A New Eating Vocabulary – Are You Hangry or Alcorexic?

Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out,
but I can usually sedate her with four or five cupcakes.

I can’t overeat anymore and at one time I was a champion overeater! But I discovered I can evereat! That translates into continuous eating or eating with only small breaks.  It’s a good thing I have a day job or I’d be back to 300 pounds. Evereating is one of those new terms used in food-nutrtion-workout-diet circles. And, WOW, do we go in circles! Evereating is a compulsion to eat everything in sight but it is continuous eating not a one time binge or sitting.

Another word that has just come into my personal vocabulary is hangry. The Urban Dictionary defines hangry as: When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.

Alcorexia is another Dana told us about in my Biggest Winner session and you’ve got love the Urban dictionary for this one:

1. alcorexia
Alcorexia is a syndrome where a person on diet will drink but not eat, in order to consume fewer calories. You end up at this bad result from some simple logical steps:

1) You are on diet and counting calories.
2) You are going out for drinks with friends. You’ve got to be social!
3) You realise that beer and wine have a lot of calories.
4) You have to decide how to avoid going “over budget” for your calories – eat supper and drink water later, or skip supper and go drinking?
5) You decide to go drinking!
6) You drink on an empty stomach
7) Hilarity ensues. Hilarity often includes falling over or vomiting.

I’ll stop there for today! Thanks for listening and if you wonder what hangry looks like, image Norm offering me chocolates the day before weigh-in! That’s more than cranky!!!!  ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on February 23, 2012.

3 Responses to “A New Eating Vocabulary – Are You Hangry or Alcorexic?”

  1. Ban bars and TV that promotes eating and drinking and there’d be a lot of thinner humans.

  2. […] We love this food timeline/infographic! […]

  3. […] we have to just invent words to cover the meaning like “hangry” and “alcholrexic”. I thought of one about a week ago as I was trying to justify a certain food (a toasted pretzel […]

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