An English woman who hasn’t eaten fruits and vegetables for 22 years has revealed that she lives on chicken nuggets, french fries, and potato chips. She says she is perfectly healthy.
25-year-old summer Monro Avoidant / Restrictive Eating Disorder (ARFID) And the idea of eating apples and bananas is enough to make her gag.
“I can’t remember the last time I ate fruits and vegetables,” Monro said. Southwest News Service.. “I think I was about 3 years old.”
“I tried to eat an apple, but I can’t physically eat it,” she added. “It’s not that I don’t want to try it. There are parts of my brain that just make me feel sick and I can’t physically do it.”
Monro’s phobia is so terrible that she even declined her grandfather’s offer to eat a £ 1,000 ($ 1,310) bean.
“I can’t see myself changing,” Brit said. “I like the smell of food, but when I try to eat it, I feel sick. I can’t do it as soon as I touch my lips.”
Monro said he skipped breakfast and ate a bag of potato chips for lunch. Every night, her supper consists of 6-8 chicken nuggets with french fries.
Surprisingly, a noisy dieter said she was in good health and was not taking vitamins or supplements.
“Many people say I’m surprised that I don’t get sick. I’m also a very energetic and happy person and people don’t understand how much energy I have. Hmm, “said Monro. “It doesn’t physically affect me. I don’t feel lethargic or anything, and I had a blood test, but they’re all okay.”
Doctors remain confused by the fact that Monro is a normal weight, and she says she’s “healthy” because she gets “protein from chicken” in her nuggets.
Monro believes that his eating habits were disturbed when he was three years old because he was forced to eat mashed potatoes against his will.
She has been treated and hypnotherapy to overcome her disability, but nothing has worked.
“It definitely has to do with texture. What I eat is crispy, the opposite of mashed potatoes,” Monro theorized.
Locals in Cambridge live with her partner Dean McKnight, 26, who prepare two separate meals daily.
However, McKnight has supported Monro’s condition.
“My partner is doing it really well,” Monro said. “When we first met, I didn’t tell him about ARFID, and we were roaming the town looking for a restaurant, and I told him because I kept saying no. I had to. “
But despite her supportive partner and her “health,” Monro wished she could eat more exciting food.
“I’m really bored, I’m not excited to eat,” she admitted. “Especially when I go to a restaurant and sit nothing, I’m mentally affected. We went out on my sister’s birthday, and I didn’t sit and eat, and it messed me up I felt it. “