Lizzie Velasquez, age 21, must eat every 15 minutes to help her stay alive. She is not anorexic, but she has a rare condition that prevents her from gaining weight. She eats up to 60 small meals a day that total 5,000 to 8,000 calories.
All day long she eats small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts. She gets pretty upset when people accuse her of being anorexic.
Doctors think Lizzie might have something called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome (NPS) which causes accelerated aging, fat loss from the face and body, and tissue degeneration.