Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow you die.
Life could be worse you see, I could suffer from...Drunkorexia!
Oh yes, drunkorexia, the newest and most deadliest disease sweeping the lands. Some women (had to be us) it seems, ever conscious of their figures, are skipping meals in order to drink their daily calorie intake. Oh yes. And thus drunkorexia was born.
Observe, from the telegraph.
Women are increasingly skipping meals in order to "spend" their daily calories on drink in a phenomenon known as "drunkorexia".
With pressure on young women to drink but also remain slim, many are now swapping dinner for a large glass or two of wine.
Slimming clubs where food items are given points and dieters have to stick to a daily limit may encourage the practice, according to experts.
They said the habit, widespread in America, is becoming more common in Britain.
Prof Janet Treasure, the head of the eating disorder unit at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, said the practice was very dangerous as it was effectively combining binge drinking and disordered eating patterns.
"They get fully hooked, it is an extremely noxious thing. It is more common with bulimia than anorexia but you get the combination of empty calories with no nutritional value and the risky behaviour that goes with being drunk."
Gram for gram alcohol has more calories than carbohydrate or protein and a small 150ml glass of white wine can contain 150 to 170 calories.
This would mean a large pub glass of wine which is commonly 250ml would hold as many calories as an average light lunch."
Oh dear. Going on yesterday's intake of sweet sweet beery goodness, I might as well skip food for the rest of the week. Oh no wait, I won't.
Drunkorexia, like anorexia, or reikiorexia is something I will never suffer from. Not while kebabs and dodgy looking burgers taste even more delish after a few scoops. Wine WITH food is yummy, actually food in general is rather yummy. I pity the folk who cannot enjoy either without adding a disorder to the mix.
Drunkorexia? Bollocks, if you're not eating because you value drink more than food, then -let's call a spade a spade here- you've got a drink problem. If you put alcohol above anything, say family or work you've got a drink problem. Dressing it up in pithy titles won't change it.
Drunkorexia, I doubt it, but I'm going to go with being against it.
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