It’s not that Debbie Taylor can’t stand food. In fact, she’s happy to cook lavish meals for her loving husband and kids nightly, but she herself has only eaten corn chips for the past 10 years.
According to Debbie, she means that literally, as she has subsisted exclusively on potato chips for a decade. However, for the past five years, only one specific brand and flavor is acceptable to her.
Her food of choice is a brand of corn chip called Monster Munch, which she buys in bulk to have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Whether it’s meals out, Christmas dinner, or barbeques, anything but Monster Munch is off limits for Debbie.
Debbie, who works as a chambermaid in her home town of Essex in Britain, typically eats six packs of chips a day.
She told reporters, “I know it must seem strange but it works for me – I love Monster Munch! Gerald and my family have tried everything to get me to eat other food but I’m so used to crisps now there is no way I could tuck into a pizza or fish and chips.”
Having been bullied at school, Debbie says she suffered from eating disorders from a young age and was overweight in her school years.
Between the ages of 14 and 17, Debbie says she became bulimic and anorexic, and her weight dropped to a dangerous 95 pounds.
From 17 through 19, Debbie recalls that she only ate peanuts. But when she fell pregnant at 20, she found she craved a bigger variety of foods.
Nevertheless, after she gave birth to her first son, Luke, she went back to the limited diet, falling back into old habits.
For her part, Debbie says she wants to change but doesn’t know how.
“I would like to change, I just don’t know when it’s going to happen and what it’s going to take. I worry about the future, I would like to eat normally but I don’t know how to get there,” she said.
She describes her condition as “selective eating disorder,” a term she came across on the internet.
Debbie concluded, “I know people must think it’s strange but it’s not hurting anyone else and my heart hasn’t stopped yet. I can’t imagine life without Monster Munch!”
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