Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Woman Eats 60 Meals a Day and Cannot Gain Weight

Lizzie Velasquez, a 21-year old and 5ft 2in student living in Texas, weighs only 56 pounds (25kg). The thing is, she is not anorexic, she has a very rare condition that prevents her from gaining weight!

To stay healthy, she has to eat around 60 small meals a day, which correspond to 5000-8000 calories. Even though she eats what could make all of us obese, she has almost 0% body fat and has never weighed more than 60.2 pounds (27.3kg).






Lizzie said: "I weigh myself regularly and if I gain even one pound I get really excited. I eat every 15-20 minutes to keep my energy levels up. I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic. When I meet new people I have to say: 'Hi, I'm Lizzie and I have this rare syndrome, I am NOT anorexic'."




Lizzie has a brother Chris, 12, and a sister Marina, 15, who are both normal.
She was born four weeks prematurely - weighing just 2lb 10oz.


Lizzie's parents said: "They told us they had no idea how she could have survived. They told us she would never be able to walk, talk or have a normal life. We had to buy dolls' clothes from the toy store because baby clothes were too big."




Despite what her appearance might suggest, Lizzie's brain, bones, internal organs… developed normally, but she nearly died twice: once when her appendix ruptured at 16 and another time at 19, because her blood cells were not multiplying properly (she was critically anaemic). Lizzie was born with two brown eyes, but when she was four, her right eye began to change of color and she became blind from that eye.




As you may have already guessed, she fascinates doctors all over the world and she is part of a genetic study. Professor Garg, the man in charge of this study, believes Lizzie has a form of Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome (NPS) which causes accelerated ageing, fat loss from the face and body, and tissue degeneration.














Eating that much and not gaining weight could be the dream of many people, but not in those conditions. Her life must have been very difficult with having to eat as often and with kids mocking at her…I hope she will have a long life, as healthy as possible!

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26 comments :

Anonymous said...

"but she nearly died twice: once when her appendix ruptured at 16 and another time at 19, because her blood cells were not multiplying properly"

when you're born prematurely, looking like that and then nearly dying twice - that's Our Lord Jesus Christ telling her that she's paying for her sins!! he's a kind and loving God and she deserves everything that's happening to her! this is concrete proof that you should never doubt God or the Holy Bible! hell is real!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the person who posted that first comment has got to be the dumbest person on the planet.

Anonymous said...

retarded religious troll. Burn in hell. lol

Dr Eric Berg said...

you have survive that long with the help of your loving parents. your a true inspiration to people who are losing hope and courage to live life. good luck to you and to your family.

EM said...

and above all she is ugly as HELL but lucky to be alive :)

Anonymous said...

Karma will come to you nasty morons this girl is amazing

Anonymous said...

You are the reason people think Christians are hypocrites. I am a Christian, and you saying she deserves this is a moronic statement you complete and total imbecile. And yes I know the next response will be "that's not something a Christian would say," but I am infuriated by how rude you are.

This girl is amazing, beautiful, and strong. YOU are a hypocrite and need to take a step back and reevaluate your faith and what paying for our sins really is. God gave her this fate because she's strong enough to handle it and because she obviously has an amazing family to help her through.

Maybe you misworded what you were trying to say, but saying that an innocent baby deserves a miserable fate doesn't come across well.

Anonymous said...

I dont know WHO that first post was written by but it definitely wasn't a Christian...maybe some left wing atheist portraying themselves as Christian. How they can say she is getting what she deserved...when she was born that way? Give me a break.

Anonymous said...

there are some stupid people out there that say silly things! they need to get a life! they should be grateful they didn't come out half retarted themselves!

this girl is amazing and she inspires alot of people so dont judge her by her looks! an yes KARMA will bite you back in the arse! so be careful about what you say!

sk said...

Hey Bible Thumper! Learn your own religion before you cast judgment. You will be judged before your God and I bet he will not agree with your ideas of Him! I'm guessing since you're Christian you don't believe in reincarnation, therefore you are saying God chose to damn an innocent soul before she could even sin. You're disgusting! THe only concrete evidence here is you're an idiot!!!!

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

Matt. 7:1 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."

Matt 7:2-5 "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Anonymous said...

Lizzie,

You are an amazing woman! You have beat out all the odds to live! You are courageous, full of spirit and possess a beautiful soul...

