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Eating by Texture

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 27 Jul 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Eating Texture Food Taste Disordered

Eating by texture can be a type of disordered eating. Individuals who engage in eating by texture make their food choices based on how food feels in their mouths rather than by its nutritional value or even by its taste. However, eating by texture may also indicate other conditions so those who notice loved ones rejecting or accepting food based on texture should investigate why this is so.

Eating By Texture and Disordered Eating

Eating by texture is a common type of disordered eating. When it is not indicative of another condition, eating by texture means that an individual has decided to sort his or her food choices by the way that foods feels rather than by how it tastes or if it is required for a balanced diet. For example, some disordered eaters may choose only foods that require chewing with the thought that this action may burn extra calories.

Other disordered eaters may choose only foods that “squish” in their mouths because they prefer that feeling to foods that “crunch.” While there is nothing inherently wrong with enjoying some textures over others, if this preference leads to eliminating foods required for healthy eating then it will adversely impact the body and overall health.

Eating By Texture and Other Conditions

Eating by texture, while a common type of disordered eating, may also indicate another condition. For example, some individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) report a hypersensitivity to the texture of food that makes certain foods intolerable to them.

Sensory Integration Disorder can also leave individuals unable to tolerate certain textures of food. Individuals with Rett Syndrome may also have a low texture tolerance as related to their food. Because there are obviously reasons other than simple disordered eating that may be related to eating by texture, further investigations should be carried out when eating by texture is noticed.

Overcoming Eating By Texture

It may seem that eating by texture can be overcome by simply learning to appreciate different food textures, but this is not so easy when a food texture can make an individual choke, gag or even vomit. Some individuals may be able to consciously begin to add more foods and textures into their diet but others may need professional help to explore why they react so violently to certain foods. Still others may find that changing the texture of a food, such as by making smoothies out of crunchy fruits and vegetables, can help them add nutrients to their diet without having to eat a texture that they do not enjoy.

However, forcing someone to eat foods with textures that are despised is not a good idea as it will likely lead to that individual avoiding the food even more. Rather, those who eat by texture must be the ones to decide that they want more food choices in their diet and to design, or seek help to design, ways to make this possible.

Eating by texture is a common form of disordered eating but it can also indicate other conditions. Individuals who eat by texture may benefit from professional help in finding out why they eat this way and how they can overcome it.

