An interesting answer to Mrs Obama
Why is the woman below so healthy? According to Mrs Obama and the food dictators she should be dead. There are many examples of extreme diets doing no harm. It's doubtful if anybody knows what an unhealthy diet is. Eskimos living on a traditional diet eat little else but meat and blubber. It's difficult to grow vegetables at the North pole. It's a definite that neither broccoli nor Brussels sprouts are needful for a healthy diet
A young woman says she lives on almost nothing but Rice Krispies – and insists she is still healthier than most people.
Natalie Swindells, 26, eats four bowls of the cereal every day. She can’t face eating much else and has not tasted a vegetable for nearly two decades.
The bank worker, who says she has never taken a day off sick, stopped eating most other foods from the age of two. She now believes overeating causes more health problems than having a very restricted diet like her own.
‘I think doctors overestimate the amount of vitamins that we need to be healthy,’ she said. ‘I think it is about how much you eat, not what you’re eating.’
In a typical day, Miss Swindells will have two bowls of Rice Krispies with milk for breakfast, followed by a slice of bread and butter for lunch, and two bowls of Rice Krispies again for dinner.
She will also occasionally eat milk chocolate, ready salted crisps and chips. Although she consumes fewer than half of the recommended 2,000 calories for women Miss Swindells still has an active lifestyle. She lives in Macclesfield with her boyfriend Daniel Walsh, 26, who she says has grown accustomed to her strange eating habits. ‘He’s pretty cool with it,’ she said.
In fact, the last time she tasted a vegetable was 18 years ago, when her mother tried to make her eat a roast dinner – and failed.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).