Fussy foodie: Woman with ‘extreme food phobia’ eats only carbs & cheese
If you’ve ever had to deal with a fussy eater child, you’ll know the frustration of having to prepare separate meals – and the hopes that they will “grow out” of their food aversions…
But for one British woman, she never has, and continues to shun new foods due to her “extreme food phobia” that controls her life.
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‘DIFFERENT MEALS STRESS ME OUT’
34-year-old Emma appeared on the reality TV show Extreme Food Phobias which takes a closer look at the UK’s fussiest eaters
The Harrogate resident opened up about not being able to eat any food beside soft cheeses, chip sandwiches and garlic bread, since the age of four.
She said: “I’ve been unable to try new foods, just the thought of trying them stresses me out, makes me all tense….I think my goal would be to have a Christmas meal with my family and not have chip butties and garlic bread on Christmas Day.
“I am desperate to overcome this phobia not only for my own sanity and health but for my friends and family.”
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Posted by W Channel on Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Emma has been warned that she could develop heart disease and is a prime candidate for obesity, cancer and even a stroke due to her severely imbalanced diet.
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HYPNOSIS TO CURE FOOD PHOBIA
During the show, Emma is treated by medical experts and undergoes aversion therapy and hypnosis, where she commits to trying new things in the future.
The episode also sees her eating an apple and a slice of pizza as well as joining a friend at a buffet.
And weeks since the show, Emma claims she is on her way to being cured.
She added: “I’m so happy with how it’s gone. I’ve made progress. I had a cheese and onion pasty, I really enjoyed that. I tried some bacon, I enjoyed that I just need to keep it up and push myself.”
Kim Chipendu is a columnist for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.