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@AngelDv - I have the same problem. I have listed all the foods I do like and then searched online to see if they can be cooked in a way I like. I don't mind fruits in desserts and puddings, or with ice cream, that way I'm still getting the benefit :)
LisaLO - 28-Jul-17 @ 3:14 PM
As long as I can remember I have always had trouble eating certain foods. I don't like the texture of most fruits, and the texture of cooked veg.I am 43, I have always been a picky eater. I want to eat healthy and lose weight , but I don't like a lot of the foods that are healthy for me. I don't like the soft cooked veggie feel on my tongue, or the taste. I am open to suggestions,can anyone help with this problem?
AngelDv - 27-Jul-17 @ 8:52 PM
Finally found some there understand my eating habits. While growing up I was always told "Your a fussy eater", as I have grown older I have noticed that maybe this is apsychological issue that has just gotten worse. My parents tell me that even as a baby I would not eat certain foods, mainly veg, and that I would simply spit them out even though they would try todisguise it from me. It seems crazy but my parents would make a sandwich, I would not be present and I would know if they cut the sandwich in half with a knife they used to cutlettuce. Recently It has got to a stage where as I got older it would get embarrassing, you take a girl out for a date and you would worry what would be on the menu. The thought of eating certain foods makes me feel physically sic and if I try to eat them the texture in my mouth makes me gage to the point I am nearly sic. I really want to be able to sit down and enjoy a salad, or as stupid as it sounds go to Mc Donald's and order a burger and not have it specially cooked. I'm also worried because i may be passing this on to my children, which upsets me so much.
Dysan - 25-Jul-17 @ 1:28 AM
Continued from my post below.There appears to be a maximum amount of characters. ....I no longer "fear" cooked vegetables however I just can’t stand the texture; however I now eat green salads and some raw vegetables. I estimate that of all the food I didn’t eat at 19 years old, I am now able to eat a third.I think with more effort I could eat half.When I go to a restaurant I can usually select two out of the ten mains dishes without any anxiety and three with some anxiety.I know there are some great foods out there ready to be discovered.I tell myself that having a bad experience will only last a moment and finding a good food can last a lifetime. For myself, I don’t consider Texture eating as a disorder.I think it is a part of who I am.However, for people with more severe cases, I can understand how it could be considered a disorder.
Karl - 20-Jul-17 @ 8:05 PM
@Aidan - it's all about trying to educate yourself by trying new things little and often. Along with fatty foods, carbohydrates are the worst foods for weight gain. It sounds like you don't enjoy the foods you eat. Instead of chicken nuggets try cooked chicken breasts with new potatoes and salad. Instead of breaded fish try fresh fish. If you have a computer my advice is to list the healthy foods you like in your computer and try to find a healthy recipe containing these ingerdients and more. Or buy your yourself a cookery book you like and begin experimenting a bit by cooking new foods you like.
Rosco - 14-Jul-17 @ 11:20 AM
Hi my name is Aidan for as long as I remember the only things I eat are chicken nuggets, breaded fish, pasta and bread. I'm 18 now and I wiegh 16 stone just over obese I really want to eat healthy but I can't due to the textures of foods and I often gag. I don't eat any fruit or veg for the same reason and I don't want to be like this forever please help
Aidan - 13-Jul-17 @ 3:28 PM
@Karl - thanks. This has put my fear into perspective. It's been such a nuisance in my life. Eggs and cheese being my worst fear. I can't imagine how any person can eat an egg, even the thought of the texture makes me feel sick and squeamish.
Bea90 - 10-Jul-17 @ 9:52 AM
I am a 36 year old fussy eater.As a child, I ate no vegetables (accept deep fried chips) and no meat (accept sausages).I was able to maintain a reasonably healthy diet eating bread and most fruit.Crunchy Peanut Butter was and still is my favourite food. I was petrified of the texture of most foods.If there was a possibility of being surprised by the texture of a sub component of a complex food I wouldn't try it.When my father forked together steak and beetroot and then scoop some onions on top I would look on in horror as he put it all in his mouth, imagining the tongue inevitably coming into contact with the slimy onions and the uncertainty of whether there is going to be a soft-crunchy onion sensation passing through his teeth as he bites down or will it be an unplanned piece of gristle from the steak which has hard to describe texture properties.And beetroot, well its colour says it all. As a child, I used to use excuses to not try new foods, usually "it always ends badly" or my big sister would say she doesn't like something and therefore I would conveniently copy her.Being force feed only made me more anxious and therefore I pushed the food away harder. My number one arch nemesis as a child was chicken.The sight of Mum shoving stuffing up the back end of something that looks like it has just been beamed down from Mars just seemed wrong.And then after it was cooked my family would tear its carcass to pieces chewing on its oily skin, allowing their teeth to make contact with its bones.I would sit there thinking that humans have bones and justify not trying chicken by classifying my family as a pack of cannibals.I didn’t once even attempt Chicken until I was in my 20’s. The first time I noticed I was capable of eating new food was when I was 16 and I held up another worst enemy (a carrot) in front of me and because I hadn't been force fed in many years I couldn't remember what it tasted or smelled like.After trying really hard for five minutes to remember what a carrot smells or tastes like I took a bite and even though I didn't particularly like it, it was edible in its raw form, its texture was okay as well.I now like grated and lightly cooked carrot. During my first year at Uni I stayed in a residence with 400 other 1st year students and I was one of two people who needed special meals every night.It was during this year that I went to see a hypnotist to discuss my difficulty at studying.We somehow got on to discussing my diet where he suggested that I had a fear of food.This was quite an apophony to me because up to this point I had always been taught that my "fussiness" was due to me being a stubborn selfish person. The hypnotism focused on not procrastinating and trying new foods.It was helpful and over the next few years I felt more proactive at trying new foods and was able to eat most meats.Chicken is now my 3rd favourite food behind Ice Cream.I no longer fear cooked vegetables however I
