I've Eaten Only Mac & Cheese for the Past 17 Years, Here's Why

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For most people, eating nothing but mac and cheese seems like a childhood fantasy. But for 20-year-old Austin Davis, who has been eating nothing but mac and cheese for the past 17 years, it’s not a fantasy -- it’s his reality and has become his affliction. For Austin, it’s about much more than just “liking” mac and cheese. Austin suffers from Selective Eating Disorder, also known as Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, an anxiety disorder that’s characterized by the persistent refusal to eat specific foods or refusal to eat any type of food due to a negative response from certain sensory characteristics of that food.

VICE travels to Florida to meet Austin to learn more about the origins of his eating disorder and join him as he embarks on his journey towards recovery.

For more information and resources about eating disorders including ARFID, please visit allianceforeatingdisorders.com/

Watch our full video on what it's like to live with an eating disorder: youtube.com/watch?v=v1TWvXwgKr0

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Synthetic Rabbit
Synthetic Rabbit
12 November 2019

At least this guy seems to be pretty grounded and understands there's something going on. That's an important first step that most people never come to realize by themselves.

Dave S
Dave S
12 November 2019

Lives with parents.lol

Lui Même
Lui Même
12 November 2019

11:02 I love how that guy is talking about "eating right"

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Amanda L
Amanda L
12 November 2019

Of course he is from Florida

Esteban Duran
Esteban Duran
12 November 2019

Shout out to lurking class I got the same shirt

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God Is Great
God Is Great
12 November 2019

At least workout fool🤦‍♂️

FM Volt
FM Volt
12 November 2019

Only in the US...

Confucius
Confucius
12 November 2019

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

Sonny Pacheco
Sonny Pacheco
12 November 2019

I hope he at least take vitamins to balance out nutrients

Sonny Pacheco
Sonny Pacheco
12 November 2019

Of course he’s from Florida lol

MAHOSH TRAHOSH
MAHOSH TRAHOSH
12 November 2019

He look like a Mac and Cheese!

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
12 November 2019

When Chuck Norris kills you, you get a high-five from God.

Toma Skye
Toma Skye
12 November 2019

1 min in. This dude look high on opiates

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