This Woman Was Cured of a Fruit and Vegetable Phobia—Parents Everywhere Want to Know How

After developing a fear of fruits and vegetables, Jenny Edgar has only eaten cheese, chips, and pasta for two decades.

According to the Fox News article, Jenny would gag if she tried anything other than her bland diet of dry cereal, cheese and cookies, or her everyday dinner of pasta or french fries. Even her Christmas dinner was macaroni cheese washed down with a glass of water.

“When I was a child, I would eat raisins and grapes, but hated vegetables,” said Edgar. “As I got older, I didn’t touch greens at all and would just eat cheese and pasta because I knew I liked them. I had a real fear of not liking fruit and veg so I didn’t even bother putting them in my mouth in case I had to spit them out.”

Edgar visited hypnotherapist Russell Hemmings, who coached her using cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy in order to overcome her phobia. After 5 sessions, Jenny has now tried mangoes, apples, fish and vegetables.

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