Karl - 9-Jul-17 @ 1:04 AM
I'm trying to find solutions but the internet just tells me i need professionals haha. every day is not the same though, i go through phases where either all food textures sound awful or i try things and everything has something about it that i can't deal with. if one thing is too crunchy, the next might be too squishy. it's just like no matter what i get it's not "right"... when it happens, once i finally make or get the food i'll try to take a bite and chew for what feels like forever, never getting that "time to swallow" feeling that usually just happens when i eat. it becomes something i have to think about. sometimes distractions help me eat because i'm not thinking about the textures, but other times nothing works and i walk around for several days barely getting any calories. i have a physical job, i live in arizona where everything is lava, i have a dog who needs exercise, i like to exercise, it just doesn't work for my life. i do shakes and smoothies when i can when it happens, but sometimes the timing is just crap and i hobble around nauseous and faint while everyone around me wonders why i don't JUST EAT. and i'm wondering too. i absolutely love food, i love tastes. the foods that i can think of that i know i would scarf down right away if it appeared in front of me are all things i can only get back home or with an hour+ drive to phoenix. and when i lived there, i still did this, so not like that's a simple solution. i don't think the internet can help me. but i'm just sharing since i had no idea it was such a common thing. i at least feel a bit less alone, so i'll add to the pile of stories
Ocelot - 23-Jun-17 @ 2:53 AM
@JLH15 - have you been to the docs? You should go and get an autism test if you want to find out. Your food fad may be connected and your doc may be able to get help for you with your eating habits. Carbs aren't very good for you and you will gain weight the older you get if you keep only eating bad foods. Bread bloats the stomach, crisps are really fattening, pasta, chips and pizzas are too. But I guess you know all this.
MessyMe - 16-May-17 @ 2:45 PM
I'm 15 years old and I can only eat carbohydrates. I've always been like this ever since I was little. I've always hated being different and not being able to eat the same foods as everyone else. It's so embarrassing and people don't understand. I want to eat normally but I just can't. I always gag when I try new things. I think I may have autism but my parents haven't told me (it runs in the family). I always thought I was the only person like this and that I was just extremely picky. I don't know what to do because I don't like being unhealthy (I'm overweight but not by a lot) and I always make excuses not to go places like my friends houses because I know I won't be able to eat the food. Even when my parents suggest trying something new I REALLY really want to but I just get severe anxiety and I avoid eating it because I know I'll gag and even the smell makes me feel sick. I don't know what to do and I don't want to be like this for the rest of my life:(
JLH15 - 13-May-17 @ 5:10 PM
@Weirdroide - your friend needs a gradual introduction to other foods. He's just been conditioned into eating fast-food. Try cooking him the same foods, just healthily such as chicken and new or oven-cooked potatoes and add salad. You can make your own chicken fried rice, but add peppers, spring onions and other veg. Just try to vary what he is already eating and then stage by stage move him away from takeaway food. I can't personally understand why he doesn't gag on chippy food with all the fat and grease! Angie
AH - 10-May-17 @ 1:40 PM
My friend has had an issue since he can remember where he literally cannot eat anything but fast food, chips and chicken fried rice from the Chinese. Everything else makes him gag, he can eat onions if they are cut up really small, but veggies and fruit, the texture just puts him off and makes him throw up. Any suggestions on what could be done to help him. Thanks in advance
Weirdroide - 6-May-17 @ 6:57 AM
I am total opposite of Hullhum5pk, in the respect that I do love to eat, and the problem is the only things I CAN eat are comfy foods. I just went through 4 weeks of Vitamin B shots and 8 weeks of IV blood infusions. I too have a huge sweet tooth, but I am wondering if it is because I tend to binge and purge - not eating until I am so.hungry I have to, then just eating what is easily available?When I have cooked a meal, try to eat, and for whatever reason I can't, I get frustrated. I will Tonto bed without eating and wake up at 3 in the morning and eat 3/4's box of cereal.
Imbubblezz - 10-Feb-17 @ 5:30 PM
I am a 39 year old, morbidly obese woman. When I was younger I could eat fruits, but as I get older the only fruit I can stomach are apples, period. The textures of grapes, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, blackberries, raspberries, oranges, etcetera make me gag. I can eat cooked soft veggies such as green beans, peas, carrots, and corn, but uncooked veggies, I just cannot! I cannot eat leafy veggies or anything that has a smell of grass. I have never been a big meat eater, but in the last, 5 years (or so) I have realized that if I am cooking something and the smell of the meat gets to me, I can't eat that meal. I cannot eat thick chunks of chicken (only nugget type cuts), I cannot eat anything on a bone, I cannot eat any thick cut of any type of meat, I used to use ground turkey in place of beef, but now I cannot stomach the smell.And I cannott stomach the texture of baked fish. So basically the only meat I can eat is ground beef or ground sausage; however if the meat has any type of gristle in it..can't do it. I do have ADD and have suffered from depression most of my life, as well as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a few other medical.issues, but I am sure they are caused by weight.I want to eat healthier, even buy healthier foods to try to make healthy recipes, but end up trying them, then tossing them, and wasting food. So I live on things I CAN eat. Things that are not healthy like a lot of carbs, cereals, etcetera.Where can I get help for this.I am in serious need for change so that I can be around fornmy children!
Imbubblezz - 10-Feb-17 @ 5:20 PM
