M & M Stupor
I ate way too many M & M’s today. I try not to snack on that shit, but when we have a big bowl of them in the office I loose track of the handfuls I grab on my way by. Today I lost control. I compulsively ate M & M’s until I felt nauseous. Which is exactly how I feel now.
This led me to research the effects of Binge Eating chocolate, or in this case, specifically M & M’s. One of the physical consequences of binge eating chocolates are the major blood sugar swings it puts your body through. These swings lead to more addictive quality cravings, stomach pain, intolerance to heat/cold and headaches. Some of the emotional effects of binge eating chocolates are depression, panic attacks, lack of concentration, hopelessness and anxiety.
So, of course I decided to follow the rabbit hole a little bit deeper. An estimated 5% of Americans are binge eaters. Binge eating occurs on average at least twice a week for 6 month increments of time. Binge eaters eat until they feel uncomfortably full (me with the m&m’s), eat when not hungery (every time I pass the jar), feel disgusted with themselves after eating (shrug) and get depressed and feel guilty when done their “binge episode.” Binge eating leads to obesity. Obesity is now fast approaching tobacco as the top underlying preventable cause of death in the USA.
Eat more Fruit
Conclusion: Eat more Fruit. Now, there is no rabbit hole here, it is more like a heavenly cloud guided by Milarepa floating you upward towards shangri la. Here are some of the benefits of eating fruit: fruit is 100% cholesterol free, fruit stimulates memory, fruit is high in fibers, fruit doesn’t make your tummy hurt, fruit is natural, like the human body fruit is made up of mostly water and if you’re not hungry, you can drink fruit!
I really want an apple. Don’t you?