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    I'm surprised she isn't already dead/very Ill. Surely she has scurvy?!

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    You'd think an effort would have been made LONG before it got to this stage. Now it's an addicted almost adult... and I think that's quite different to dealing with a child who has no money and no way of getting the food for themselves.

    It sounds almost like one of those OTT addictions, where it's not just "I must eat McDonalds," but "My life will end if I do not eat this exact same food every single day," kinda psychological issues.

    I love the taste of junk food (well, did pre-op), but I could never have eaten it all day, every day.

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    My boys eat nuggets, a lot.

    100% chicken breast nuggets that i put in the oven. They also eat frozen fries i also cook in the oven.

    They both have food aversions, and will only eat white food. The trauma of holding them down, in a head lock and force feeding them vegetables only to have them throw them back up, is in my opinion, and their therapists opinion, very very damaging.

    They get liquid vitamins in their drinks, and eat apples and bananas. The bigger one refuses dairy, the younger one begs for dairy. But on a whole it is very very hard to disguise vegetables which have colour, into white food.


    Sometimes things arent black and white, maybe there is a psychological problem in this young woman. Most people would listen if they were told they would die...

    Responses in threads like these make me feel like the biggest peice of sh1t.

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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.
    I can understand how it got that bad. Most peopl have probably gone through stages of only eating particular things. I remember mine was ham sandwiches or cold chicken legs.

    DH and I are bad eaters. DH will only eat potato or a hidden veg, but will eat fruit. I eat a few veg - broccolli, corn, snow peas, raw carrot, barely any fruit. Neither of us eat traditional salads. I don't know how DH came to be that way but I have this aversion to textures and a fear of trying new things in front of other people. We'll be encouraging DS to be very different, even if I have to eat it in front of him and feel nauseous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    My boys eat nuggets, a lot.

    100% chicken breast nuggets that i put in the oven. They also eat frozen fries i also cook in the oven.

    They both have food aversions, and will only eat white food. The trauma of holding them down, in a head lock and force feeding them vegetables only to have them throw them back up, is in my opinion, and their therapists opinion, very very damaging.

    They get liquid vitamins in their drinks, and eat apples and bananas. The bigger one refuses dairy, the younger one begs for dairy. But on a whole it is very very hard to disguise vegetables which have colour, into white food.


    Sometimes things arent black and white, maybe there is a psychological problem in this young woman. Most people would listen if they were told they would die...

    Responses in threads like these make me feel like the biggest peice of sh1t.
    The fact that you're providing your children with fruit and other foods to ensure their nutritional requirements are met, clearly sets you apart from the parents in this story whose child is dying from literally no-one catering to her needs since she was 2yo.

    I'm sorry comments in here make you feel like sh!t, but you're obviously not, because you care enough about your children to go out of your way to make sure their needs are met and that they're happy. That makes you a great mother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I struggle to see how she even functions. I know if i go a week of eating cr2ppy food i feel really lethargic, depressed, sick etc. I can't imagine how it would feel to live off nuggets - how has she survived so long?
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    MM - But you know what it is like to feel good and healthy, if you have never had good nutrition you would likely not know the difference.
    I understand that completely. Up until the age of 30, I had never slept properly and didn't know what I was missing. I couldn't understand why everyone else would waste so much time sleeping.

    But upon discovering sleep, I felt so much better, and I'm never giving it up again. (I might skip one night's sleep occasionally if I am really pressed for time, but I'll pay for it two days later (ie the day after I do get to sleep the night).

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    I don't know what I think about this to be honest.

    I'm torn between feeling compassion for them, and feeling a wee bit judgemental.

    Nutrition is just such an important issue. I have recently starting sending my girls straight to bed if they won't eat their dinner because they were getting fussier and fussier by the week. They put up a very big fuss the first 2 nights and then started eating properly. I was actually shocked that it worked so quickly! I used to have the attitude that I didn't want to make an 'issue' over food, but my previously good eaters were getting worse and worse. Their growing bodies need good, healthy food at regular intervals.

    Disclaimer: I am in no way saying that all parents should do this. I don't think it's a once size fits all thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    My boys eat nuggets, a lot.

    100% chicken breast nuggets that i put in the oven. They also eat frozen fries i also cook in the oven.

    They both have food aversions, and will only eat white food. The trauma of holding them down, in a head lock and force feeding them vegetables only to have them throw them back up, is in my opinion, and their therapists opinion, very very damaging.

    They get liquid vitamins in their drinks, and eat apples and bananas. The bigger one refuses dairy, the younger one begs for dairy. But on a whole it is very very hard to disguise vegetables which have colour, into white food.


    Sometimes things arent black and white, maybe there is a psychological problem in this young woman. Most people would listen if they were told they would die...

    Responses in threads like these make me feel like the biggest peice of sh1t.
    This is us as well with both of our DS's. The both have major aversion issues with trying new foods. We have tried every suggestion (force feeding, hiding foods, snacking, distracting etc) from Doctor's, nurses, cookbooks, family members, strangers to no avail. We are now resorting to trying to see the Feeding Clinic at the Children's Hospital to try and get help for them.

    I should add my DD is NOT a fussy eater like her brothers are.

    Until you have had an extremely fussy eater, you have no idea what it is like looking in from the outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    My boys eat nuggets, a lot.

    100% chicken breast nuggets that i put in the oven. They also eat frozen fries i also cook in the oven.

    They both have food aversions, and will only eat white food. The trauma of holding them down, in a head lock and force feeding them vegetables only to have them throw them back up, is in my opinion, and their therapists opinion, very very damaging.

    They get liquid vitamins in their drinks, and eat apples and bananas. The bigger one refuses dairy, the younger one begs for dairy. But on a whole it is very very hard to disguise vegetables which have colour, into white food.


    Sometimes things arent black and white, maybe there is a psychological problem in this young woman. Most people would listen if they were told they would die...

    Responses in threads like these make me feel like the biggest peice of sh1t.
    I just read this, and just want you to know that this is a very different situation to what I was going through with my kids. Food aversions are very complex and I wouldn't claim to know the first thing about them, never having dealt with one myself.

    I highly doubt there is even 1 person on here who would think of you anything but a loving, caring Mum!

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    My 15yo's diet isn't crash hot at the moment.

    Thoughout the day, she'll eat things like:
    * tinned spaghetti, or
    * bacon fried in butter, or
    * an egg fried in butter and heavily seasoned with salt, or
    * vegemite on white bread toast.

    At night she gets served up dinner like everyone else, and half the time flatly refuses to eat it at all. Most other times it'll come back with the meat missing and the sides untouched.

    Typically upon arriving home from TAFE she dumps the food I sent her for lunch into the rubbish bin, untouched.

    ------------

    There are other behavioural issues as well, including a major refusal to accept my authority, so no, I really cannot tackle her refusing to eat "proper food". (She claims that fast food is "real food" and objects to the fact that I hardly ever buy it.) As for the other behavioural issues, she will comply with attending counselling, but has no desire to change her viewpoints, so it is proving ineffective.

    I took her to the doctor recently for being "tired all the time" and nothing came of that visit either.

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