A BOY who only ate beige foods for eight years is now tucking into fruit thanks to hypnosis.
Noah Young, nine, even suffered stunted growth due to his restrictive diet.
His breakfast consisted of dry cereal, toast or pancakes, while lunch and dinners were mainly plain pasta, chips, chicken nuggets or pizza.
Eating something new or different made him gag.
Mum Caroline said: “He was sent home from school for being sick after they made him eat carrots.
“He used to have pasta with sauce but then just wanted it plain. Everything was plain.
“Trying to get him to eat anything good was a challenge, he would be crying and gagging.
“When it started getting bad, we noticed he wasn’t growing.
“We were trying to find someone to deal with it.
“I was worried he wasn’t going to develop.”
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Noah’s eating habits began to change at 18 months.
He diagnosed avoidant restrictive food intake disorder and within one session had Noah trying new foods.
David said: “We did some footballing-focused hypnotism where he saw himself with his team-mates enjoying a hearty pre-match meal.”
Mum-of-three Caroline, from Derby, who works in social media, is delighted.
She added: “Noah’s tried 22 types of food now.
“It’s mainly fruit, but it’s really good progress.
“He hasn’t been sick since.
“He realises these foods are not going to hurt him.”