Thursday, 19 April 2012
S = Sweet in asperger
S = Sweets. Food and Asperger’s syndrome.
I’ve always loved jelly babies. Always had them from tuck-shops and the sweet of choice [well after flying saucers], so there was going to buy some sweets and came across these.. ‘jellyatrics’
So I bought them and tried them.. very disappointed because there is only one red in the packet, however otherwise the usual jelly baby goodness. I remember at pre-school we used to make, sleeping babies… which in short is a biscuit [ rectangle shaped] then u put half a marshmallow on for its pillow, then the jelly baby, then a square of fondant for the sheet and then decorate the sheet with icing sugar… and the result is a sleeping baby.
This kind of brings be onto the subject of food in Asperger syndrome. I go through stages of each certain food, for example I used to have southern fried chicken and chips for every meal. Every day. Without fail.. Sometimes, but rarely I would have veg with it, and sometimes swap the SFC to crispy chicken. But none the less I would have this for every meal and this went on for months, and still happened till this day, although not quite as extreme. I can get ‘’into’ eating something and have that constantly then suddenly not like it a few weeks later… I Put my hands up and admit I’m a very fussy eater. If I don’t like something I can’t eat it, if it has mould I can eat it, is it smells or looks funny I can’t eat it. If I looks like sick I can’t eat it and most importantly…. I can’t do lumps!
A lot of this is down to texture and slight issues of things being in my mount, but lumps in otherwise smooth stuff really makes me feel sick, I can eat solid food and liquids, but anything in-between is generally a no no..
As a child, my parents tried all the usual ‘techniques’ for trying to get a child to eat, including eat this or don’t eat, cant leave the table till you’ve finished, no pudding, sent to room if not eating. And none of them work. Logically, I only eat what I wanted to. Which probably drove my parents mad! I could never be forced and often if someone said eat this or you won’t eat, I would go fine I won’t eat then!
So anyway, my point is, sensory wise I can only eat certain types of foods, and can be put off eating very easily, I’ve learnt to eat when I want to and what I want to, because if I don’t I would simply not eat, I cannot be forced to eat and would be sick if I eat when I don’t want to. ..
On a side note, recently I was reading about the theory that everything in life is connected by a thread ‘the read thread theory’ and that everything, or everyone is in someway connected to one another.. now not sure how much of it I believe and how much of it is actually just down to coincided but I googled Jelly baby’s to try and find a good pic and this came up
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Jelly_baby <<< doctor who and jelly babies are connected! Never realised till now!
So What are your experiences with AS and eating, Stick to the same stuff or have a variety diet???