I pray that one day, your doctor and his team will be able to find a cure. However, you are already blessed to be surrounded by so many who love you.

I wish you and your loved ones only the best!

Regards,

Donna

Keris said...

I don't understand why people have such a high level of hate in their hearts. Its the idiotic "Christians" who make the rest of us and any other person who follows a specific faith all look the same. God is a being of love and truth.. and if you're not promoting love, you're not a Godly person. Stop being so ugly and learn to love someone! UGH!!! Whoever wrote that comment obviously is crying out for some sort of help.

Anonymous said...

people like you (first commenter) are the reason why so many people hate religion/ christians/ americans/ ect.. I hope you drown in rancid pig shit.

On a positive note, Lizzi is one of the most amazing people I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

yea yu bitch!! (who ever wrote da 1st comment)!!! if that was yu ur bitch ass wouldt even be sayin shit !!

Anonymous said...

i think the first person to comment on here is a vile creature who does not deserve the right to be called human. Keep fighting the good fight, sweetie. I know eating all the time must bother you, but find humor in this. Because the person who wrote that comment is crazy and probably weighs six hundred pounds.

Anonymous said...

I didn't write the comment but it does say in the bible that we are all born sinful.

It's very hypocritical to say that her surviving is a miracle but her afflictions are not from God.

By the way, they are all myths, created by the rich to control the poor, etc.

Anonymous said...

She is paying for her sins because she has a MEDICAL PROBLEM? I dont believe in religion at all and its because of stupid people like yo who say stupid things like that. I have medical problems i have dealt with since i was born. guess i deserve that too? asshole.

anyway, lizzie is a BEAUTIFUL girl and despite everything she goes through, she looks like she is still living a fun, exciting life. good for her!

Anonymous said...

thank you everyone who stood up for Christianity. :) so many people think Christians are like the person who wrote the first comment. it's sad...
- it's sad how people interpret religion wrongly and think it's all about being perfect and strict or otherwise having to burn in hell.
- if a person is ill it definitely doesn't mean they are a sinner. they'll be rewarded for their suffering.
anyway, well done lizzie ! Carry on :)

Anonymous said...

Babies are born without sin so how could she being paying for her "sins". I'm sorry but you must be a moron. If you really think you're a Christian than you're in trouble yourself for passing judgement on others. Illness isn't a punishment it's a test and by the reaction you had and with no compassion whatsoever I'd say you failed!

Anonymous said...

Wtf grow up douchebag... "God" will punch you in the vagina for saying that! XD

Anonymous said...

To whoever posted the first comment: I hope you die a slow and horrible death. The world would be a better place without your pathetic existence.

steven_k said...

The person who posted first is not a Christian at all. They are a fucking worthless sack of shit. Christianity SHOULD teach you that it is not your place to judge anyone; only God can judge people. You are a shame to the human race. How DARE you even THINK that you are a Christian.

Anonymous said...

For the fellow christians and non christians... God did NOT do this. You Christians should know better than that.

Anonymous, I'm glad you disagree with the first poster.. whom is a very missinformed christian.. or who knows what. But God did not give her this fate. He gives us all strength if we so choose to accept it. Why people think God does this stuff is beyond me. Read the bible, everything he created was good. Satan is the opposite of God and the ruler of this earth.

For the nonchristians, does it even make sense to think ok... if there is a God whom is good and the Devil is bad.. which one would you pick that would do this? The same one who casts down tornados, earth quakes, plagues, diseases, etc.. Not the one known as the creator, the one everyone calls out to for help.

The bible says to not be ignorant of the word. I'm not pointing fingers because many christians do it. Its ok, we all mess up, but we should all strive to understand the bible a lot more.

Anonymous said...

Babies are actually born with sin. Ever notice as little kids they bite, hit, scratch, etc. Where do they come up with this? Especially in a normal family that the kid would have no exposure to that. Bible says we are born sinners. We actually do have the power to heal ourselves through God as believers.

For those who aren't christian there is actually scientific proof that there is power in words. You'll have to google it but it has been researched.

Anonymous said...

I hope the one who post the first comment dies by being crashed by car and tortured in hell

Anonymous said...

Who ever called her a sinner and ugly can burnin hell.... People are so inconsiderate... She has a rate condition...and is beautiful because she is stronger than all of us put together.