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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. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to The girl who must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive

  1. Iqra khan

    August 30, 2014 at 6:51 am

    I’ve read about her on Wikipedia, I guess she has some problem with her adiposites. Her body is devoid of fats. Anyhow I wish a very best for her.