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Old 12-23-2018, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Tijuana Exurbs
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I DO refuse to eat canned peas and Lima beans as they make me vomit, Brussels sprouts and shellfish (allergic).
Canned peas are truly vile which probably explains why frozen peas were probably one of the most successful of the frozen foods.

Lima beans have an awful texture.

With both of these even if they are in a soup or stew, there's no hiding from their baleful influence.

I haven't become a picky adult eater, yet. Perhaps, I'm not old enough; I'm not retirement age.
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I will try anything once! And I am not picky at all. I will pretty much eat anything I can stab with a fork.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:12 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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Hi

My FIL says he "only eats when really really hungry ", which is probably why he only weighs about 125 pounds.

My father has said he wont eat but 2 times a day.

My OH doesnt like "bird", but will on ocassion eat tge chicken or turkey, only usually if i force the issue ( chix and roasted turkey are my favorites), and has gotten more adamant as my OH has gotten older.

Maybe you are one whose "food cannot touch each other"?

Thats what started this thread- i had a meatloaf, mashed tater and gravy, and corn for lunch/dinner- and i mixed the corn with the mashed potatoes and ate tyem together ( its all going to be mixed together at its destination after all)

So have you gotten more picky about eating as you aged?

I'm 65 and NO! If anything, more open and adventurous I am also snobbier about food. I grew up in a working class family, we ate pretty well, considering. We were never "short of food". My father was born in Sweden and at Christmas we used a lot of Swedish foods. My mom was born in the UK and we ate thse fods too Deserts were especially good.

On Christmas eve, we had many Scandinavian delights. Christmas day, more Scotch Irish and English.

My mother's sister married an Italian from Italy, so I grew up with good Italian food.

As I have aged, I am not at all finicky. I never was. But, now, I actively, explore and look for new and unusual foods.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I’m not picky, I’ll eat just about anything. As far as number of meals/day, I’d actually prefer 2, a small breakfast and a larger meal about the 2:30 -3:30 time frame. My wife prefers the standard 3 meals/day so we have that about half the time. We’re both retired.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Default Seniors: have you gotten to be a "finicky" eater as you aged???

No, not generally.

That said, now (at age 70) I have begun turning down BBQ. I finally realized this year that really I just don't like it, never have and never will. I was just eating it without complaining because I thought I ought to like it (but I don't). You can't say I didn't give it a chance.

But overall, I eat the same foods I always did, just in smaller amounts.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I was a much pickier eater when I was young. What I'm waiting for now as I get older, is to only take a couple of bites before feeling full. But somehow (given all the crap I ate yesterday), I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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I'm not finicky, but my stomach sure is! I used to be able to eat anything/everything, but now find my digestive system is getting more and more sensitive....but also confusing. Some nights I can have pizza, no problem, other times it's like an inferno in my stomach! Things like cereal and fruit used to be no problem...now, well, we won't go into that! And again, some times no issue at all! Just another fun part of getting older, I guess!
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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As kids, my brothers and I were made to eat whatever Mom cooked; whatever we got on our plates. There were many, many evenings when I, or a brother, would be required to sit at the table, with his plated meal, until we’d eaten enough of it to satisfy Mom’s or Dad’s judgment.
Truthfully, they were both raised in semi-poverty, during the Great Depression, and learned the value of having something to eat, at all. They instilled that “value” in all 4 of their sons.
To this day, I’m happy to eat small portions of ugly leftovers that no one else wants (from the ‘fridge), providing they’re still edible. And, having spent time in the military, I became used to my peas touching my salad, touching my corn, and the meat & gravy running over onto other parts of the meal, too.
Now, these days, my meals are fairly light, with the main meal being Lunch. DW still likes to have her 3 meals, but eats less since she retired.

But, no, I wouldn’t classify myself as a ‘finicky’ eater ...
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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Hi

My FIL says he "only eats when really really hungry ", which is probably why he only weighs about 125 pounds.

My father has said he wont eat but 2 times a day.

My OH doesnt like "bird", but will on ocassion eat tge chicken or turkey, only usually if i force the issue ( chix and roasted turkey are my favorites), and has gotten more adamant as my OH has gotten older.

Maybe you are one whose "food cannot touch each other"?

Thats what started this thread- i had a meatloaf, mashed tater and gravy, and corn for lunch/dinner- and i mixed the corn with the mashed potatoes and ate tyem together ( its all going to be mixed together at its destination after all)

So have you gotten more picky about eating as you aged?

I have always been finicky. I am adventurous about trying new things, but I have standards about texture. I probably have 2047 food rules. Number 19 is the corn cannot be mixed in with the potatoes!

Certain things are allowed to touch. Turkey can touch both potatoes and gravy. Bread cannot touch gravy or potatoes. Stuffing is damp bread and not allowed on my plate. Wild rice stuffing is great, but must not touch gravy. Pizza cannot be eaten except when it's still hot from the oven. Once the cheese starts to lose it's ooze I won't touch it. Reheated it's disgusting.

Hot foods must be eaten hot. That is how I decide what to eat first on my plate. Sandwiches must be eaten at the time of assembly, not later in the day. I don't eat as much as I used to. I think restaurants should serve smaller portions.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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No, just can't eat hot food like Mexican ...jalapenos. But that was cuz I ruined my insides living
in TX in the '70s and ate those little red pepinos?
-Shouldn't drink alcohol in the evening cuz it changes my sleeping cycle.

Otherwise I'm basically still a camper...give me coffee, cold next day with dirt in it...fine with me.
WhatdoIcare.

I do eat organically big time...I don't need hormones, antibiotics or
GMOs with pesticides in my liver...I mean come on.

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