.

    A little OT but has anyone met an adult that refuses to eat any vegeatables at all? (aside from potatoes? ) I have and found that very odd too.
    Yup! It is really bad. I have a friend who will only eat potatoes and the odd carrot as her veggie intake. She also won't eat meat that isn't processed, and only eats white breads and pastas etc. She's super sick all the time.

    I also have a colleague who is 40, and will actually send his meal back to the kitchen at a restaurant if they put any form of veggies on his plate. He isn't allergic or anything, he just doesn't like to eat them. He always makes these strange comments about how he doesn't understand why any adult would choose to 'put themselves through' eating veggies ... He honestly thinks I am lying when I say broccoli is one of my favourite foods!

    I'm not surprised this girl isn't overweight. Her body would be starving of essential nutrients. She would be so malnourished it just wouldn't be believable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Being in the UK, i imagine they would not take their own lunch but would have the school dinners. If Jamie Oliver is to be believed (and I suspect he is right about this) nuggets and chips are staples in the school canteen.

    Oh yeah, good point. I'm starting to see the problem Jamie Oliver was trying to address...

    Its kind of gross to think of feeding our kids that at school every day. It would be so much harder to learn and behave well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurea View Post
    A little OT but has anyone met an adult that refuses to eat any vegeatables at all? (aside from potatoes? ) I have and found that very odd too.
    Yes, my BIL wont eat them. Only eats meat & lettuce if its on a burger.


 

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