17-year-old Stacey Irvine of Castle Vale, Birmingham, has admitted to eating practically nothing besides chicken nuggets since she was two.
Irvine was recently rushed to the hospital after collapsing at work. Doctors there told her she had anemia and made it clear that she was going to die if she didn’t immediately add fruits and vegetables to her diet. “I am starting to realise this is really bad for me,” Irvine acknowledged.
Still, she says she can’t stop eating nuggets on a daily basis. “McDonald’s chicken nuggets are my favourite. I share 20 with my boyfriend with chips,” she is quoted as saying. “But I also like KFC and supermarket brands. My main meal is always chicken nuggets every day.”
According to Irvine, her mother Evonne, who introduced her to McNuggets when she was two, has long since given up trying to get her to eat anything else. “I’m at my wit’s end,” says Evonne, a 39-year-old beauty therapist. “I’m praying she can be helped before it’s too late.”