Meet Loretta Harmes, the chef who hasn't eaten for 6 years

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Loretta Hormes hasn’t eaten in six years and is fed via a tube. (Photo: Instagram)
Loretta Hormes hasn’t eaten in six years and is fed via a tube. (Photo: Instagram)

It had been seven years since she’d tasted solid food and she was determined to make the most of it. Her mom made her her favourite meal: lemon-and-herb spiced chicken with roasted potatoes.

Loretta Harmes bit into a perfect potato, savouring the crisp, crunchy outside and the warm fluffy inside.

It was delicious – but it would also be the last time she enjoyed a solid meal. Not a morsel has passed her lips in the six years that have followed. Eating simply isn’t worth it for the 29-year-old from Poole in the UK, who has a chronic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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