19 Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

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Oh, there are mushrooms in this? Never mind.

You HAPPEN to have the dietary preferences of a child. So people tend to think you’re kind of being a child.

19 Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

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You have to look up restaurant menus ahead of time every time you go somewhere new to make sure there’s something you’re willing to eat.

19 Struggles Of Being A Picky Eater

Thank god, they have a burger.

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You identify strongly with Randy Parker in A Christmas Story.

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Your so-called friends are always trying to make you eat things you KNOW you won’t like.

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  1. Bryant B

    December 2, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    son is 19 months and i am worried about his eating habits.i am at the point where i just give him what he wants instead of making him eat healthy.also i am addicted to soda and sometimes he throws a fit if i don’t share.i know that sounds like i am a bad mom but i really do try.also he is not underweight just don’t think he eats ENOUGH

  2. supernerd567

    December 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    My son turned one on August 19th, and we are still currently in transition over to whole milk. So his sippy’s are appx half soy formula with half Lactaid whole milk.

    My question is, he is kind of a small baby, 19lbs. And I am concerned that he doesn’t eat enough solid foods to make up for the lack of formula (or lack thereof vitamins). I know that the majority of his diet and vitamins/nutrients are suppose to be coming from solid foods now. How do you parents make sure your child gets enough and a good variety of solids? I try to make sure that I have a grain, fruit, veggie, dairy, and meat in every meal, but it gets a little overwhelming trying to put that much food on his highchair!
    EDIT– We do snack quite a bit. At daycare he has breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, then has dinner with me.
    On the weekends I give him two-three daily “snacks” including multigrain cheerios, cut up fruit, steamed veggies, etc.

  3. kamikami

    December 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    It was a struggle to get our 3 yo son to eat his vegetables. We’re both 21 and married at 19. She is kind of strict with him and very quick to lay out punishments. I’ve always found that talking( and sometimes compromising) gets through to him and if you just talk to him, he’ll do what you ask him to. To his credit, he eats corn, peas, and squash. Tonight she made broccoli as a side dish and promised during lunch to take him out for ice cream after supper. She gave him 5 pieces of broccoli to eat. He had a few tiny bites of one and found it ” yucky” and wanted to go for ice cream. She told him that, because he was served 6 pieces, that he would eat all 6 or no ice cream and that he wasn’t leaving the table until it was all gone.
    She tried being nice with the usual ” eat it, its good for you” talk. I tried a compromise of 2 pieces w/ cheese. She reiterated that he was going to eat all 5 pieces and there would be no cheese. Long story short after 45 min of constantly trying to get away, he ended up being punished w/ an early bed time, a time out, and a spanking( I was against it but not because I’m one of those ” spanking is abuse” parents, I feel it was undeserved) and it was hearing him cry about ” Mommy broke her promise” and how evil she is. I kind of side with him, why not make him a veggie he likes? I noticed that there was no hug or kiss good night, just her watching him tuck himself in and her turning off the light

  4. addmeonxbox360myuserisfallior

    December 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hi my daughter is 19 months old now and she hasn’t started eating lunch and dinners but she loves eating chips and chocolates. And the worst part is she doesn’t want to try anything new even. She might try some fruits or cheese sandwich in the morning. Otherwise her main meal is a breast milk. I am really getting worried. Please help!

  5. Dark_LovexXx

    December 26, 2013 at 8:28 am

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t want to eat hardly anything. She used to be a good eater when she was 16 months but since then there is hardly anything she will eat. For lunch the only things she will eat are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very very rarely she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating but again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter how long its been since her last meal she will push my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason why I try to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by giving me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and then handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I have to give her a toy to distract her so I can get her to have a bite. I have heard “maybe she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the problem because she has been doing this ever since she first started to eat at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I know she is hungry for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a baby. Now it takes on average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I try to give her 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day.

  6. Motordom

    December 27, 2013 at 3:44 am

    I’m a 19 year old female. I’m 5’2″ and i currently weigh 121.

    For a long story short, my long-term boyfriend broke up with me about 6 months ago and it’s been and still is really hard on me.
    I’m extremely depressed and stressed out from all of the cheating rumors and unanswered questions. not to mention i thought he was “the one”

    near the end of our relationship i guess you could say i had all that “happy weight” and i was pushing about 160 pounds.

    since the breakup, to date, i’ve lost about 40 pounds within the six months.

    i lost alot the first three weeks because i couldnt eat and was throwing up alot from being so upset.
    then throughout the summer i was steadily losing, a little slower than at first, but still recognizable.

    now i’ve been sick for the past couple of weeks with the flu, as well as the stress from worrying about him, college, and my future…and i’m super busy with all of it so i rarely even make time to eat. so i’ll go a couple of days without eating…then i’ll eat something small cuz i cant stomach much else….like a bowl of cereal or something, and just eat once a day. if i do eat that day. and i find all of a sudden i feel like i’ve lost alot of weight.

    which i know i have. and i’m not complaining. this is good. i’m actually starting to become happy with my body. i’ve always struggled with my weight.

    i like that my face is slimming down and my cheekbones are more prominent.
    i like that my collarbones are sticking out. and my hip bones.
    i honestly think those bones are very flattering and pretty on a woman.
    (and dont mistake me for wanting the 65 pound anorexic body type)

    also let it be known that i’m a VERY picky eater. i dont like much food.
    i dont like salads. i dont like vegetables. there’s a select few fruits that i like, but obviously i cant eat those every day for the rest of my life.

    i guess what i’m asking is how can i start eating, and continue losing weight like i already am?
    i want to be healthy…i know that not eating slows down your metabolism. and is unhealthy. and can harm your body and the way it regulates.

    and what if i continued eating very little, but took vitamins?

    i also want to start exercising…like aerobics/cardio/pilates to harden up my flabby areas. to tone up. but obviously not bulk up.

    i dont know. any advice would be nice.

