1. The list of things you'll eat is so small, you basically have the same handful of meals on rotation.
2. Going out to restaurants is a hugely stressful experience.
3. And it's a rare occasion when you can order something straight off the menu without a request of some sort.
4. All of your fast food orders have the "special order" sticker of shame.
5. You know the pain of biting into a bit of food only realise it contains the ingredient you hate the most.
6. Or even worse, a friend has sneaked some into their cooking and only told you after you've eaten it.
7. When you go to somebody's house, "what do you want to eat?" feels like a very loaded question.
8. You feel repulsed when someone puts sauce on food rather than by the side for you to avoid.
9. And you hate when people say "just scrape the sauce off" as if the flavour won't still linger.
10. You rarely get to enjoy desserts at restaurants because it's too much of a minefield.
11. Sometimes even when you order something "safe", it turns out to be not quite what you expected.
12. You've become an expert in quickly and efficiently picking out the bits you don't like.
13. And when it's too much effort to pick out, you've learnt to eat around things.
14. Although in the presence of others, this can be a little embarrassing.
15. Whenever possible, the components of your meal must be kept separate.
16. You know that a full fridge doesn't necessarily mean there's anything for you to eat.
17. You've lied about being allergic to things, just to get out of having to try them.
18. You get very worried about your picky ways hurting someone's feelings.
19. Explaining what you will and won't eat to people gets really tiring.
"Well, ice cream is OK as long as it's in a cone. And I will eat strawberries but not strawberry-flavoured things and...should I continue?"