Inability to eat certain foods based on texture or aroma. "Safe" foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted individuals will exclude whole food groups, such as fruits or vegetables. Sometimes excluded foods can be refused based on color. Some may only like very hot or very cold foods, very crunchy or hard-to-chew foods, or very soft foods, or avoid sauces.
I suffer from this since I was a little kid, I can't eat meat (cow, pork), a lot of vegetables are a no-no for me. Going to restaurants is very difficult because I usually have my safe ones but when someone else picks for example an Italian food rest. I feel so anxious...because I dislike pizza, cheese, lasagna and that kind of food. It has affected my social and love life because I can't share food, people become suspicious about me declining their offers of food.
I refuse food in order of smell and texture. I can tell if my mom for example bought a rice made by someone else because of the taste and smell and I get very angry about it because its not the same.
I'm trying to be open minded but its very difficult, still a day I dislike a large variety of food groups. And the difference between being spoiled and not wanting something is that even if I am very VERY hungy and there is nothing else to eat...still I won't eat it. Once I ate paper instead of meat.
Anyone with the same issue? :/