  7. Matthew S

    December 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Please note before you read this: I was under the impression that my boyfriend couldn’t get me pregnant (do to steroid use earlier in his life), and being that I’ve been with him for 1.5 years and only had protected sex with him once, I believed this to be true. This information was given to me by him, but backed up by a slew of doctor’s documents shown to me by his mother.
    ——-
    I began getting a bit disheveled after missing my period a month ago. When I alerted my boyfriend of this, he assured me that I could not be pregnant, but some three weeks after I was supposed to start it, we both got a bit worried and decided to get me a pregnancy test. The results of said test were not what I wanted, but expected. I took one more at home test, it showing the same results: one clearly there line, and an extremely lighter, but still visible second line. When shown to my boyfriend, he brushed it off, very sure that it was just a mistake.

    After much research trying to prove him wrong, I decided to go see a doctor to have it confirmed. I went to my nearest Planned Parenthood the day before yesterday, and took another urine test just to be informed by a professional that I was roughly 8 weeks pregnant. That same day, I stopped by my boyfriend’s house and informed him of the situation, and where I stood on the matter.

    I want to have an abortion. He does not. He said it was and is against his views. He’s not a very religious person, and nor am I, but it is simply his morals that drive his decision. I myself am not ready for a child mentally, financially, or in any way. I am only 19, in the middle of college, no job, and my life has barely began to start. I know that if I go through with having this child, it will have to be my first priority for 5-18 years. My entire life will have to go on a back burner for a child that I do not want. No, it will not end my life completely, but it will yield my life astonishingly enough, and I am just not ready to go through with that. There is also the very real possibility that my family will be disappointed. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be worried about what my family thinks, but I am. They have suffered enough stress from one of my older siblings, I don’t want them to look at me and dump me in the same category as him. I also know that in the end, those that love me will still be there for me, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fight passed the disappointment in their eyes long enough to get to their forgiveness.

    My boyfriend on the other hand is 30, has been though life thoroughly enough, and would be more likely than I to want a child at this time. However, he doesn’t have the best job, and we are already struggling financially without the addition of a child. Just in the passed month, he’s blown $150 dollars more than normal on food because my eating habits have changed (i.e. more of a picky eater, always sick if I eat “heavier” foods). If I have not found a job by birth time, which is proving harder than I thought, he would be responsible for diapers, baby food, and other necessities, as well as for his and my well-being, something that he cannot do as it stands right now. But he still wants me to keep this child, both because of his morals, and he never believed that he’d be able to have a child. He was told long ago by professionals that his chance of ever baring a child was EXTREMELY small. He feels that this will be his only chance to have a child. I do not believe this is so, seeing as he hasn’t done steroids for years, and if his sperm-count has risen enough to impregnate me this time, it should be high enough to impregnate me sometime in the future when I am more ready to start a family (please correct me if I am wrong). He has already told all of his friends and family, clearly overjoyed by the thought of a new addition, but I am not so happy. I personally think that having a child now will cause us a struggle that we don’t need, halt our lives tremendously, and create stress that I myself can do without. He even shot down my thoughts of having the child and putting it up for adoption. He said if I had the child, he wanted to keep it, with or without me.

    I love my boyfriend with all my heart. I never want to let him go. But he’s given me the worst ultimatum I can think of: Choosing between keeping this child, or losing him. I fear that if I abort this child, he’ll hate me for it, and our relationship will be destroyed. I really don’t want that. It would break my heart to see him go, and I’ll have no one to turn to if I have the postpartum depression that so many people say come with an abortion. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to be without him. But I also don’t want or need a child. Not now, and not for a long time. So what do I do?

    ((Please, mature answers only. No die hard pro-lifers or “preachers” about how I’m taking a life. I underst
    :( Yahoo Answers cut off my ending. It’s supposed to finish, “((Please, mature answers only. No die hard pro-lifers or “preachers” about how I’m taking a life. I understand all of this, and I am mature enough to deal with the consequences of my actions, if they are to occur.))”

  8. Jonathan

    December 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Im 19, 5’9 and i weigh 165 pounds. Over the last couple years i have developed some fat around my stomach area (enough to where you cant see my abs really at all). I have started working out and am planning on now starting a diet. I AM A VERY PICKY UNHEALTHY EATER so it is sort of difficult to jump into eating better. I am planning on starting a diet which I want to be basically consist of the same foods each day. The following is a specific example of my diet
    – a lot of eggs
    – fruits (mangerine oranges, sliced pineapples)
    -lots of water
    -protein smoothies (From my college’s cafeteria)

    – no more sodas
    – no more carbs/ very low carbs
    – minimal sugar

    i do not intend for this to be my entire diet. Thats why i am posting this question. Please give any suggestions on other foods. I am struggling to figure out a diet to really accomplish the results i would like as fast as possible. thanks

  9. Con Orpe

    December 31, 2013 at 2:35 am

    I am 5’2 3/4 close to 5’3 and female&weigh 190 lbs sometimes 185 but i range 185 -190 i hav been like this sense i was a freshmen in highschool and i am now 19 and a graduate ..to get an ideal of how my proportions are my breasts are dd and my hips a bit wider then normal my but and thighs do carry alot with my thighs i can lift 300 lbs so they are fairly muscly but have some fat my tummy is what i feel i is fat but i do cardio and strength very often i am a very picky eater i have always hated junk foods and i have never really aten alot sense i was 13 Ive had problems eating as like anorexia id starve my self though i am not skinny..i love healthy organic foods some days i eat 3 meals and jog/run a mile others i will eat 1meal and run/walk 2-3 miles and strength train my body is a bit of a pear shape if that helps.. i have struggled my whole life with my ‘ED’ and thinking I look like two elephants plus a whale (fat) ..help?

