Since her days as a toddler, Stacey Irvine fell in love with chicken nuggets and simply could not find the desire to change her diet. Irvine has never tasted fresh vegetables or fruit, and has eaten hardly anything else besides chicken nuggets. Occasionally, she will have a portion of french fries to accompany her meal.
Over the years, the 17 year old girl has been urged to change her diet by her mother and physicians. However, she says that she is unable to give up her fast food lifestyle. The girl has been hooked on nuggets since she first tried them at two-years-old.
“I loved them so much they were all I would eat. I just couldn’t face even trying other foods. Mum gave up giving me anything else years ago.”
Living in Castle Vale, Birmingham, the teenager admits to eating a slice of toast for breakfast or the occasional package of chips. However, that’s about the stretch of her diet’s variety.
She was rushed to the hospital after collapsing due to an extreme vitamin and nutrient deficiency. Although she refuses to change her diet, she is back at home recovering with an incredibly high dose of vitamins.
“I am starting to realize this is really bad for me. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day. McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favorite. I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips. But I also like KFC and supermarket brands”
Evonne Irvine, Stacey’s mother, does not know what else to do. She is struggling with the inability to make her child eat a varied and healthy diet. She desires that the child go see a specialist.
She says, “She’s been told in no uncertain terms that she will die if she carries on like this. But Stacey says she can’t eat anything else. It breaks my heart to see her eating those nuggets. I am at my wit’s end. I’m praying she can be helped before it is too late.”
Evonne is not neglecting her child. In fact, she is doing all she can to convince Stacey to change her diet. The beauty therapist has two other children, Ava, 3, and Leo, 5. Both of those children eat healthy diets.
She has tried everything she can think of to get her to change. The caring mother has even gone as far as trying to deprive Stacey in a bid to prick her desire for another type of food. However, all attempts were to no avail.
The 17-year-old is facing serious heath problems and will face death soon if she does not change her diet.