• Mon, Jun 28 2010

What If You Had To Eat 60 Meals A Day To Stay Alive?

“I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long,” says 20-year old Texan Lizzie Velasquez, who is trying desperately to gain some weight. While this might have some of us writhing around in jealousy, Lizzie’s story is a sad one: She was born with an unknown medical condition that keeps her perilously, scarily underweight, no matter how much food she shoves in her mouth.

Because of this, Lizzie has to eat every 15 minutes “just to keep (her) energy up,” and consumes somewhere in the market of 5,000-8,000 calories a day, and still has only 60 pounds on her 5’2 frame. Something to think about the next time you complain about how that cheesecake is going straight to your thighs.

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