BEING A FUSSY EATER: THE LOW DOWN

Saturday

A while ago I started a series called, The Low Down, where I will just talk about certain topics, giving you 'The Low Down'.


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Since I can remember, I have always been a really fussy eater. Quite a lot of kids can be but I never seemed to grow out of it. It would probably be easier to tell you the foods I do like than listing the ones I don't. I basically don't like ANYTHING spicy, I also don't like tea or coffee (big shock alert).

People regularly laugh at my 'boring' taste in food, and I do too, but it is the bane of my life. Something that stands out to me is that I used to avoid going to Nando's because I got plain when everyone else got medium and someone always had something to say about it. "Sorry guys, I can't come tonight, um, I need to wash my hair." I don't really care about things like that anymore it just seems bizarre to me that people have such opinions on food tastes. Incidentally, I have recently graduated to lemon and herb!

I really wish I liked a lot more foods than I do because then I wouldn't have to worry about what we're having for dinner if I go to someone's house, or worry that I'm being really annoying if I say I don't like something. Luckily now, everyone I know knows that I'm a fussy eater so if I go to theirs for dinner, they will make sure it's something I like (love those kinds of people). 

It wasn't always that easy when I was growing up though. It was the absolute WORST when I would go to friends houses for dinner and their mum had made something I didn't like. Because I felt so bad, I would try my hardest to eat it even if I didn't like it. But when it's spicy food, I literally can't even force myself to eat it! Once I remember going to someone's and their parents had made a chilli con carne (one of my top WORST dishes) and I did try to eat it. In the end, I just had to say I'm so sorry, this is too spicy for me. Then, I remember the parents kind of getting slightly annoyed even though they tried not to show it.

I still love food though. Even though I'm quite fussy, I do love the foods that I will eat and I do try new foods to see if I'll like them. What kind of eater are you? Are you fussy or will you eat most things? Everyone has their own preferences, I just wish I liked more things but it's probably good that I don't because I love food too much now anyway.

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36 comments

  1. This is so relatable. I'm a fussy eater too and people get so annoyed. They way I see it is I know what I like and I would rather enjoy a meal than be disappointed.

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    1. Yeah exactly! I always get so worried before going to someones house for food. Now I have the confidence to say I’m really fussy beforehand haha

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  2. I'm a fussy eater too! When I don't want to eat a certain dish or I'm simply not in the mood to eat it, I get irritated very easily. Then I would simply eat some readymade instant noodles or ramen lol!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, there are some food I have got more fussy about, as my health has changed, but I do like to try new foods from different cultures and places

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  4. I am a bit of a fussy eater, too, as it is difficult for me to try new foods if it doesn't look "right". So I would go back to my, always reliable, pasta with parmesean cheese!

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  5. I was really fussy when I was younger, but middle-age and having kids of my own has made me just eat whatever is put in front of me. I'm far more willing to try stuff now.

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  6. I will generally have a got at most food, but there are some things that I am not a huge fan of. I think as you get older as well your tastes change, so there are definitely foods that I would eat now that I didn't before and vice versa.
    I don't know why people feel the need to judge other's food habits and preference. Just let everyone enjoy what they enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo
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    1. Agreed! I am a lot less fussy now but still can’t deal with spice or anything and am forever being made fun of for that, it’s so weird people will find anything won’t they.

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  7. I used to be so fussy back when I ate everything, I hated all seafood, most meat, a lot of heavy creamy products- the list goes on. But since turning vegan, I'm not really fussy now. I know that it's heavily restricted to begin with, but if there's a vegan option available there's a good chance I'll like it x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I always try to eat less meat etc but I feel like I am too fussy to be vegan, I would probably just eat chips all the time. Wish I was less fussy so I could try it though :) x

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  8. I'm fussy when it comes to food quality but I'm not fussy in the sense that I'll try and probably like most things. Maybe I'm just a bit of a food snob haha! It was really interesting to read about your experience as a fussy eater x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. Yeah I can be like that too haha but there’s nothing wrong with that! Thank you :) x

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  9. I do eat most things but people still call me fussy! I like mildly spicy food, but I opt for the mildest sauces at Nando's too!

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    1. Yeah I suppose there is a lot I will eat but also a lot I won’t eat too and what I won’t eat seems to be more noticeable to people

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  10. It doesn't matter being a fussy eater as long as you enjoy the food you like.

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  11. I used to be SUCH a picky eater and didn't any vegetables. At all. But thanks to yummy recipes and encouragement from my boyfriend, I slowly began trying new things and finding out that I actually like most foods if they are cooked the right way! One of the goals of my blog is to encourage picky eaters to branch out :) 2 years ago I literally ate chicken and pasta all the time but now veggies are some of my favorites! It's crazy how our palates can change over time

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    1. Yeah that’s good! Sometimes I try things again just to check I still don’t like them because there are a lot of things I like now that didn’t like before, one of them being wine haha!

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  12. I had the same journey as you with Nando's 😂 I used to be so much worse with food than I am now... but I still have my staples. I don't see a problem with it - we like what we like!

    MB | http://www.megbeth.travel.blog

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    1. That’s the same as me haha! I couldn’t agree more!

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  13. I'm literally such a picky eater that I can fully understand the pain of eating at someone elses house or visiting a boyfriends house. I literally can't stand the food at nandos haha x

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    1. It is the bain of my life😂 forever making excuses if someone onvites me round for food and I don’t like what they’re having x

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  14. I have some issues around certain foods after a holiday where some cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussel sprouts had been overcooked and placed next to me at a table, the smell was almost a rotting one and it made me sick. I can not get over that and people think it’s really weird!

    I can never understand why people think others food choices are open for debate, as you say, we like what we like.

    Great post x

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    1. Thank you! I always find that people judge you for what you don’t eat rather than what you do eat. In my experience anyway x

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  15. Great post! I would say that I am a fussy eater as there are quite a lot of foods I dislike.

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  16. I've always been referred to as a fussy eater so I know where you're coming from. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but when I was younger I was so difficult to please with food. There's so many people that are the same. It doesn't matter what other's think though - as long as you like what you eat then that's the main thing :)

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    1. Definitely starting to realise that it’s not just me! I agree :)

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  17. I definitely wouldn't describe myself as a fussy eater, however, my body is a little fussy on some things. For example, I developed a meat intolerance, so I can't eat any meats except seafood without getting horribly sick. That being said, I have discovered the incredible world of vegetarian eating and there are SOOO many options out there that I CAN enjoy!

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  18. I'm a vegetarian and although I'm not a fussy eater sometimes it feels like it when there aren't many options for me to choose from! Great post! x

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    1. Whenever I go out for food the vegetarian options always seem to be spicy or hve lots of mushrooms in sadly. Or it will just be a margharita pizza or something so it must be frustrating to find things that you really enjoy x

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