@steve - I've just stopped by this site for the same reason as you. I've found that sometimes people get better trying out new foods as they get older. Many of us have a phobia of foods when we are small, mine was rice pudding and minced meat (because I found a piece of gristle in it once). I hated the textures too. But as I get older, I realise that nothing will happen to me if I eat them and as I slowly become more accustomed I realise they actually taste quite nice. The fact they taste pleasant now begins to overrule my dislike of their texture. So, it's not so unusual - carry on you're doing great! Misty
MM85 - 9-Feb-17 @ 2:53 PM
I'm 27 years old and I cannot bring myself to eat, onions, peppers, tomatoes, pickles, or anything with a similar texture. I have slowly begun eating broccoli and spinach. When I was younger I had a sleepover at a friends house and his mom made sandwiches, I told her I couldn't eat the condiments she used on the sandwiches and she didn't believe me, so she made me take a couple bites, I ended up running to the bathroom and I puked in the toilet. She took it personally and drove me home. People who don't have this problem will simply not understand what it's like. It's not because I'm a picky eater, it is more than a aversion. I physically cannot eat foods with those textures. It's funny that the article mentioned people with ADD/ADHD may have this problem, I was diagnosed with ADD when I was young. Fortunately I haven't needed to take medication for it since I was a teenager. I simply refuse to take medication unless I really have to. Anyways back to the topic: I am slowly starting to include more foods into my diet because I want to eat healthy and that requires eating foods that use to make me puke. This is a very slow process but I am trying. I can actually eat spinach and broccoli now when just a couple years ago that would be impossible. The only thing I hate about it is that the process is very slow but I am learning to like different foods. People think I am a picky eater, but I'm not, this is a physical and psychological problem, it's not just because I'm stubborn.
steve - 9-Feb-17 @ 12:42 AM
My son is 34 months old and his diet is restricted to weetabix, porridge, cerelac, yoghurt and puréed fruits and pureed veggies. He was accepting mashed potatoes and really soft pasta but now has completely declined it spitting it out. At his age he has never chewed and is unable to. He shows interest in really spicy meals but since he is unable to chew he just sucks on them and spits out. This issue has been since birth as I have struggled introducing new meals and texture at every point. I have gone from force feeding which was clearly a wrong angle to go to just letting him be with his restricted diet. He has been seen by the paediatrician, ENT surgeon, OT and they all say he is fine and will eat when he is ready. He is currently under SALT team and they advised only food play which we do but he actually seems to be getting worse as has eliminated mashed Potato and pasta from his diet. He is losing weight and I worry about his nutritional intake. This has caused myself and my family so much distress as i feel so helpless with no clue on how to help him. I do know he has sensory hypersensitivity. I worry that he should be having some form of therapy desensitising him to textures and teaching him how to chew but i do not know how to arrange these for him. I will gladly go private if I can be signposted to the right places for these. I am a desperate mum who currently has sleepless nights thinking about this issue. All I need is some advise on private clinics for assessment and management. I see online USA has so many centres for this but I reside in the UK- Kettering (Midlands). Thanks.
Ems - 28-Dec-16 @ 5:01 AM
I've hated certain squishy, rubbery and chewy foods since I can remember. I'm currently 13, and my parents have always told me to stop being so picky. But I physically cannot eat foods such as meat, fish, sauces, jelly. I need things to be dry, and have a little crunch to them. Otherwise I gag and end up spitting it out. I'm fine with a few foods that are 'liquidy', such as yogurt and porridge, but things like soup that has floppy vegetables in them make me sick. I basically live on a diet of bread and junk food, which isn't healthy. I don't know ifI have a problem, or I'm just picky?
EllieJ - 23-Nov-16 @ 11:37 PM
I'm 15 and I've never properly been able to eat what was on my plate. Constantly I was being told that I was just picky but I genuinely can't chew foods that have a soft/crunch to them e.g. Onions, sweet corn. If I have to then they genuinely make me gag. My parents force me to eat what they give me but they don't understand that I genuinely can't do it. I'm not sure if this is the reason that I now don't chew much foods, I just sort of hold it in my mouth then swallow it.. it's quite upsetting that everyone assumes I'm just being picky but tbh I have a genuine phobia of foods that are new/different. Im not just being picky.
Alex - 18-Nov-16 @ 8:33 PM
@Lolabear - it's tough, if she's been that way for most of her life, and has carried her negatiove associations with food, then there is little that is going to make her change now. Some hypnotherapy perhaps? If she's eating and is willing to try new foods, then it's a disorder that a person can at leaset live with. Aid
AdrianT^^ - 17-Aug-16 @ 1:40 PM
My daughter is 20 and has a real problem with texture, she was fussy with meat as a child and then stopped eating meat and fish from the age of 11.If she tries to eat something which she dosent like the texture it makes her gag. It's not to do with taste just texture, problem is she wants to eat these foods including meat and fish.How do I help her overcome this? As I'm typing she is trying to eat porridge and after gagging as put it in the bin!
Lolabear - 17-Aug-16 @ 7:49 AM
hullhum5pk - Your Question:
I am 56 and hate certain food textures and tastes. I want to eat more healthily but cannot stand certain foods. I eat some fruit but only apples, oranges, pineapple and banana raw. In fact I tries a blueberry before I wrote this and nearly vomited. There is no "body" to fruits like grapes or blueberries, it is like eating mush. The smell of cheese makes me want to vomit. You can imagine what it is like if my children want pizza or cheese on toast. I have to go outside the house. This I am sure comes from it being hidden in my favourite foods as a child. I cannot eat cooked fish unless it is a fillet. Why would I wish to gaze at what was done to that animal so I can survive. Grill, roast or unknown vegetables make me wretch. Vinegar tastes and smells fowl. So salads consist of carrot, lettuce, cucumber, beetroot. I have always eaten because I have to, not because I like it. I actually use eating as an excuse for time wasting. I hate going out for meals it is embarrassing ordering stuff then not being able to eat it.

