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An unusual disease: what does a girl look like who ate only chips and buns for 10 years
Various challenges at the peak of their popularity on the Internet. In pursuit of subscribers and views, the stars of social networks often go on strange and unexpected experiments: a week without water, ten days without sleep, or a month on only bananas. But life is still more inventive than any blogger. British girl Izzy Cole has eaten only chips and bread for ten years.
So what caused such an unusual diet? And what does a person who has eaten junk food for years look like?
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The food caused vomiting and panic
Until the age of three, Izzy was no different from her peers, and even to her daughter's first whims in food, her parents weren't taken seriously. However, the adults soon realized that the girl was not picky, but really disgusted with food. Izzy often vomited, and at the very thought of food she was seized with horror. The only thing the girl could eat were potato chips and buns.
I was very picky about the structure of food. I preferred chips and buns because they were firm and dense. Any soft or damp food was disgusting baby puree to me. I hated pasta or anything with chunks like yogurt or juice. It looks like a phobia. Most of the food made me anxious, I began to choke. I felt so bad that I ate buns and chips at almost every meal, '' Cole told Сomic Sands.
Due to her eating behavior, Izzy felt like an outcast and was constantly depressed. It was especially hard for her after moving to high school.
It began to influence me socially. I was at the age when people make friends and form a social circle, but my eating problems made it difficult for me to feel comfortable around my peers. I couldn't eat with them, or take take-out food when we walked together. I felt like a burden, it seemed to me that I constantly annoy people, says the girl.
Fortunately, Kim's mother was always next to Izzy. Since childhood, a woman has taken her daughter to see doctors, but they unanimously spoke about the absence of medical problems. It's just that you have a very picky child, - Kim endlessly heard.
Redemption in two hours
The solution was found when Izzy was already 14 years old. Her mother accidentally came across information about Felix Economaxim, a psychologist and clinical hypnotherapist, and made an appointment with her daughter. In just one two-hour session, the specialist not only established the cause of Izzy's problems, but was also able to cure her. It turned out that the girl suffered from a selective eating disorder. With this disease, a person eats a limiteda certain amount of food, and the opportunity to try something new causes fear. Often, patients can only eat foods of the same color or texture, and their hunger dulls.
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This is the first time I heard about this disease. For many years I was terribly lonely and considered myself the only one with such problems with food. Finally, I realized that I was not inventing the problem, but that I was indeed suffering from an eating disorder. Felix asked me to take the foods that I feared the most. I can't explain it, but after the session something clicked in me and I ate a chicken sandwich and yogurt with fruit. I didn't feel sick and the fear just disappeared. I stood in the middle of the street eating pineapples and crying. It was the happiest day, ”Izzy recalls.
Four years have passed since then. Izzy Cole went to university, and her menu expanded significantly. Now, instead of chips and buns, the girl eats a lot of vegetables and fruits, and her favorite product is the previously hated chicken.