Stacey Irvine

Did anyone else see this story about Stacey Irvine, a 17-year-old British girl who reportedly collapsed after subsisting on only chicken nuggets for the past 15 years? Granted, this was first published in several tabloids, so consider the source, but still—can you imagine eating one thing for that long? No wonder she’s said to be suffering from anemia and swollen veins along with various nutrient deficiencies. Who wouldn’t if they’d never eaten a fruit or vegetable and ate nothing but nuggets all the time?

“I loved them so much they were all I would eat,” Irvine said. “I just couldn’t face even trying other foods. Mum gave up giving me anything else years ago.” She admits that although she now knows this diet is bad for her, she can’t give them up. Legitimate food addiction or not, that’s still pretty scary!

What do you think about this story? Have you or anyone you ever known been on a crazy food jag? 

Hungry for more?

Subscribe to get the latest nutrition information, self-care strategies, and healthy living tips delivered right to your inbox.

Powered by ConvertKit