Everyone knows a picky eater. There’s always that one friend who won’t eat foods that touch each other or vegetables of a certain color. Perhaps even you were a picky eater as a child, preferring to have only one particular food on your plate.
Most of us outgrow these food habits. Or at the very least, we learn to introduce other foods for a somewhat balanced diet. But sometimes, a person emerges who is determined to put all other picky eaters to shame.
Dan Janssen is this person. And whether you’re grossed out by his habits or an admirer of his courage, there’s undoubtedly something very special about him.
For over 25 years, Dan Janssen has eaten nothing but pizza. No pasta, no eggs, no salads, just pizza. It all started when he was a teenager. Dan, a wood craftsman based in Maryland, decided he was going to eat to cut meat out of his diet for ethical reasons. Ordinarily, this would still leave a person with many options.
But Dan also hated vegetables and so he started to eat pizza to supplement his bare-bones diet. He realized he didn’t particularly miss other foods, so as he ascended into adulthood, Dan made pizza the main and single member of his dietary food group.
Since he doesn’t eat meat and hates vegetables, the only pizzas he’s eaten since then have been the cheese variety. That right. Nothing but dough, tomato sauce and cheese – with the occasional addition of mushrooms.
But Dan’s diet has led to some pretty serious health problems.