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My 4 year old son has always been a picky eater. Before we went primal most of his diet consisted of processed grains, it seemed he was almost addicted to them, he probably was. He wouldn't touch vegetables and wouldn't even eat fruit! I would offer healthy foods at every meal but no go.
When I decided our whole family should start eating real primal food I cleaned out the refrigerator and all the cupboards of any grains, sugar and processed food. My son woke up the next morning and asked for his precious cereal. I told him we didn't have cereal anymore that we were having bacon and strawberries for breakfast. (He's allergic to eggs) My son was not happy! He wasn't happy for several days and he let me know all about it.
But after the first few days an amazing thing started to happen. He became willing to try new foods. Suddenly he loved fruit and meat. He even tried some vegetables and found that he liked cauliflower, carrots and broccoli. In fact he ate an entire head of broccoli all by himself!
He is still a picky eater. He won't eat just anything I put in front of him. But after removing the grains and sugar from his diet he is much more reasonable about the food he wants to try. It seems to me that the grains had been controlling him and the sugar had deadened his palate so he couldn't even taste the sweetness of fruit.
If you are still keeping non-primal foods around the house for your children I encourage you to take them out and see if you see the same positive changes I have seen. I have a feeling you will.
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