Around 80 per cent of the families I see in my clinic, are struggling to increase variety in their children’s diets. Invariably at least one of these children’s parents has an issue with food, and more often than not, they can’t see it for themselves.
I work closely with these families to identify the underlying causes behind their fussy eating, but if children aren’t given strategies to deal with physiological or psychological issues early on, negative food associations can start to build up and actually get worse with age.
This can be genuinely debilitating for adults as it not only affects the sufferer’s health and wellbeing, but it also takes a toll emotionally by making it harder to socialise and placing strain on their relationships. Here are five ways to identify if you are an adult fussy eater and how it can affect your health.