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10 Things That Are So True If You’re A Picky Eater

10 Things That Are So True If You’re A Picky Eater

Are you a picky eater? Picky eaters have it hard; people are always trying to force them to eat food they don’t like, and eating out a restaurant can be the most stressful part of their day.

Check out 10 things you will be able to relate to if you are a picky eater.

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1. You were told as a child that certain foods would give you superpowers

Now you know that carrots won’t help you to see in the dark, but your parents were willing to do anything to get you to eat your dinner as a child. You’re still slightly annoyed that you ate something you didn’t like for super powers that never materialized.

2. You are used to being judged for your eating habits

There’s only one thing you have more than mushrooms; people judging you for disliking them. People just seem to struggle to understand that you don’t like the exact same food as them – and you struggle to understand why they would like mushrooms.

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3. People regularly try to force you to eat foods you don’t like

This is particularly annoying because you’ve already tried the food multiple times – that’s how you reached the conclusion that you don’t like eating it. It makes you feel quite bad because they really want you to like it, but you just can’t help being a picky eater.

4. Your parents told you you would stop being a picky eater when you became an adult

Throughout your childhood, your parents, grandparents and teachers told you that when you grew up you would like most foods. This may have actually been the first lie you were ever told, because you still hate gherkins to this day.

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5. You regularly mistrust food

As a child, your parents tried anything they possibly could to get you to eat the foods you hated. Their main tactic was hiding the food in sauces or stews, and now you mistrust anything soupy, and you always read the ingredients before you mistakenly ingest some broccoli.

6. Going out for meals is a real struggle

It’s your best friend’s birthday, and she can’t wait to go out for a meal at the new Greek restaurant you two heard about. Once you arrive, you realize you don’t like any of the food on the menu. So you have to requested a personalized meal, and you swear you can hear the cooks in the kitchen talking about how annoying it is to serve a picky eater.

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7. Sometimes you eat meals you hate

You asked for no mayo on your sandwich, but there it is. If you feel confident enough you will send the food back, but most of the time you just try to deal with and eat around the mayo – or wipe it out of your sandwich with a napkin.

8. People are weirdly proud when they get you to eat something without realizing

You don’t always trust your friend’s cooking, as they are always trying to sneak in things you don’t like. If they succeed and you don’t realize, they are always super smug about it. They talk about how you must like it while you run to the bathroom to brush your teeth.

9. You have faked an allergy before

If you tell someone you don’t like something, they might try to get you to eat it or judge you for your eating habits. So – just once or twice – you have told someone you have an allergy to something you don’t like to avoid the questioning.

10. You used to fear eating dinner at your friend’s house as a child

You never knew what their parents would cook for you, but you knew they would be mad if you didn’t eat it. You always tried to eat whatever they cooked, and you felt awful whenever you just couldn’t. Most of the time you would just invite your friend to your house instead, so you could make sure you were eating something you liked.

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Last Updated on July 15, 2019

41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

41 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.

Love is one of those things.

True love comes in many different forms, but here are some that many of us know well.

True love means supporting those who can’t support themselves

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    A young man comforts his date in Times Square, New York City. Image by mbtrama

    strong hug

      A young man holds his significant other close to him. Image by Brad Fults

      running help

        A young track competitor helps one of her injured opponents over the finish line. Image from ViralNova.com

        feeding kitten

          A soldier in the Korean War takes time to feed a baby kitten. Image from US Naval Insititute

          It’s having the perfect selfie partner

          mom and daughter selfie

            A mother and her daughter take a selfie together. Image by Andrew Fysh

            girlfriends

              Two young girls pose for the camera. Image by Rolands Lakis

              selfies

                A happy couple takes a picture together. Image by Kayla Heineman

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                selfie

                  Two best friends take a selfie together. Image by Jason Wahido

                  dude selfie

                    Friends take a selfie together. Image by Glenn Scofield Williams

                    It’s all the warm fuzzies

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                      A young man spends time with his dog on a beach. Image by Magdalena Roeseler

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                        A pet owner hugs his dog while on a day trip in San Francisco. Image by Taro the Shiba Inu

                        It means having a friend to photobomb you

                        photobomb

                          A boy makes a funny face as he poses for a picture with his brother. Image by Michael Bentley

                          old man photobomb

                            A man photobombs his wife while their grandson snaps a picture. Image by Frank

                            family photobomb

                              Family members photobomb their relatives’ Thanksgiving day family photo. Image by Beth Scupham

                              boyfriend photobomb

                                A friend photobombs the photographer and their friend, the woman in the foreground of this photo. Image by Lachlan Hardy

                                True love means being there even when life gets unbearably hard

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                                shoulder to cry on

                                  A family watches the Vermont National Guard depart for Afghanistan. Image by The U.S. Army

                                  flood dog

                                    During a monsoon in the Philippines, a boy carries his dog to safety. Image by Romeo Ranoco

                                    A woman is rescued from flood waters by a resident standing on top of her car during heavy rain in Chalandri suburb north of Athens

                                      A man helps a woman out of her vehicle during a flood in Chalandri, Greece. Image by John Kolesidis

                                      lunch

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                                        hug

                                          A woman hugs the mother of 6-year-old Noah Ponzer, who was one of the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Image by Spencer Platt

                                          rubble

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                                              A girl puts her arm around her little brother as they wait outside of Sandy Hook Elementary after gunshots are fired. Image by Reuters.

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                                                A woman sits at her husband’s grave the day before their wedding anniversary. Image from NBC news

                                                It means taking the time for long goodbyes

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                                                  A man says goodbye to his son before deploying. Image by Official U.S. Navy Page

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                                                  national guard goodbye

                                                    A South Carolina man says goodbye to his son before deploying for Afghanistan. Image by The National Guard

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                                                      And cherishing reunions

                                                      husband home

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                                                        boyfriend home

                                                          A young  woman hugs her significant other as he returns home for Kuwait. Image by The National Guard

                                                          mother hug

                                                            A mother drops to her knees as she hugs her son on her return home from the Persian Gulf. Image by The National Guard

                                                            True love is letting yourself feel young when they’re around

                                                            elderly women

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                                                              feeling young

                                                                A young couple getting their picture taken. Image by db Photograph

                                                                sprinkler dad

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                                                                  subway couple

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                                                                    wheelchairs

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                                                                      It’s letting yourself be silly… just because they’ll enjoy it

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                                                                        A grandfather makes faces at the camera with his granddaughters. Image by Tim Pierce

                                                                        vote for pedro

                                                                          A woman’s father wears a Napoleon Dynamite t-shirt to make his daughter laugh. Image by emdot

                                                                          True love is allowing yourself to show how you really feel

                                                                          date night

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                                                                            playing violin

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                                                                              True love is timeless

                                                                              old friends

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                                                                                sitting around a fire

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                                                                                  elderly couple

                                                                                    An elderly couple walks down a street together. Image by Matteo Paciotti

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