By Nadia Noir
There’s an old saying that goes, “Man cannot survive on pizza alone.” We all need in depressed understanding, stuffing vegetables in our face for our “health.” But a Maryland man named Dan Janssen proves that theory wrong by the mere fact that he has survived mostly on a cheese pizza diet for 25 years.
Profiled by Esquire and Vice, Janssen is becoming somewhat of an internet hero for his stubborn boyish quirk that he will not eat anything but pizza. And not just good pizza. He’s not like some aficionado. The video shows him at the grocery store getting frozen pizza and Bagel Bites.
His poor fiancee has managed to make him drink a smoothie every morning for breakfast for his “health,” but because of some childhood traumas which go unexplained for the most part, Janssen is still mostly pizza only. And vegetarian pizza at that. He won’t eat meat. But he also won’t eat vegetables. He won’t eat anything but pizza and smoothies.
Despite being ultra-thin, Janssen is what the internet calls “skinny fat,” in that he looks healthy on the outside, but on the inside he has diabetes. Beyond that, doctors said he has a clean bill of health. And just like any addict to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or french fries, Janssen’s theory is that: “We’re all gonna die. I’m gonna die with pizza in my stomach.”