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5) Geumophobia – Fear of taste

 We’d say this fear would deliver a crippling blow to your diet, but we’re guessing as long as sufferers stick to tofu and rice cakes they’ll be a-okay.

4) Toxophobia – Fear of being accidently poisoned

 Another totally reasonable fear that might be taken a bit too far as soon as you start posting food taster want ads on craigslist and second guessing your own homemade batch of mac and cheese.

3) Deipnophobia – Fear of dining or dinner conversations

 Everyone has had an uncomfortable lull in conversation at a dinner party now and again, but as long as you don’t suffer from Oenophobia as well, there’s always an efficient way to help ease your nerves.

2) Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks

 We’re not quite sure if this is the fear of using chopsticks, just being around them, or both. But, either way, this fear is a great way to rule out about thirty to forty percent of your dining options in any major city.

1) Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing

 We can only assume this fear stems from the even deeper issue of Pnigophobia (fear of choking), but no matter how you look at it, it’s going to be pretty restrictive to your diet.

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