  10. XplicitzZ

    January 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    My Puppy, A Cocker Spaniel and a Japanese Spitz mix…maybe needs a partner. She’s a female..obviously because I said “she”… 5 months old….Well, from paw to the tip of her head… she’s 14.5 inches and from the rear to the tip of of her nose, she’s 19 inches. Will she be more compatible with a golden retriever, a pomeranian, a shit-zu, or a yorkshire- terrier. It’s best if you can suggest some more breeds for her. If it helps, she likes playing a lot… a picky eater, friendly to every dog she encounters, barks a lot, knows how to potty outside, likes being groomed, sleeps at night… naps by afternoon, … wild and awake at morning.
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    Thanks everyone!

  11. RichT

    January 8, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Hi my daughter is 19 months old now and she hasn’t started eating lunch and dinners but she loves eating chips and chocolates. And the worst part is she doesn’t want to try anything new even. She might try some fruits or cheese sandwich in the morning. Otherwise her main meal is a breast milk. I am really getting worried. Please help!

  12. Melanie

    January 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Please note before you read this: I was under the impression that my boyfriend couldn’t get me pregnant (do to steroid use earlier in his life), and being that I’ve been with him for 1.5 years and only had protected sex with him once, I believed this to be true. This information was given to me by him, but backed up by a slew of doctor’s documents shown to me by his mother.
    ——-
    I began getting a bit disheveled after missing my period a month ago. When I alerted my boyfriend of this, he assured me that I could not be pregnant, but some three weeks after I was supposed to start it, we both got a bit worried and decided to get me a pregnancy test. The results of said test were not what I wanted, but expected. I took one more at home test, it showing the same results: one clearly there line, and an extremely lighter, but still visible second line. When shown to my boyfriend, he brushed it off, very sure that it was just a mistake.

    After much research trying to prove him wrong, I decided to go see a doctor to have it confirmed. I went to my nearest Planned Parenthood the day before yesterday, and took another urine test just to be informed by a professional that I was roughly 8 weeks pregnant. That same day, I stopped by my boyfriend’s house and informed him of the situation, and where I stood on the matter.

    I want to have an abortion. He does not. He said it was and is against his views. He’s not a very religious person, and nor am I, but it is simply his morals that drive his decision. I myself am not ready for a child mentally, financially, or in any way. I am only 19, in the middle of college, no job, and my life has barely began to start. I know that if I go through with having this child, it will have to be my first priority for 5-18 years. My entire life will have to go on a back burner for a child that I do not want. No, it will not end my life completely, but it will yield my life astonishingly enough, and I am just not ready to go through with that. There is also the very real possibility that my family will be disappointed. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be worried about what my family thinks, but I am. They have suffered enough stress from one of my older siblings, I don’t want them to look at me and dump me in the same category as him. I also know that in the end, those that love me will still be there for me, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fight passed the disappointment in their eyes long enough to get to their forgiveness.

    My boyfriend on the other hand is 30, has been though life thoroughly enough, and would be more likely than I to want a child at this time. However, he doesn’t have the best job, and we are already struggling financially without the addition of a child. Just in the passed month, he’s blown $150 dollars more than normal on food because my eating habits have changed (i.e. more of a picky eater, always sick if I eat “heavier” foods). If I have not found a job by birth time, which is proving harder than I thought, he would be responsible for diapers, baby food, and other necessities, as well as for his and my well-being, something that he cannot do as it stands right now. But he still wants me to keep this child, both because of his morals, and he never believed that he’d be able to have a child. He was told long ago by professionals that his chance of ever baring a child was EXTREMELY small. He feels that this will be his only chance to have a child. I do not believe this is so, seeing as he hasn’t done steroids for years, and if his sperm-count has risen enough to impregnate me this time, it should be high enough to impregnate me sometime in the future when I am more ready to start a family (please correct me if I am wrong). He has already told all of his friends and family, clearly overjoyed by the thought of a new addition, but I am not so happy. I personally think that having a child now will cause us a struggle that we don’t need, halt our lives tremendously, and create stress that I myself can do without. He even shot down my thoughts of having the child and putting it up for adoption. He said if I had the child, he wanted to keep it, with or without me.

    I love my boyfriend with all my heart. I never want to let him go. But he’s given me the worst ultimatum I can think of: Choosing between keeping this child, or losing him. I fear that if I abort this child, he’ll hate me for it, and our relationship will be destroyed. I really don’t want that. It would break my heart to see him go, and I’ll have no one to turn to if I have the postpartum depression that so many people say come with an abortion. I don’t want to be alone. I don’t want to be without him. But I also don’t want or need a child. Not now, and not for a long time. So what do I do?

    ((Please, mature answers only. No die hard pro-lifers or “preachers” about how I’m taking a life. I underst
    :( Yahoo Answers cut off my ending. It’s supposed to finish, “((Please, mature answers only. No die hard pro-lifers or “preachers” about how I’m taking a life. I understand all of this, and I am mature enough to deal with the consequences of my actions, if they are to occur.))”

