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The ‘Easter Egg Dad’ Who Has to Survive on Chocolate and Potato!

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The 'Easter Egg Dad' Who Has to Survive on Chocolate and Potato!

Easter Egg Dad Ashley Kean is proving that Easter isn’t cancelled! With over 200 Eggs consumed this year, his mashed potato-Yorkshire pudding-fruit-and-chocolate diet is a real Easter miracle.

Ashley Kean, a 30-year-old sales assistant and dad of two, has consumed over two hundred Easter eggs this year. He has been restricted to an unconventional diet of mashed potato, Yorkshire puddings, fruit, and of course – chocolate!

His peculiar craving has been going on since he was a baby. While it costs him hundreds of pounds every year, Ashley has admitted to getting fed up with the same treats and wishes he could eat something other than what he’s limited to.

After visiting the doctor to inspect any medical causes, he was told that his condition was ‘normal’ – making him consider that maybe the issue lies not in his physical state but rather psychological.

Ashley lives on a diet of Easter eggs - but not out of choice
Ashley lives on a diet of Easter eggs - but not out of choice

The ‘Egg-citing’ Diet of Ashley: 200 Easter Eggs from January to April!

Ashley said: “My diet is quite boring and not something I enjoy. I can’t have meals with my two kids, so we can’t go for family meals.

“It is massively frustrating, especially at Christmas. From the start of January through to April, I eat over 250 Easter eggs.

“It averages between three and six a day, depending on how hungry I get. It’s like the best part of the year for me. I eat a lot of the £1 Easter eggs and spend a lot of money on them.”

Ashley said that he threw up every time he tried a new food as a baby while being weaned off milk. He has now developed a severe aversion to trying new foods due to the fear that he will again be sick. Consequently, a terror of tasting new dishes grabbed hold of him.

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Searching High and Low for Answers, Ashley Gets a ‘Full-Body MOT’ — With Surprisingly ‘Faultless’ Results

Ashley Kean (Image: SWNS)
Ashley Kean (Image: SWNS)

Despite numerous trips to the doctor for checkups, the cause of this issue has baffled medical experts.

Ashley even went so far as to ask for a ‘full-body MOT’, for he had believed his diet caused physical complications, but his results were, apparently, faultless.

One possible diagnosis is Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder– a condition characterised by the person avoiding certain foods or types of food.

He’s devoured a whopping 208 Easter eggs so far this year – racking up a whopping £330 bill in the process! Now, he’s feeling down in the dumps about his dietary restrictions have left him depressed and searching for support or help.

Ashley, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, said: “It’s getting to the point where it’s coming towards Easter, and I’ve had them for nearly four months. I’m getting quite sick of them.

“On the outside, I look like a normal 30-year-old. It’s depressing, but it’s something I’ve always lived with.

“The amount of chocolate I eat isn’t normal, yet I’m not diabetic or anything. How is everything fine? Many people say, ‘If you only eat chocolate, why aren’t you the size of a house?’

“I requested a full MOT from the doctors a few years ago because I thought, ‘Surely I can’t be perfectly fine’. I did all the tests, and they said all my levels were perfect. But how when this is my diet?

“There’s no meat, veg or takeaways. I love mash but don’t eat chips or jacket potatoes.
“I’ve tried different foods over the years to try and change my diet, but now it’s the fear of being sick. I hate being sick and don’t want to put myself through that.
“Before I had kids, I couldn’t stand the smell of food or touching food. But since having kids, I can cook food for them and my partner.

“It does frustrate me that I can’t go out with them and have a meal – if we go out for a meal, I’ll just sit and have a couple of drinks. It’s frustrating because where do I go from here? It’s getting to the point where it’s my diet, and I have to accept it.”

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Written by: Kat Y (Ginge)

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