Our Response:
At least there are certain foods you can eat, and you've got to the age of 56 without too much of a problem (I presume), then you should simply stick to the foods you like. At least your choices are healthy, and as long as you are getting the right nutrients then minimal food choices are fine. If you prefer foods that are uncooked, then you may prefer a raw food diet. 'Raw foodists' as the group is known, do not eat grains, meat, dairy or processed foods and none of the food is cooked. There are cookbooks and websites attributed to the movement, which may interest you further and help expand your diet.
EatingDisorderExpert - 11-Aug-16 @ 2:45 PM
As an extra note to my story. There is one other thing to note. I am a sweetness addict. Any bitterness in fruit I will not eat it. I often wonder if this is the actual cause of the problem as apposed to plain mental fads. Is sugar and sweetness the real cause?
Hullhum5pk - 10-Aug-16 @ 6:33 PM
I am 56 and hate certain food textures and tastes. I want to eat more healthily but cannot stand certain foods. I eat some fruit but only apples, oranges, pineapple and banana raw. In fact I tries a blueberry before I wrote this and nearly vomited. There is no "body" to fruits like grapes or blueberries, it is like eating mush. The smell of cheese makes me want to vomit. You can imagine what it is like if my children want pizza or cheese on toast. I have to go outside the house. This I am sure comes from it being hidden in my favourite foods as a child. I cannot eat cooked fish unless it is a fillet. Why would I wish to gaze at what was done to that animal so I can survive. Grill, roast or unknown vegetables make me wretch. Vinegar tastes and smells fowl. So salads consist of carrot, lettuce, cucumber, beetroot. I have always eaten because I have to, not because I like it. I actually use eating as an excuse for time wasting. I hate going out for meals it is embarrassing ordering stuff then not being able to eat it.
hullhum5pk - 10-Aug-16 @ 6:29 PM
My son is nine and won't eat meat or anything squishy such as mashed potatoes but he eats fried potatoes, as well as chicken nuggets.he says he hates cheese but loves quesadillas and grilled cheese and pepperoni pizza. He lives on bread cereal hot dogs pizza fruit and sweets! He will literally drink ketchup if he can. Diabetes runs in our family and I'm afraid if I don't change his diet he'll be done for.please help!
Ladydevine - 5-Aug-16 @ 4:15 PM
ShortGirl - Your Question:
I am 26. I have had an aversion to "soft-crunchy" things since I was a child. I was tricked into eating things that ended up making me gag. I've been told I need to grow out of it, try new things and stop being so picky.I can not seem to get anyone to understand my issue. I can be eating the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. Then I bite into a soft crunchy onion and I start to gag. I would love to continue to eat it but I know I can't stomach it. I've cried because of this. It's frustrating. No one gets it and that just upsets me more.I don't know how to explain it to them so they might understand.I've tried to add things but it's difficult. Just touching them or even looking at them disgusts me at times. There's a brand of smoothies and shakes in stores here (USA) called Bolt House Farms. They seem to be my best option.I mostly exist on pasta and junk food.Can you help me find a way to explain my issue to people? And ideas on how to add more nutrition into my diet?

