-- The Girl Who Only Ate Chips
Until she was 15 years old, UK resident Jay Campbell refused to eat anything but chips (fries to us Americans). Now 21 years old, her diet has expanded to toast for breakfast, a large pizza from Dominoes for lunch, and cheeseburgers for dinner. At the age of 12, she was officially diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and starting only eating chips when she realized this was the only food that didn’t make her feel sick. Campbell does have a “phobia of food” and it wasn’t until she worked with a child psychologist that her diet expanded to pizza and burgers.
Only Cheese, Please
Poor Dave Nunely ; all he can bring himself to eat is a plate of grated cheese. He suffers from a phobia of other foods, and claims to have never had a hot meal in his life.
A Diet of Nuggets
British teen Stacey Irvine began eating chicken nuggets at the age of 2, and never stopped. She reportedly ate little else but nuggets daily, routinely sharing a 20-piece nugget meal with her boyfriend as her main meal every day. That is, until the 17-year-old collapsed at work. She was diagnosed with anemia and swollen veins in her tongue. Doctors have informed her, in no uncertain terms, that if she carries on this way, she’ll die.
Though he is exploring his aversion to other varieties of food, Dan Janssen has eaten pizza exclusively for the past 25 years. After choosing to become a vegetarian (based on his own ethical beliefs), he quickly latched onto pizza and hasn’t let go.
Taking Paleo to a New Level
After battling constant nausea, Derek Nance tried several diets before he committed himself to eating exclusively raw meat. He eats every part of the animals he butchers, including innards, fat, and rotten meat for the “probiotic” value.