A 19-year old teenager from Wales has been eating nothing except Margherita pizzas for the last eight years as she suffers from a rare eating disorder. Sophie Ray from Wrexham, Wales, suffers from an eating disorder known as Selective Eating Disorder (SED) and started eating Margherita pizzas since she was 11 years old, though she started fearing food ever since she suffered from a bout of gastroenteritis when she was two years old. Soon after recovering from that illness she started to eat just cheesy pasta, chips and lemon curd sandwiches before shifting to plain pizzas with no extra toppings when she was 11 years old. "The thought of trying other foods makes me very anxious, I feel sick and really clam up. The taste the texture even the smell of some foods can make me gag. A lot of people think I'm just a picky eater but SED is a phobia. Asking me to try new foods is like asking someone who hates spiders to hold one", she said. Source: Medindia << Do Not Start a New Relationship While on the Pill Microbial Soup in the Room >> Recommended Reading Organic Foods Organic Foods are produced by the 'natural method', without the use of chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers or sewage sludge. READ MORE Macrobiotic Diet Macrobiotics is an Oriental theory that lays down guidelines for promoting wellbeing and longevity through systematic diet consisting mainly of whole grains and beans. READ MORE Food Preservatives - How Safe Are They? Food preservatives are basically antimicrobials or anti-oxidants that help preserve food by destroying the microbes and stopping decomposition of food products. READ MORE Processed Foods Processed or convenience foods require less time and energy for food preparation. Most of the processed foods are healthy with nutritional values. READ MORE Binge Eating Disorder When a person overeats, he is unable to control his hunger pangs, while during an emotional/binge eating session, he is incapable of controlling his emotions. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Chronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder? Chronic dieting is associated with eating disorders that mainly include unhealthy eating practices such as severe calorie restriction in diet of men or women who on a regular basis follow fad diets mainly to reduce weight. READ MORE Diabulimia Diabulimia is an eating disorder particularly in patients with type I diabetes caused by reducing and/or skipping insulin doses. READ MORE Loss of Taste Symptom of loss of taste usually occurs in combination with loss of smell and can be complete loss or partial loss of taste. It can also be temporary or permanent, though the latter is very rare. READ MORE Orthorexia Nervosa Are you a Health Food Junkie? Are you obsessed with what you eat all the time? You may be a victim of a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa. READ MORE Sleep Eating Disorders Sleep-related eating disorders are abnormal eating behaviors that occur during night. Sleep related eating disorder is a part of parasomnias. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Selfie Addiction Calculator Indian Medical Journals Sanatogen More News on: Binge Eating DisorderBulimia NervosaSleep Eating DisordersOrthorexia NervosaLoss of TasteDiabulimiaChronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder?