Georgi Readman is from the Isle of Wight, U.K. which sounds like a really exotic and fascinating place!
But Georgi's diet is the exact opposite of exotic. In fact, it sounds quite bland!
Readman has been eating ramen noodles since she was five-years-old and she refuses to eat anything else. Readman think she eats about 30 miles of noodles per year!
“I hate the texture of fruit and vegetables. I can’t go to my friends' for dinner or go out for meals because I don’t want them to see me freak out if the side salad touches the stuff I eat. Mum goes to the supermarket and brings back as many packets as she can afford. I always fancy noodles and could easily eat two packets at once. I’ve even eaten them dry and uncooked before!”
Wow - and we mean wow in not a good way at all!
Her doctors believe that Readman's is extremely malnourished and has the health of an 80-year-old!
Here's what one doctor said:
"A diet of instant noodles has likely wreaked incredible amounts of havoc on her organs. The body—especially one that's still developing—needs protein, minerals, and nutrients to grow; that's just basic common sense. Without it, this girl has probably suffered stunted growth and IQ, osteoporosis, heart and kidney damage, and high blood pressure. Her lifespan has likely been shortened as well. In order to get off the noodles, she may need hospitalization and an education in nutrition."
Hard to believe her mother would allow her to consist on such a terrible diet. We hope this girl can overcome her awful eating habits, and turn her life back around.
At least some try some real ramen from the restaurant, and not just the crappy instant ones!
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