Friday, August 1, 2008

Britain teenager weighs 462 pounds

Food addict Georgia Davis has told how eating is a drug as deadly as heroin for her — and has driven her weight to a life-threatening 33 stones at age 15. The scared schoolgirl admitted: "Doctors have told me I could drop dead at any moment. "I can’t walk more than a few steps without getting out of breath and a few months ago I developed Type 2 diabetes. When I look in the mirror I feel sad and go to my bedroom and cry. I know it’s partly my fault. But it’s so hard to stop eating.
"It’s like a drug. Some people choose heroin but I’ve chosen food and it’s killing me."A typical daily intake includes processed ready-meals, several sandwiches, multi-packs of peanuts and crisps, sausages, pasties, chips, chocolate and chunks of cheese — washed down with litre bottles of Coke or pints of milk. It adds up to 13,538 calories a day. The average 15-year-old girl only needs 2,000 calories a day and should weigh 9st 4lb.

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