Sumary of What is ‘picky eating’? Dietician explains signs and causes:
- “Picky eating may leave out important nutrients needed for child’s growth and in adults, it may lead to deficiencies or serious eating disorders,” said Lakshita Jain, certified clinical dietician, and founder of NUTR.
- Adults One big reason for picky eating is diet trends which require you to remove certain foods or even a whole food group.
- Picky eating on milk and wheat have become common and in the long-term, may lead to deficiencies, diet guilt and in some food disorders, she said.
- Four signs to look for *Avoiding entire food groups*Impacted growth and weight gain*Exhibiting anxiety, worry or obsessive-compulsive disorder tendencies*Lack of hunger Children It is normal for your ‘perfect’ eater to become more ‘picky’ around 15-18 months.
- Most children really don’t need very much food, since their growth slows at this stage, said Jain.
- (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) Food disorders Picky eating doesn’t lead to food disorders, but eliminating a certain food to look good and lose weight can, noted Jain.
- Three most common food disorders: Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia is a common eating disorder especially in young women to avoid weight gain.
- Anorexia Nervosa It is a “life-threatening eating disorder” where the person has distorted body image and unwarranted fear of being overweight.