Girl Only Ate Chicken Nuggets for 15 Years

Staff Writer
A 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after reportedly only eating chicken nuggets since the age of 2

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

A 17-year-old girl from Birmingham, England, was taken to a hospital after struggling to breathe and collapsing. Doctors reportedly found that she had anaemia and swollen veins in her tongue.

The underlying cause is a rather unhealthy eating habit: only eating chicken nuggets. The teenager has been eating nuggets from McDonald's and occasionally KFC since the age of 2; she reportedly never eats any fruits or vegetables (fries don't count).

She sometimes eats toast and chips, but most meals consist of nuggets, fries, and a free toy (her collection of free toys now fills four bin bags). The kicker? "I'm starting to realize this is really bad for me," she told The Sun. Someone please make her watch Supersize Me.

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