World of the Bizarre
Man with aversion to new foods is forced to live off Easter eggs
By T.K. Randall
April 3, 2023 · 6 comments
Would you limit yourself to only eating Easter eggs ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Crispin Semmens
30-year-old Ashley Kean eats almost nothing but Easter eggs and by now he is sick to death of them.
For some, the idea of eating chocolate all day long might sound like a luxury, but for Kean, who suffers from a life-long aversion to trying new foods, it's literally just about the only thing he is able to eat.
A sales assistant from West Yorks, England, Kean has spent his life eating little more than chocolate, mashed potatoes and a few types of fruit. As a young baby, his parents had struggled to wean him off milk because he was unable to keep anything else down.
Even as an adult, he is unable to expand his diet beyond just these few things.
At this time of the year in particular, much of his daily intake consists of chocolate Easter eggs owing to their abundant availability and relative cost-effectiveness.
"I can't have meals with my two kids so we can't go out for family meals and stuff like that," he said.
"From the start of January through to April I eat over the 250 Easter eggs. It averages out between three and six a day depending on how hungry I get."
Kean has visited several doctors over the years but has so far failed to find a solution.
It is also possible that his condition is more psychological than it is physical.
"On the outside I look like normal 30-year-old," he said.
"It's depressing but it's something I've always lived with. The amount of chocolate I eat isn't normal, yet I'm not diabetic or anything, how is everything fine ?"
Source: Yahoo! News
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