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Old 09-03-2019, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Apparently this teen had trouble with food textures, and he only ate french fries, white bread, and some processed meat. He was not fat. He complained of fatigue at some point, and was given shots of vitamins. He began to have vision and hearing problems. These problems are thought to be caused by a very poor diet.

I have heard of some children who are highly averse to eating foods with textures that bother them. I suppose in this country with many choices, kids have the luxury of hating some group of foods or other. I remember being put off by canned pineapple!

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Old 09-03-2019, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I suspect the subject of this story had something else medically going-on, above and beyond a junky diet, that somehow made his bad diet disastrous.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Sounds like malnutrition, at least. Diabetes can cause blindness. You don't have to be overweight to get diabetes, either. IDK about the hearing problems, though. I wonder why parents would allow that. His food actually did have a variety of textures; he'd simply become addicted to those textures and flavors: salt and other chemical additives, etc.
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Sounds like malnutrition, at least. Diabetes can cause blindness. You don't have to be overweight to get diabetes, either. IDK about the hearing problems, though. I wonder why parents would allow that. His food actually did have a variety of textures; he'd simply become addicted to those textures and flavors: salt and other chemical additives, etc.
It's more than that. He sounds as though he's had a head injury. I've known a few who developed a problem with their sense of smell, lost that, and/or had problems with texture.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:00 AM
 
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It's more than that. He sounds as though he's had a head injury. I've known a few who developed a problem with their sense of smell, lost that, and/or had problems with texture.
worked with a guy...with a head injury had no sense of smell.....couldn't taste anything..
and he had to watch certain things he ate....particularly starches and sugars...

he was much older tho..


texture eaters ...ran into one years ago .ate like a cat ..foods couldn't be mixed together....and she ate very slow... just the look of certain foods made her sick.... she couldn't look at a clam
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I know of a child with food texture issues. It happens.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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Default Did you ever go without vegetables for long periods?

I can remember during some teen years where it SEEMED like I may have gone for days at a time without eating a single green vegetable, or anything resembling a salad item. I never got weak or ill though.

I wouldn't dream of doing this today.

Is this possible? Does anyone else remember ever doing this?
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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In college, decades ago.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Sometimes I don't eat veggies in the winter when nothing's appetizing.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Not intentionally lol.
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