  13. Chester

    January 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    My 19 month old child doesn’t wish to consume barely anything. She utilized to be a good eater when she was 16 months however ever since there is barely anything she will consume. For lunch the only things she will consume are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to consuming only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, rushed eggs and very really hardly ever she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating however once again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter exactly how long its been given that her last meal she will press my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason I try to feed her is due to the fact that she refuses to feed herself, by providing me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and afterwards handing it to me. She understands how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I need to provide her a toy to distract her so I can get her to eat. I have heard “possibly she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the trouble because she has actually been doing this since she initially started to consume at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I understand she is hungry for. It utilized to take me 45 minutes to an hour to feed her child food when she was an infant. Now it handles average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I attempt to give her 3 meals and 2 little treats a day.

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    January 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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  15. TommyKay

    January 13, 2014 at 3:23 am

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t want to eat hardly anything. She used to be a good eater when she was 16 months but since then there is hardly anything she will eat. For lunch the only things she will eat are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very very rarely she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating but again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter how long its been since her last meal she will push my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason why I try to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by giving me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and then handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I have to give her a toy to distract her so I can get her to have a bite. I have heard “maybe she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the problem because she has been doing this ever since she first started to eat at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I know she is hungry for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a baby. Now it takes on average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I try to give her 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day.

  16. Cupcakerum

    January 14, 2014 at 5:09 am

    I’m a 19 year old female. I’m 5’2″ and i currently weigh 121.

    For a long story short, my long-term boyfriend broke up with me about 6 months ago and it’s been and still is really hard on me.
    I’m extremely depressed and stressed out from all of the cheating rumors and unanswered questions. not to mention i thought he was “the one”

    near the end of our relationship i guess you could say i had all that “happy weight” and i was pushing about 160 pounds.

    since the breakup, to date, i’ve lost about 40 pounds within the six months.

    i lost alot the first three weeks because i couldnt eat and was throwing up alot from being so upset.
    then throughout the summer i was steadily losing, a little slower than at first, but still recognizable.

    now i’ve been sick for the past couple of weeks with the flu, as well as the stress from worrying about him, college, and my future…and i’m super busy with all of it so i rarely even make time to eat. so i’ll go a couple of days without eating…then i’ll eat something small cuz i cant stomach much else….like a bowl of cereal or something, and just eat once a day. if i do eat that day. and i find all of a sudden i feel like i’ve lost alot of weight.

    which i know i have. and i’m not complaining. this is good. i’m actually starting to become happy with my body. i’ve always struggled with my weight.

    i like that my face is slimming down and my cheekbones are more prominent.
    i like that my collarbones are sticking out. and my hip bones.
    i honestly think those bones are very flattering and pretty on a woman.
    (and dont mistake me for wanting the 65 pound anorexic body type)

    also let it be known that i’m a VERY picky eater. i dont like much food.
    i dont like salads. i dont like vegetables. there’s a select few fruits that i like, but obviously i cant eat those every day for the rest of my life.

    i guess what i’m asking is how can i start eating, and continue losing weight like i already am?
    i want to be healthy…i know that not eating slows down your metabolism. and is unhealthy. and can harm your body and the way it regulates.

    and what if i continued eating very little, but took vitamins?

    i also want to start exercising…like aerobics/cardio/pilates to harden up my flabby areas. to tone up. but obviously not bulk up.

    i dont know. any advice would be nice.

  17. Dark_LovexXx

    January 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Hi my daughter is 19 months old now and she hasn’t started eating lunch and dinners but she loves eating chips and chocolates. And the worst part is she doesn’t want to try anything new even. She might try some fruits or cheese sandwich in the morning. Otherwise her main meal is a breast milk. I am really getting worried. Please help!

  18. mr flibble

    January 24, 2014 at 12:15 am

    I’m severely anaemic, was diagnosed June 2013, For the past month I can’t eat normal meals, full chocolate bars, I feel sick in the morning and can’t eat until lunch time, I struggle to sleep at night, I’m not usually a picky eater, I used to eat full meals, even when we got a take out id have a big plate full of food but now I can only manage a few chips and two or three bites of pizza, I don’t like the taste of water anymore, I can manage diluted summer fruits so I’m getting some water into my system, my taste has changed, I used to hate broccoli or cheese sauce but now I love broccoli covered in cheese sauce, I used to hate ready salted crisps (plain crisps) but now it’s all I want to eat, I only drink cola or summer fruits everything tastes horrible to me, I’m 19 and I am sexually active but I’m on birth control, do I have an eating disorder or am I pregnant? I’m a week and a half into my pill pack so I don’t see how I’d be pregnant if I take them on time everyday

  19. Jesse

    January 24, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hi my daughter is 19 months old now and she hasn’t started eating lunch and dinners but she loves eating chips and chocolates. And the worst part is she doesn’t want to try anything new even. She might try some fruits or cheese sandwich in the morning. Otherwise her main meal is a breast milk. I am really getting worried. Please help!

