How to Become a Less Picky Eater


My accidental experiment on becoming a less picky eater

When you dislike most of the foods that you know are good for you, the idea of having a healthy diet sounds… gross. Food is a major part of living — too big to think about every single meal being an unpleasant experience for the rest of your life.


I know that’s how I used to feel about it when I was a picky eater (maybe one of the pickiest).


Whether it’s you or someone in your family, becoming a less picky eater is a big step, but not an impossible roadblock.There were two times in my life where I accidentally experimented on myself and discovered this was true.


Now you can learn from my experience rather than having to stumble upon the truth like I did.

Experiment #1

When I was a kid, I would have preferred to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at every meal. It wasn’t the only thing I liked, but almost.


As I grew up and turned into a sophisticated, teenaged gentleman, my tastes became more cultured as well. That is, I added ramen noodles and canned ravioli to my menu.


Then, when I became a young adult and moved out on my own, that’s when the first experiment took place.


I had very little money and I wasn’t about to learn how to make inexpensive home cooked meals that I knew I wouldn’t like. Fast food was my go-to, but even that got expensive for as much as I relied on it. So, a bit too often, I would choose to not eat.


(Side note: if you aren’t realizing at this point just how picky of an eater I was, you’re not paying attention.)

It got to a point where I felt sick all the time and started to think something was wrong with me. Of course, I didn’t put 2 and 2 together that it was because I was literally starving myself. Then one day I finally had a giant meal and realized it made me feel better.


From there on out, when I had the opportunity to eat, I ate whatever I could.


If I went to a friend’s house for dinner, I had a serving of everything. Even if I hated it.


If I ate out, I didn’t ask to make substitutions or have items removed. I ate it all. Even if it had mushrooms in it. (Yuck.)


After a few weeks, I noticed I didn’t mind certain foods as much. I even enjoyed some of it.