Are You a Picky Eater?

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By: Ira Kurylenko
Updated: 7 months ago
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Picky eating might be a common behavior but it is quite detrimental to one’s health in the long run. That’s why it’s absolutely crucial to diagnose it as early as possible. 
And the first step is self-assessment. Or, assessing a family member to help them! 
And this is where we can help! Take this quiz to find out whether you might need professional help immediately. 

What Are the Dangers “Picky Eaters” Face?

Picky eating does seem like an innocent quirk at first, just a preference in food. However, it always develops into a serious danger factor as the time goes. Not wanting to eat broccoli as a child because it’s yucky is one thing, but habitual picky eating should be diagnosed and treated. 
As a glimpse into the possible future, you should know the adverse effects of this disordered behavior. It can lead to: 
Nutritional Deficiencies
Picky eaters often avoid certain food groups, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This can lead to deficiencies in essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, which are crucial for proper growth, development, and overall health.
Immune System
Poor nutrition can weaken the immune system, making picky eaters more susceptible to infections and illnesses.
Psychological Impact
Picky eating can cause stress and frustration for both the picky eater and their family and close friends.
Social Isolation
Picky eaters might avoid social gatherings and events that involve food, which can lead to feelings of isolation and exclusion.
Long-Term Eating Disorders
In some cases, extreme picky eating behaviors might contribute to the development of eating disorders

The Picky Eater Test 

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What is this test for?  
Note: this quiz is not a diagnostic tool; it’s created for entertainment purposes. You can use it as an assisting tool in self-assessment. It includes a number of signs and common behaviors of picky eaters and gathers your response to compare the two. Thus, it gives you an outside look at what your food-related behaviors are based on your answers ALONE! The result fully depends on how you answer and whether the information is truthful. 

Overall, we have gathered 20 common habits most picky eaters are noted for. If you fit the majority of them, you are a picky eater. We cannot tell how serious the issue is but we can highlight its presence. 
If you are using it to access your family member, or, in most cases, your child, take time to observe them and even ask direct questions about food to paint a correct picture. 

It's important to note that many children go through phases of picky eating, which can be a normal part of development. However, when picky eating becomes severe or persistent and is affecting a child's health and well-being, it's recommended to seek guidance from a healthcare professional. 
If you are taking this quiz as a young adult and still have such issues, do ask for professional help. It won’t go away on its own anymore. 

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Ira Kurylenko

Meet Irene, the quiz mastermind who is constantly pushing the limits of what we know. She is a true quiz connoisseur, crafting brain-bending questions that challenge us to think outside the box. Her quizzes are the perfect blend of fun and educational, making her a fan favorite.