As an adult, I've forced myself to get used to eating foods like scrambled eggs cooked in a pan (I used to eat them microwaved and as dry as possible), yogurt and avocado. For example, I hated deli meat but I found that I could eat it if we fried it in a skillet for a few minutes. I basically focused on getting as many fruits, vegetables and fats (smoothies are great for this.

But it might become a battle, so tread cautiously. If your child has been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, work with her therapists on gradually expanding her diet. Contrary to popular belief kids need a little extra salt because they are always running around and sweating it out (provided they are not eating junk food) Finally how you present the food, from the plate you use to how it looks is very important for children. Edit: Also, the sounds of people eating makes me rage so hard. If you make small changes continually, you may be able to broaden the universe of foods your child will eat.

They love the excitement of picking. Maybe make cookies (meringue – no gluten, but definitely sugar), or putting raw veggies on a plate… something to get him to participate so he doesn't feel subjected to which might cause him to fight more. Being diced pretty small and cooked into things completely changes them for me though, so that's an idea if you are looking to eat more fruits and veggies! My friends play a game they call "will TCBinaflash eat it?" Maybe if you get his food repertoire broadened, at some point you can start blending the PB with almond butter and slowly alter the proportions until he's willing to eat pure almond butter? Cream of wheat - never, not even now. My friends gave me the nick name glob or globby cuz im always drinking them, i prefer the texture. Why do certain food textures make me gag?

Usually when they become more comfortable with the food (usually after several exposures over a few weeks) and the experience hasn't been negative in any way (i.e. Often exploring the individual's past reveals that they either had a negative incident with food in their childhood e.g. An individual coping with ARFID will often reject foods based on their texture, taste, appearance, smell or temperature.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. Pan sautéing can often make eggplant oily and slimy, but roasting gives it a more chewy texture.

Foods I love like eggs and sausage.

Thanks! 5 Shares. The texture that triggers this aversion could be crunchy, slimy, near-liquid, or something else. Sensory processing disorder can cause a variety of other symptoms. Can anyone tell me what no fruits and vegetables can do? She is an assistant professor and attending physician at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY.

Are your kids picky eaters or could they have a hidden medical problem? Veggies have very different textures dependent on the cooking time and method.

The rest revolt me. Most fruits and vegetables cause me to gag and sometimes vomit.

It gives me the same painful feeling as carpet. As much as I completely adore woolen clothing, I have to be pretty selective about what sort of wool I buy so I tend to stick to SmartWool and other really soft brands. Everyone needs to know how to cook and it would be nice if he too got to engage in the process.

