The fattest teenager is 17
February 22, 2011.- Georgia Davis became the first British teenager weigh 254 kilos with 17 years old.
The girl said weigh a quarter ton makes her feel so sad that she eats even more. “I try not to think about the possibility that I may die from being overweight, because if I do, I panic and that makes me binge eating, which worsens my problem.”
She added that “I removed the mirror in my room, but there is one in the bathroom where I see myself every morning when I brush my teeth, and that makes me feel very sad.” Georgia controls her weight on a scale designed for industrial materials.
The teenager spent 9 months in Wellspring, a camp for weight loss in the United States, making her weight down to 114 kilos, assisted by several specialists. But the small semi she shares with her poorly mum Lesley, and step-dad Arthur, 73, is a far cry from the cosy, mountain dormitory she called home in America.
Georgia explained that she followed a healthy eating program in which she had learned to enjoy eating low fat foods such as salads, yogurt and even buffalo meat.
“I was really determined and encouraged to continue with this diet when I returned home, but my mother told me that she had no time to prepare healthy food, so I went to eat ‘fish and chips’. From that moment, I knew things were not going well. “
“I even learned to like exercise, going to the gym and playing tennis and basketball. But at home you can do a few sports, and I have no money to sign up to the gym. So, I became much less flexible than before passing through the camp.”
Georgia with a defeatist attitude indicates that “The few times I go out and catch the bus to go downtown, people stare at me shocked. But I do not care what anyone thinks, I’m used to.”
His mother and stepfather do not help much to aid her to lose weight and make exercise. She is back to spending her days just sitting in her room on her laptop, chatting to friends on email and social-networking sites, eating cakes, chocolates, chips, bread and Coca-Cola.
Georgia finally confesses that “This is my problem and I know I have to figure it out myself, but I am human and I need a little support.”