They seem to come up with new terms and definitions for anything and everything these days. Case in point, drunkorexia.
Drunkorexia: depriving oneself of food as a way of “saving calories” for booze.
I’m fairly certain this phenomenon is mostly seen in the college age bracket, but you never know. I lived in a sorority house for two years and there was definitely a mix of healthy and unhealthy dietary habits – as well as drinking habits. You don’t need to be a registered dietician to know that replacing vital nutrients with alcohol is a bad idea. Depriving your body of key vitamins and minerals is bad enough. But filling the calorie gap with EtOH almost seems worse.
Personally, I tend to do the opposite. I’m a “lightweight” and I know it, so there’s no way I can handle drinking on an empty stomach.
For the college kids out there (or alumni), have you noticed drunkorexic behavior? Is this a thing?
Me, getting “iced” at 7 am before heading to Vegas for my bachelorette party.