Tuesday, June 29, 2010

She Eats 8,000 Calories And Never Gains Weight

The doctors of 21-year old Lizzie Velasquez, believe that her condition might be a form of Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome. Although she needs to eat every 15-minutes just to stay alive, she still weighs just 26.7kg.

The extremely rare condition causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from the face and body, along with tissue degeneration.

Regardless of her size, this is one very strong lady - her constant struggle has been described as a 'living nightmare'.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Ms Velasquez (who wears triple zero size clothes) has said, "I weigh myself regularly and if I gain even one pound I get really excited... I eat every 15-20 minutes to keep my energy levels up... I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic".

A book about Ms Velasquez's condition and her courageous battle, is due in bookstores this September.


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