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The girl who must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive

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In fact, the 21-year-old from Austin, Texas, must eat every 15 minutes to stay healthy.

Lizzie Velasquez has a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight

Lizzie Velasquez has a rare and undiagnosed syndrome that prevents her from putting on weight

Miss Velasquez has a rare condition which prevents her from gaining weight even though she eats up to 60 small meals a day.

Despite consuming between 5,000 and 8,000 calories daily, the communications student, has never tipped over 4st 3lbs.

“I weigh myself regularly and if I gain even one pound I get really excited,” said 5ft 2 ins Miss Velasquez, who wears size triple zero clothes.

“I eat every 15-20 minutes to keep my energy levels up.

Posted by on May 4, 2012. Filed under Health & Fitness. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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