  20. nick s

    January 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    It was a struggle to get our 3 yo son to eat his vegetables. We’re both 21 and married at 19. She is kind of strict with him and very quick to lay out punishments. I’ve always found that talking( and sometimes compromising) gets through to him and if you just talk to him, he’ll do what you ask him to. To his credit, he eats corn, peas, and squash. Tonight she made broccoli as a side dish and promised during lunch to take him out for ice cream after supper. She gave him 5 pieces of broccoli to eat. He had a few tiny bites of one and found it ” yucky” and wanted to go for ice cream. She told him that, because he was served 6 pieces, that he would eat all 6 or no ice cream and that he wasn’t leaving the table until it was all gone.
    She tried being nice with the usual ” eat it, its good for you” talk. I tried a compromise of 2 pieces w/ cheese. She reiterated that he was going to eat all 5 pieces and there would be no cheese. Long story short after 45 min of constantly trying to get away, he ended up being punished w/ an early bed time, a time out, and a spanking( I was against it but not because I’m one of those ” spanking is abuse” parents, I feel it was undeserved) and it was hearing him cry about ” Mommy broke her promise” and how evil she is. I kind of side with him, why not make him a veggie he likes? I noticed that there was no hug or kiss good night, just her watching him tuck himself in and her turning off the light

  21. Cliffy N

    January 26, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Im 19, 5’9 and i weigh 165 pounds. Over the last couple years i have actually developed some fat around my belly location (enough to where you cant see my abs actually at all). I have actually started exercising and am envisioning on now beginning a diet I AM A REALLY PARTICULAR UNHEALTHY EATER so it is kind of tough to delve into eating better. I am planning on beginning a diet which I want to be generally include the same foods daily. The following is a particular example of my diet plan.
    – a great deal of eggs
    – fruits (mangerine oranges, sliced pineapples).
    -lots of water.
    -protein smoothie mixes (From my university’s cafeteria).

    – no more sodas.
    – no more carbs / extremely low carbs.
    – very little sugar.

    i do not plan for this to be my whole diet. Thats why i am publishing this concern. Please offer any tips on other foods. I am struggling to identify a diet to actually accomplish the results i would like as fast as possible. thanks.

  22. Sonny

    January 27, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I’m severely anaemic, was diagnosed June 2013, For the past month I can’t eat normal meals, full chocolate bars, I feel sick in the morning and can’t eat until lunch time, I struggle to sleep at night, I’m not usually a picky eater, I used to eat full meals, even when we got a take out id have a big plate full of food but now I can only manage a few chips and two or three bites of pizza, I don’t like the taste of water anymore, I can manage diluted summer fruits so I’m getting some water into my system, my taste has changed, I used to hate broccoli or cheese sauce but now I love broccoli covered in cheese sauce, I used to hate ready salted crisps (plain crisps) but now it’s all I want to eat, I only drink cola or summer fruits everything tastes horrible to me, I’m 19 and I am sexually active but I’m on birth control, do I have an eating disorder or am I pregnant? I’m a week and a half into my pill pack so I don’t see how I’d be pregnant if I take them on time everyday

  23. baldy eire

    January 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I’m severely anaemic, was diagnosed June 2013, For the past month I can’t eat normal meals, full chocolate bars, I feel sick in the morning and can’t eat until lunch time, I struggle to sleep at night, I’m not usually a picky eater, I used to eat full meals, even when we got a take out id have a big plate full of food but now I can only manage a few chips and two or three bites of pizza, I don’t like the taste of water anymore, I can manage diluted summer fruits so I’m getting some water into my system, my taste has changed, I used to hate broccoli or cheese sauce but now I love broccoli covered in cheese sauce, I used to hate ready salted crisps (plain crisps) but now it’s all I want to eat, I only drink cola or summer fruits everything tastes horrible to me, I’m 19 and I am sexually active but I’m on birth control, do I have an eating disorder or am I pregnant? I’m a week and a half into my pill pack so I don’t see how I’d be pregnant if I take them on time everyday

  24. Miguel M

    January 29, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I am 5’2 3/4 close to 5’3 and female&weigh 190 lbs sometimes 185 but i range 185 -190 i hav been like this sense i was a freshmen in highschool and i am now 19 and a graduate ..to get an ideal of how my proportions are my breasts are dd and my hips a bit wider then normal my but and thighs do carry alot with my thighs i can lift 300 lbs so they are fairly muscly but have some fat my tummy is what i feel i is fat but i do cardio and strength very often i am a very picky eater i have always hated junk foods and i have never really aten alot sense i was 13 Ive had problems eating as like anorexia id starve my self though i am not skinny..i love healthy organic foods some days i eat 3 meals and jog/run a mile others i will eat 1meal and run/walk 2-3 miles and strength train my body is a bit of a pear shape if that helps.. i have struggled my whole life with my ‘ED’ and thinking I look like two elephants plus a whale (fat) ..help?

  25. altair

    January 30, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Hi my daughter is 19 months old now and she hasn’t started eating lunch and dinners but she loves eating chips and chocolates. And the worst part is she doesn’t want to try anything new even. She might try some fruits or cheese sandwich in the morning. Otherwise her main meal is a breast milk. I am really getting worried. Please help!

  26. sean

    January 30, 2014 at 7:01 am

    My son turned one on August 19th, and we are still currently in transition over to whole milk. So his sippy’s are appx half soy formula with half Lactaid whole milk.

    My question is, he is kind of a small baby, 19lbs. And I am concerned that he doesn’t eat enough solid foods to make up for the lack of formula (or lack thereof vitamins). I know that the majority of his diet and vitamins/nutrients are suppose to be coming from solid foods now. How do you parents make sure your child gets enough and a good variety of solids? I try to make sure that I have a grain, fruit, veggie, dairy, and meat in every meal, but it gets a little overwhelming trying to put that much food on his highchair!
    EDIT– We do snack quite a bit. At daycare he has breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, then has dinner with me.
    On the weekends I give him two-three daily “snacks” including multigrain cheerios, cut up fruit, steamed veggies, etc.

