Stacey Irvine takes fast food addiction to a whole new level. The British teenager has lived on a diet of practically nothing but chicken nuggets since the age of two.
“McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favorite,” she said. “I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips. But I also like KFC and supermarket brands. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day,” she said.
Irvine, who has claimed to have never eaten a fruit or vegetable, was diagnosed by doctors to have anemia, an iron deficiency, and swollen veins in her tongue. The 17-year old was rushed to the hospital after she collapsed and began struggling to breathe. Irvine received nutrient injections and was put on a course of vitamins before being released home.
Even after doctors urged her to change her diet, she says she will continue to eat her favorite food. “I first tasted chicken nuggets when my mum took me to McDonald’s when I was two. I loved them so much they were all I would eat. I just couldn’t face even trying other foods. Mom gave up giving me anything else years ago,” she added.
She does know, however, that she is not healthy. “I am starting to realize this is really bad for me,” admits Irvine.
It’s more than really bad. Irvine’s favorite food contains little more than disgusting pink goo. A McDonald’s four-piece serving of McNuggets contains 190 calories, 100 of which come from trans fat, arguably the worst thing you can legally put into your body. Irvine’s story does have one bright spot, if you can call it that. It may surprise you that at first glace, Irvine looks like a healthy, normal sized girl, which just helps to spread awareness of the fact that you don’t have to be obese to die from an unhealthy diet.
January 26th, 2012