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Albyqueer

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Does anyone else have ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)? I’ve always known I’ve had issues with food, but never related to the more well known eating disorders (ie: anorexia, bulimia, etc) And if you do also experience this disorder: how you you cope?

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    • Albyqueer

      778d

      Thank you for the advice! I’ve been trying to do a lot of these ideas, I mostly have been having a hard time with the snacking tbh but I gotta go shopping and stock up!

    • Albyqueer

      778d

      Thank you for the advice! I’ve been trying to do a lot of these ideas, I mostly have been having a hard time with the snacking tbh but I gotta go shopping and stock up!

    • Emrys.the.warrior

      778d

      YES! I’ve been struggling with it for a while. Food just doesn’t seem like food anymore. Here is what I’ve figured out so far. - make a list of safe foods (snacks and meal food or anything. Doesn’t have to be ‘healthy food’) - stay stocked up in those safe foods. - if your going to make a meal and start getting anxiety, take a small break and then return to making it. (I get bad anxiety when it’s time to eat) - eat while distracted. Watch a show or something you like to keep you from over focusing on the food. Also munching on snacks while you do other things is helpful too get in a bit of extra food. - have a water with you when you eat so if anything suddenly tastes bad you can take a gulp of water and wash it down and rinse your mouth. - remember it’s not your choice and it’s not your fault. Your not being picky. You are fighting a battle and are strong for doing so.

      • Emrys.the.warrior

        778d

        @Emrys.the.warrior I see we are both autistic too! This is more common in people with autism. For me it’s the texture. Also COVID-19 messed up my sense of taste and now some things like chocolate are just not the same.

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