  27. borabora5524

    January 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    A lot of people have asked this but most of them think masturbating is the same as lust. Ok so you can masturbate without thinking of anyone but it’s not nearly as enjoyable and it is harder to do. The bible says lust is a sin so if you masturbate to porn then you are sining. If you masturbate to nothing it is ok. Masturbating is not a sin but what we think of or watch while we do it is. I don’t masturbate to girls I respect or have close relationships with but I also don’t just think of girl as sex objects. I respect women but while I masturbate I just focus on the obvious parts. Also how many of you believe that the bible doesn’t apply to a lot of things know in the 21st century. Gluttony is a deadly sin because if you were thinking about food you wouldn’t be thinking about Jesus but look at all the varieties now. When we thing oh Mexican of Chinese (food of course) aren’t we performing gluttony. Baby’s Which have the purist souls are sometimes picky eaters does that make them sinners. I could go on but I would like to hear what others think

  28. Vultre9

    February 1, 2014 at 9:08 am

    My son is 24 months. We just went to his Well Child Check and the doctor said he was behind in a few areas and referred us to “Child Find” we are waiting to hear back from them. My husband and I always wondered if he had Austism or not but was told to wait until he gets a little older. He was born 5 weeks premature so its been a struggle since he was born. So some of the things that worry me are his always crying. He cries first thing when he wakes up which last about an hour and cries alot throughout the day. (throwing a fit, screaming, kicking feet, yelling) Always saying the word EAT and No. He repeates the two over and over again if nothing is going on. That is about all he says. HE hates to get mud, food anything wet or sticky on his hands. He will panic if things get on his hands. He body slams the floor and laughs. But he repeats this over and over again if I let him. He is a picky eater. He screams throws fit if he has to share. If I take a bite of his food, sister is playing with one of e hates sharing his food. If his sister takes a pretzel from his plate he panics. Is this normal? My mom says hes just a spoiled mommas boy but I feel like there is something wrong. What are you opinions especially if you have a youngster with autism. Thank you!
    I would like to add that he does just throw a tantrum here and there. He does this about 75% of the day, for an hour at a time. He screams kicks feet, You cant just give him what he wants and he quits, you cant bribe him with candy and he stops. He panics and freaks out! If he drops a crumb from his cookie he panics because he cant pick it up because it is too small. These arent normal fits! I have a 3 year old and I know what normal is.

  29. David

    February 4, 2014 at 12:28 am

    It was a struggle to get our 3 yo son to eat his vegetables. We’re both 21 and married at 19. She is kind of strict with him and very quick to lay out punishments. I’ve always found that talking( and sometimes compromising) gets through to him and if you just talk to him, he’ll do what you ask him to. To his credit, he eats corn, peas, and squash. Tonight she made broccoli as a side dish and promised during lunch to take him out for ice cream after supper. She gave him 5 pieces of broccoli to eat. He had a few tiny bites of one and found it ” yucky” and wanted to go for ice cream. She told him that, because he was served 6 pieces, that he would eat all 6 or no ice cream and that he wasn’t leaving the table until it was all gone.
    She tried being nice with the usual ” eat it, its good for you” talk. I tried a compromise of 2 pieces w/ cheese. She reiterated that he was going to eat all 5 pieces and there would be no cheese. Long story short after 45 min of constantly trying to get away, he ended up being punished w/ an early bed time, a time out, and a spanking( I was against it but not because I’m one of those ” spanking is abuse” parents, I feel it was undeserved) and it was hearing him cry about ” Mommy broke her promise” and how evil she is. I kind of side with him, why not make him a veggie he likes? I noticed that there was no hug or kiss good night, just her watching him tuck himself in and her turning off the light

  30. evil chevy

    February 11, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t want to eat hardly anything. She used to be a good eater when she was 16 months but since then there is hardly anything she will eat. For lunch the only things she will eat are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very very rarely she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating but again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter how long its been since her last meal she will push my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason why I try to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by giving me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and then handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I have to give her a toy to distract her so I can get her to have a bite. I have heard “maybe she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the problem because she has been doing this ever since she first started to eat at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I know she is hungry for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a baby. Now it takes on average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I try to give her 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day.

  31. Derek

    February 11, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    My Puppy, A Cocker Spaniel and a Japanese Spitz mix…maybe needs a partner. She’s a female..obviously because I said “she”… 5 months old….Well, from paw to the tip of her head… she’s 14.5 inches and from the rear to the tip of of her nose, she’s 19 inches. Will she be more compatible with a golden retriever, a pomeranian, a shit-zu, or a yorkshire- terrier. It’s best if you can suggest some more breeds for her. If it helps, she likes playing a lot… a picky eater, friendly to every dog she encounters, barks a lot, knows how to potty outside, likes being groomed, sleeps at night… naps by afternoon, … wild and awake at morning.
    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm188/cattycat421634/Nenesphotoplanet192-1.jpg <<< Here's Twi-Twi

    Another Question which is a bit unrelated to my question: Do we look like nice persons or not? ^_^ hey, it helps in making more friends online especially on friendster.

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm188/cattycat421634/Paramore-Decode–6-2-2-1-3-2-1-1-8.jpg <<< Me, Purplish, or Gizelle

    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm188/cattycat421634/1_156527194l1-1.jpg <<< My Ultimate Bestfriend, Katya.

    Thanks everyone!

  32. Jason

    February 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t want to eat hardly anything. She used to be a good eater when she was 16 months but since then there is hardly anything she will eat. For lunch the only things she will eat are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very very rarely she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating but again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter how long its been since her last meal she will push my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason why I try to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by giving me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and then handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I have to give her a toy to distract her so I can get her to have a bite. I have heard “maybe she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the problem because she has been doing this ever since she first started to eat at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I know she is hungry for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a baby. Now it takes on average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I try to give her 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day.