You are definitely not alone in that. When you are figuring out what he likes ask him what about X does he like - is it the saltiness, the sour, sweet, the way it feels in his mouth, the taste. My family own 6 preschools so we learnt from this experience. {"items":["5fa94cb40450670017dd87e0","5f9d4d9da9b3100017760599","5f958e859c8b140017f956d1","5f895b85af985e00179fd40e","5f80169ff5c6bc00175ed4ec"],"styles":{"galleryType":"Columns","groupSize":1,"showArrows":true,"cubeImages":true,"cubeType":"max","cubeRatio":1.7777777777777777,"isVertical":true,"gallerySize":30,"collageAmount":0,"collageDensity":0,"groupTypes":"1","oneRow":false,"imageMargin":0,"galleryMargin":0,"scatter":0,"chooseBestGroup":true,"smartCrop":false,"hasThumbnails":false,"enableScroll":true,"isGrid":true,"isSlider":false,"isColumns":false,"isSlideshow":false,"cropOnlyFill":false,"fixedColumns":0,"enableInfiniteScroll":true,"isRTL":false,"minItemSize":50,"rotatingGroupTypes":"","rotatingCubeRatio":"","gallerySliderImageRatio":1.7777777777777777,"numberOfImagesPerRow":3,"numberOfImagesPerCol":1,"groupsPerStrip":0,"borderRadius":0,"boxShadow":0,"gridStyle":0,"mobilePanorama":false,"placeGroupsLtr":false,"viewMode":"preview","thumbnailSpacings":4,"galleryThumbnailsAlignment":"bottom","isMasonry":false,"isAutoSlideshow":false,"slideshowLoop":false,"autoSlideshowInterval":4,"bottomInfoHeight":0,"titlePlacement":["SHOW_ON_THE_RIGHT","SHOW_BELOW"],"galleryTextAlign":"center","scrollSnap":false,"itemClick":"expand","fullscreen":true,"videoPlay":"hover","scrollAnimation":"NO_EFFECT","slideAnimation":"SCROLL","scrollDirection":0,"overlayAnimation":"FADE_IN","arrowsPosition":0,"arrowsSize":23,"watermarkOpacity":40,"watermarkSize":40,"useWatermark":true,"watermarkDock":{"top":"auto","left":"auto","right":0,"bottom":0,"transform":"translate3d(0,0,0)"},"loadMoreAmount":"all","defaultShowInfoExpand":1,"allowLinkExpand":true,"expandInfoPosition":0,"allowFullscreenExpand":true,"fullscreenLoop":false,"galleryAlignExpand":"left","addToCartBorderWidth":1,"addToCartButtonText":"","slideshowInfoSize":200,"playButtonForAutoSlideShow":false,"allowSlideshowCounter":false,"hoveringBehaviour":"NEVER_SHOW","thumbnailSize":120,"magicLayoutSeed":1,"imageHoverAnimation":"NO_EFFECT","imagePlacementAnimation":"NO_EFFECT","calculateTextBoxWidthMode":"PERCENT","textBoxHeight":60,"textBoxWidth":200,"textBoxWidthPercent":75,"textImageSpace":10,"textBoxBorderRadius":0,"textBoxBorderWidth":0,"loadMoreButtonText":"","loadMoreButtonBorderWidth":1,"loadMoreButtonBorderRadius":0,"imageInfoType":"ATTACHED_BACKGROUND","itemBorderWidth":0,"itemBorderRadius":0,"itemEnableShadow":false,"itemShadowBlur":20,"itemShadowDirection":135,"itemShadowSize":10,"imageLoadingMode":"BLUR","expandAnimation":"NO_EFFECT","imageQuality":90,"usmToggle":false,"usm_a":0,"usm_r":0,"usm_t":0,"videoSound":false,"videoSpeed":"1","videoLoop":true,"gallerySizeType":"px","gallerySizePx":1000,"allowTitle":true,"allowContextMenu":true,"textsHorizontalPadding":-30,"itemBorderColor":{"themeName":"color_12","value":"rgba(216,216,216,0)"},"galleryLayout":2,"calculateTextBoxHeightMode":"MANUAL","targetItemSize":1000,"selectedLayout":"2|bottom|1|max|true|0|true","layoutsVersion":2,"selectedLayoutV2":2,"isSlideshowFont":true,"externalInfoHeight":60,"externalInfoWidth":0.75},"container":{"width":300,"galleryWidth":300,"galleryHeight":0,"scrollBase":0,"height":null}}, The good news in all of this is that ARFID can be successfully treated and someone with ARFID can get to a place where they introduce a broad range of foods into their diet. Sorry for the repeat, moderators feel free to remove the other post. While real, clinical food aversions do exist that can cause people and even babies to gag and vomit in response to certain food textures, most of us can get over texture issues if we want. There is however stated to be no single cause of the condition and usually a range of factors are at play in the development of the condition. More often, children and adults with a "hypersensitive gag reflex" react to the texture of thick and sticky foods such as bananas and mashed potatoes. He even went around the table and ground pepper for those at dinner. Trying could be as little as licking a piece, but hopefully will progress to bigger tastes and a willingness to eat it over time. When a child (or an adult) has sensory processing disorder, they may seem to have out-sized reactions to what you'd consider "normal" inputs to your five senses.

I am diagnosed with adhd but I can say for certain I have never had sensory issues with food or sensitivity to the textures of certain food. His doctor says they have found this texture problem is Sensory Processing Disorder and you need to work around it but in a paleo diet there are far fewer options.

I know that during my PMS week certain foods literally make me gag. Persistence, an adventurous spirit and a few psychological tricks can go a long way. If your brain can only come up with gross things, try asking a friend for help. In short, softer is ALWAYS better.

Have you ever heard of ARFID? A mouth full … The good news in all of this is that ARFID can be successfully treated and someone with ARFID can get to a place where they introduce a broad range of foods into their diet.

They get in my mouth and the textures are all messed up and theyre tart and sour and gross and good God never let me eat that again.

I had a son who was really picky, but we found a Montessori catalog online that had all sorts of kid-sized/safe cooking implements. Want a picture next to your comment? We got him an apron, a chefs hat and a stool to stand on. By Maybe exposing yourself to new foods without eating them? A gag reflex is a normal function of the body. Also does anyone have any suggestions on how to introduce new foods?

I guess what I'm trying to say is give him what he likes, but just make sure he's getting the other important stuff too!