Our Response:
A juicer may help you get some of the nutritional value you need in the case of vitamins. Proteins are a touch more difficult, unless you choose to mince and/or put your foods through a blender. Have a word with your doctor if you need more advice. However, it is quite normal and many people have the same or a similar reaction.
EatingDisorderExpert - 6-May-16 @ 3:02 PM
I am 26. I have had an aversion to "soft-crunchy" things since I was a child. I was tricked into eating things that ended up making me gag. I've been told I need to grow out of it, try new things and stop being so picky. I can not seem to get anyone to understand my issue. I can be eating the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. Then I bite into a soft crunchy onion and I start to gag. I would love to continue to eat it but I know I can't stomach it. I've cried because of this. It's frustrating. No one gets it and that just upsets me more. I don't know how to explain it to them so they might understand. I've tried to add things but it's difficult. Just touching them or even looking at them disgusts me at times. There's a brand of smoothies and shakes in stores here (USA) called Bolt House Farms. They seem to be my best option. I mostly exist on pasta and junk food. Can you help me find a way to explain my issue to people? And ideas on how to add more nutrition into my diet?
ShortGirl - 1-May-16 @ 8:20 PM
hi there, Mona. I'd like to let you know that I know a thing or two about texture eating, because I myself struggle with it. I am not as severe a case as your son is, but I can only stomach foods with a plain texture. I know for certain that forcing your child to eat foods that he doesn't want to will make your situation worse. forcing a child to eat something that he, at the sight of, makes him gag/vomit, chances are that you will have worsened his situation. he will then not only associate the food's texture with unpleasantness and nausea due to vomiting, but now he will associate it with an actual frightening experience, and will attempt to avoid that food even more. talk to your child to see what he is thinking, and try to discern the reason behind his association with that texture. continue to be positive and supportive of your child, and eat foods of a solid texture every meal to let him know it won't kill him to eat something solid. offer him something from your plate every chance you get, and don't forget to mention how yummy it is without making him feel insecure about his food choices.
addie - 4-Dec-15 @ 6:19 PM
I am a mother of a 5 year old boy, who has never eaten anything solid in his life. If anything solid appears on his tong (by a trick or by accident) he would start to vomit. It took him a long time to learn to split out the thing he cannot tolerate in his mouth. Nobody ever understood what my family goes through. Nobody ever helped to cope with the situation and nobody ever supported me (apart from my husband). Despite of the fact that some people suggested forcing the boy to eat solid food I decided to adjust our life to his problem instead of making our meals stressful and his attitude towards food worsen. I tell myself that what I am doing is right but I desperately would need an "expert" to tell me the same. I know that I have already helped my child a lot. I cook everyday for him and pay special attention to that he receives everything his body needs to stay healthy. Thanks to me he is eating a wide variety of food. (lots of vegetables, meat, fruit.) He is well balanced, friendly and happily comes to the table when lunch or dinner is served. He is open to try a new taste any time but even the tiniest solid part must be removed before he starts his meal. He often eats pudding and yoghurt especially at kindergarten as there they don’t liquidize anything for him and I am not allowed to bring in homemade food for him. All they can do for him is to serve the pudding or yoghurt I buy and deliver each morning. This will surely not change until I find a doctor who diagnose our problem and officially subscribes liquidized food for him or helps to obtain permission for me to deliver homemade food for him. He has never used his teeth but allows me to clean his teeth with the toothbrush without any problem (it wasn't the case when he was small). I am certain that it is time for him attend a sort of therapy that helps him, however I don't seem to find any doctor in my country (Hungary) who could diagnose him and help us in any way. A month ago I took him to the local psychiatry where I was told that I should have forced my child to eat solid. There they said that my child is not eating solid food because he wants to lead the whole family suggesting that he is doing what he does only to upset me.
mona - 10-Jul-12 @ 10:24 AM
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