  33. Derek

    February 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    It was a struggle to get our 3 yo son to eat his vegetables. We’re both 21 and married at 19. She is kind of strict with him and very quick to lay out punishments. I’ve always found that talking( and sometimes compromising) gets through to him and if you just talk to him, he’ll do what you ask him to. To his credit, he eats corn, peas, and squash. Tonight she made broccoli as a side dish and promised during lunch to take him out for ice cream after supper. She gave him 5 pieces of broccoli to eat. He had a few tiny bites of one and found it ” yucky” and wanted to go for ice cream. She told him that, because he was served 6 pieces, that he would eat all 6 or no ice cream and that he wasn’t leaving the table until it was all gone.
    She tried being nice with the usual ” eat it, its good for you” talk. I tried a compromise of 2 pieces w/ cheese. She reiterated that he was going to eat all 5 pieces and there would be no cheese. Long story short after 45 min of constantly trying to get away, he ended up being punished w/ an early bed time, a time out, and a spanking( I was against it but not because I’m one of those ” spanking is abuse” parents, I feel it was undeserved) and it was hearing him cry about ” Mommy broke her promise” and how evil she is. I kind of side with him, why not make him a veggie he likes? I noticed that there was no hug or kiss good night, just her watching him tuck himself in and her turning off the light

  34. evil chevy

    February 23, 2014 at 6:11 am

    she’s gotten into the habit of eating nuts and seeds and milk and cereal. When I offer her dinner such as carrot/chicken ravioli she whine and falls off her chair and refuses to eat.
    She’ll do this all the time even if we don’t give her what she wants. Her meals are healthy, no chips, soda, cookies, candy, fries.
    She use to eat broccoli, cauliflower, chicken, guava.
    Now I cant even get her to eat pizza or macaroni when I test her.
    You want to talk about picky eater, here she is.
    Any solid, detailed, advice???

    BTW, she doesnt get a lot of liquids so its not filling her up.
    I work full-time and she’s with daddy and I know he’s not as strict as I am, even if he was, she will whine herself to sleep.

  35. jdfan

    March 6, 2014 at 11:35 am

    My son turned one on August 19th, and we are still currently in transition over to whole milk. So his sippy’s are appx half soy formula with half Lactaid whole milk.

    My question is, he is kind of a small baby, 19lbs. And I am concerned that he doesn’t eat enough solid foods to make up for the lack of formula (or lack thereof vitamins). I know that the majority of his diet and vitamins/nutrients are suppose to be coming from solid foods now. How do you parents make sure your child gets enough and a good variety of solids? I try to make sure that I have a grain, fruit, veggie, dairy, and meat in every meal, but it gets a little overwhelming trying to put that much food on his highchair!
    EDIT– We do snack quite a bit. At daycare he has breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, then has dinner with me.
    On the weekends I give him two-three daily “snacks” including multigrain cheerios, cut up fruit, steamed veggies, etc.

  36. opurt

    March 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t want to eat hardly anything. She used to be a good eater when she was 16 months but since then there is hardly anything she will eat. For lunch the only things she will eat are hotdogs, gerber pasta pick ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very very rarely she will eat a waffle. For supper I try and feed her whatever we are eating but again its always a struggle. Every meal no matter how long its been since her last meal she will push my hands away when I try to feed her, the only reason why I try to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by giving me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and then handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She also turns her head away a million times, so I have to give her a toy to distract her so I can get her to have a bite. I have heard “maybe she’s not hungry” a million times, and I know that’s not the problem because she has been doing this ever since she first started to eat at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I know she is hungry for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a baby. Now it takes on average half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I try to give her 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day.

  37. Lucas H

    March 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I’m severely anaemic, was diagnosed June 2013, For the past month I can’t eat normal meals, full chocolate bars, I feel sick in the morning and can’t eat until lunch time, I struggle to sleep at night, I’m not usually a picky eater, I used to eat full meals, even when we got a take out id have a big plate full of food but now I can only manage a few chips and two or three bites of pizza, I don’t like the taste of water anymore, I can manage diluted summer fruits so I’m getting some water into my system, my taste has changed, I used to hate broccoli or cheese sauce but now I love broccoli covered in cheese sauce, I used to hate ready salted crisps (plain crisps) but now it’s all I want to eat, I only drink cola or summer fruits everything tastes horrible to me, I’m 19 and I am sexually active but I’m on birth control, do I have an eating disorder or am I pregnant? I’m a week and a half into my pill pack so I don’t see how I’d be pregnant if I take them on time everyday

  38. x_blind_x_gamer_x

    March 12, 2014 at 10:16 am

    It was a struggle to get our 3 yo son to eat his vegetables. We’re both 21 and married at 19. She is kind of strict with him and very quick to lay out punishments. I’ve always found that talking( and sometimes compromising) gets through to him and if you just talk to him, he’ll do what you ask him to. To his credit, he eats corn, peas, and squash. Tonight she made broccoli as a side dish and promised during lunch to take him out for ice cream after supper. She gave him 5 pieces of broccoli to eat. He had a few tiny bites of one and found it ” yucky” and wanted to go for ice cream. She told him that, because he was served 6 pieces, that he would eat all 6 or no ice cream and that he wasn’t leaving the table until it was all gone.
    She tried being nice with the usual ” eat it, its good for you” talk. I tried a compromise of 2 pieces w/ cheese. She reiterated that he was going to eat all 5 pieces and there would be no cheese. Long story short after 45 min of constantly trying to get away, he ended up being punished w/ an early bed time, a time out, and a spanking( I was against it but not because I’m one of those ” spanking is abuse” parents, I feel it was undeserved) and it was hearing him cry about ” Mommy broke her promise” and how evil she is. I kind of side with him, why not make him a veggie he likes? I noticed that there was no hug or kiss good night, just her watching him tuck himself in and her turning off the light

