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Finding Foods

Imagine my mind has a series of gates. These gates are opened and closed through sensory input. Food is tricky because to be accepted it has to open multiple gates. Visual appeal, aroma, feel – as in texture and temperature, then still has to be approved by an individual’s taste buds. Food with more ingredients may be rejected due to a single one. Inconsistencies are another problem because if you have something you know you like but made by someone else. That can shut gates because it’s not what your mind is expecting. There is no hard and fast rule, however consistency and sensory appeal are really important. Because that is how you build a stable diet that works for you as an autistic person. Find the food items that are very rarely rejected. Occasionally add in some new things to try that really appeals to all applicable senses and stick with them. With me food fits two categories. Enjoyment and fuel, when stressed it’s only that second option so my list of foods reduce during that period. Please feel free to share any of my posts and please like or follow to be notified of future posts. All the best Ross Words – Ross A Fraser Graphic Design App – Canva #NewLifeAutistic

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Ross A Fraser
Ross A Fraser
Mar 10, 2022

I have been asked about food several times. I hope this helps explains some of the issues that can become a barrier when it comes to this particular subject.

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