You might associate picky eating with small kids, but a new study finds that it’s not a behavior limited to little ones.
Bowling Green State University researchers looked at 448 college students in the US and found 190 still identified as a fussy eater. Most of them reported eating fewer than 10 foods, and ate “significantly less” fiber and vegetables compared to their peers. They also reported feeling “situational distress” around food, such as not being able to find something they want to eat on a restaurant menu, or excessive meal planning.
The data also shows some picky eaters opted to not eat at all in some cases, and had to make big decisions about who they wanted to eat with. The reasons for being a picky eater varied– some said it made weight loss easier.