Tuesday, 28 February 2012
I often joke that I could eat pizza for life, but in the end of the day, it's just a joke. But for one British woman, it's reality.
According to the Sun, 33-year-old Claire Simmons has been eating pizza since she was two years old, gags if she puts anything else in her mouth and shakes if she is presented with anything other than pizza. To provide her diet and lifestyle with some sort of balance, Simmons drinks lots of water and exercises regularly.
Simmons is believed to suffer from a rare eating disorder called Selective Eating Disorder which is when a person narrows down on a small number of foods and eats those foods exclusively.
Doctors and researchers have found that selective eaters pick preferred foods based on textures and bland tastes as opposed to calorie content (unlike other eating disorders). The health concerns that this disorder brings on are nutritional deficiencies that can lead to bone and heart problems.
What do you think? Is Selective Eating Disorder a real disorder? If you had to live off a food forever, what would it be?