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Old 12-22-2018, 04:10 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?

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Old 12-22-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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No, not at all.

But, from a medical/dental point of view, some seniors may have chewing or swallowing issues which can affect their food choices and preferences, as well as interfere with eating certain foods entirely, so keep that in mind.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:42 PM
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I was raised in a household with a sister that was very picky, so until my adult years I didn't eat many foods, seafood being a major group (except tuna fish sandwiches). I added things to my list over time, and as I got older I learned about additives, fake foods, and the dangers of certain ingredients. So I learned to read package descriptions, and menu descriptions. Now, I only want REAL edible things, not man-made, such as: real whipped cream, not whipped topping, real butter, not butter spread, real fruit jam, not fruit spread, real ice cream, not soft serve, real chocolate, not chocolate flavored, real half-and-half, not non-dairy creamer. I actually will ask an establishment if they use real X, not spread, non-dairy, etc. Most of the time the staff has to go check it out for me.

My son-in-law is pickier than me. He has a problem with "texture". He eats less items than I do, and forget about trying something new.
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I discovered I can not eat peanut butter anymore. Love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but they upset the tummy.

Better to have a "large" lunch and small snack for supper.
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Not finicky, but just smaller portions. We went to a sushi place for lunch today. Eight pieces, I could eat six. At a Mexican I used to order a two enchilada combo. Now it’s a one enchilada combo.
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Old 12-22-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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No. I do however eat smaller portions nowadays.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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No.
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Old 12-23-2018, 12:23 AM
 
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I'm exploring more foods as i get older.
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:28 AM
 
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No, I just know what I like and don't like a lot better than those ignorant young whipper snappers do.

Seriously though, I've never been picky or overly flamboyant about food and that hasn't changed. Also lucky to not have any gastronomical bad ideas to worry about, at least not yet.

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Old 12-23-2018, 03:11 AM
 
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I'm exploring more foods as i get older.
OP here, thats me.

Im willing to try more.

I DO refuse to eat canned peas and Lima beans as they make me vomit, Brussels sprouts and shellfish (allergic).

As long as its not one of those, im willing to try stuff i havent.

My OH is so predictable...like Chinese...my OH will only eat beef and broccoli...ill try different one s as long as none of the above are in it.

Are you more willing to try something new?

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