  39. Muzahid

    March 17, 2014 at 5:34 am

    For the past month I can’t eat normal meals, full chocolate bars, I feel sick in the morning and can’t eat until lunch time, I struggle to sleep at night, I’m not usually a picky eater, I used to eat full meals, even when we got a take out id have a big plate full of food but now I can only manage a few chips and two or three bites of pizza, I don’t like the taste of water anymore, I can manage diluted summer fruits so I’m getting some water into my system, my taste has changed, I used to hate broccoli or cheese sauce but now I love broccoli covered in cheese sauce, I used to hate ready salted crisps (plain crisps) but now it’s all I want to eat, I only drink cola or summer fruits everything tastes horrible to me, I’m 19 and I am sexually active but I’m on birth control, do I have an eating disorder or am I pregnant? I’m a week and a half into my pill pack so I don’t see how I’d be pregnant if I take them on time everyday
    I am severely anaemic forgot to add that in

  40. Nick

    March 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    My son is 24 months. We just went to his Well Child Check and the doctor said he was behind in a few areas and referred us to “Child Find” we are waiting to hear back from them. My husband and I always wondered if he had Austism or not but was told to wait until he gets a little older. He was born 5 weeks premature so its been a struggle since he was born. So some of the things that worry me are his always crying. He cries first thing when he wakes up which last about an hour and cries alot throughout the day. (throwing a fit, screaming, kicking feet, yelling) Always saying the word EAT and No. He repeates the two over and over again if nothing is going on. That is about all he says. HE hates to get mud, food anything wet or sticky on his hands. He will panic if things get on his hands. He body slams the floor and laughs. But he repeats this over and over again if I let him. He is a picky eater. He screams throws fit if he has to share. If I take a bite of his food, sister is playing with one of e hates sharing his food. If his sister takes a pretzel from his plate he panics. Is this normal? My mom says hes just a spoiled mommas boy but I feel like there is something wrong. What are you opinions especially if you have a youngster with autism. Thank you!
    I would like to add that he does just throw a tantrum here and there. He does this about 75% of the day, for an hour at a time. He screams kicks feet, You cant just give him what he wants and he quits, you cant bribe him with candy and he stops. He panics and freaks out! If he drops a crumb from his cookie he panics because he cant pick it up because it is too small. These arent normal fits! I have a 3 year old and I know what normal is.

  41. Lachlan

    March 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    A lot of people have asked this but most of them think masturbating is the same as lust. Ok so you can masturbate without thinking of anyone but it’s not nearly as enjoyable and it is harder to do. The bible says lust is a sin so if you masturbate to porn then you are sining. If you masturbate to nothing it is ok. Masturbating is not a sin but what we think of or watch while we do it is. I don’t masturbate to girls I respect or have close relationships with but I also don’t just think of girl as sex objects. I respect women but while I masturbate I just focus on the obvious parts. Also how many of you believe that the bible doesn’t apply to a lot of things know in the 21st century. Gluttony is a deadly sin because if you were thinking about food you wouldn’t be thinking about Jesus but look at all the varieties now. When we thing oh Mexican of Chinese (food of course) aren’t we performing gluttony. Baby’s Which have the purist souls are sometimes picky eaters does that make them sinners. I could go on but I would like to hear what others think

  42. Gamer959

    March 24, 2014 at 3:07 am

    My 19 month old daughter doesn’t desire to consume barely anything. She made use of to be a great eater when she was 16 months however ever since there is barely anything she will consume. For lunch the only things she will consume are hotdogs, gerber pasta choice ups, chicken fingers, and ravioli. For breakfest she is down to eating only applesuce, yogurt, blueberries, grapes, scrambled eggs and very really seldom she will eat a waffle. For dinner I try and feed her whatever we are eating however again its always a struggle. Every dish no matter how long its been considering that her last dish she will press my hands away when I attempt to feed her, the only reason I attempt to feed her is because she refuses to feed herself, by providing me the fork or putting the fork down on the table and afterwards handing it to me. She knows how cause she did it for months. She likewise turns her head away a million times, so I need to provide her a toy to distract her so I can get her to eat. I have heard “perhaps she’s not hungry” a million times, and I understand that’s not the trouble because she has been doing this since she initially began to consume at 6 months old. EVERY meal. Even for her breakfest which I understand she is starving for. It used to take me 45 mins to an hour to feed her baby food when she was a child. Now it handles ordinary half an hour for her to eat. What should I do? I am at wits end. P.s I attempt to give her 3 dishes and 2 little treats a day.

  43. mmminja

    March 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

    A lot of people have asked this but most of them think masturbating is the same as lust. Ok so you can masturbate without thinking of anyone but it’s not nearly as enjoyable and it is harder to do. The bible says lust is a sin so if you masturbate to porn then you are sining. If you masturbate to nothing it is ok. Masturbating is not a sin but what we think of or watch while we do it is. I don’t masturbate to girls I respect or have close relationships with but I also don’t just think of girl as sex objects. I respect women but while I masturbate I just focus on the obvious parts. Also how many of you believe that the bible doesn’t apply to a lot of things know in the 21st century. Gluttony is a deadly sin because if you were thinking about food you wouldn’t be thinking about Jesus but look at all the varieties now. When we thing oh Mexican of Chinese (food of course) aren’t we performing gluttony. Baby’s Which have the purist souls are sometimes picky eaters does that make them sinners. I could go on but I would like to hear what others think

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