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SED Selective eating disorder

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When we met up the other day and we talking, i did talk about this i think, its only in the past year that i have come to terms with this and how its controlled my life for such a long time. Many people think that your just being fussy but its not that simple. Sufferers of SED have an inability to eat certain foods based on texture or aroma. "Safe" foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted individuals will exclude whole food groups, such as fruits or vegetables. Sometimes excluded foods can be refused based on color. Some of you may have seen the program freaky eaters on bbc3 and this is a insight to everyday for me really. I do plan in the near future going to see a specialist in London who was on the freaky eaters program who has had major success. Just wondering as well if anyone else knows of anybody with this as well.

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My son is like it (he's 22) he will eat a burger but cant eat beef cos its chewy he says
same with sausages and pork or chicken nuggets or chicken
basicaslly he can only bring himself to eat processed food

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Thanks for the reply always nice to hear other people and stories

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Dont worry Luke theres bound to be other suffers and some folk wont even know it thumbs

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As me a Stue where saying. G won't eat tomatoes but can eat tomatoe soup and have tom sauce, bean and tom sauce.

He won't eat cheese, anything with cheese on it or in it, he doesnt' know why. Just says its the smell, thing is cheese can have many smells.

I can't understand it but I did once try lychees and I was physically sick from the taste and texture, never touched them since.

I guess those of us that eat everything can't quite understand those that don't.

I mean I don't think its normal not to drink red wine, hubby hates red wine, but he will have a glass of Port, I mean where it the logic in that.

Same as I said as a kid my son would eat bananas until he couldn't eat anymore, then one day he said he didn't want one and hasn't eaten one since.

My lad is 16 and a half and has never drunk coffe and had about 10 cups of tea in his life, he just doesn't like it. He doesn't drink coke or fizzy either. Mind you I never got it in when he was a kid so that could be something to do with it. He has no fillings either thumbs

It must be awful to live like it as you miss out on loads of tastes and textures. I hope the speacialist helps. Very Happy

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Nah is this a serious issue or is it all in the mind. 20 years ago i had an issue with itchiness could not stop it. Was on any histamimes for ages till i decided enough was enough stopped the pills, SUFFERED, & recovered.

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I went out with a guy who said he was a 'super taster', that he had heightened taste. He was actually just full of crap Laughing

I have heard of your condition. My son is on the autistic spectrum and certain textures he wouldn't touch. There's a two try rule in my house, 2 fork fulls and if you still don't like it, leave it. He ends up eating only one type of food and then suddenly stops, usually after I've just been shopping Rolling Eyes

We are all weird and wonderful in our own ways thumbs

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My problem is i like everything....except tomatoes and cucumber thumb down

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Me too but I can't eat many things cos I've got IBS, acid reflux and sliding hiatus hernia... believe it or not, I am this fat and eat fairly healthily Sad course I put that down to GTC - Glued To Computer and NHAL (Not Having A Life) Laughing

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I have been a veggie for 20 odd years now and the reason for this is i cant stand the texture of any meat it makes me throw up so i gave up eating it the only sort i eat which is sometimes a chore is fish

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This disorder should not be confused with food avoidance emotional disorder (FAED) (a childhood avoidance of food brought about by emotional difficulties and not related to body image) or anorexia nervosa (a disorder characterized by a fear of food due to issues related to body weight). SED shares similar characteristics with "food neophobia", an avoidance of the consumption of novel foods.

Dr. Bradley C. Riemann, the clinical director of obsessive compulsive disorders at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Milwaukee, says: "For the most part it's not trauma or memories that are the problem. It's more about taste, texture, smell and sight. It can stem from an incident. Say you've gagged on meat before, you may develop a fear of choking and become scared of eating anything chewy. It has also been linked to OCD and a fear of dirt and contamination over how the food has been prepared."
"Typically a child or adolescent with selective eating will be within the normal range for both weight and height, and show no abnormality on physical examination. Sometimes selective eating can come on after a period of normal eating, but for many there may be a history of early feeding difficulties or problem with weaning. Eating a highly restricted range of foods is a common feature of toddlers – up to 20 per cent of children below the age of five years are faddy and the problem persists to the age of eight years in about a third of these. However for some young people the problem persists into middle childhood, adolescence and even adulthood. This can lead to malnutrition, global development delays, problems in growth and weight gain, as well as other health related issues"

bit more info what does explain alot better

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