“Drunkorexia? No, it sounds like a lack of drinking,” Donovan Hightower said. “I don’t know. What is that?”
Uh, try the lack of food in order to compensate calories for binge drinking later on.
Right now, there’s no official diagnosis, but recent studies show it’s pretty popular among the college crowd.
In fact, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism says more than 40% of college students admit they’re binge drinkers.
And drunkorexia doesn’t discriminate either. Both girls and guys say they skip meals so they can consume unlimited amounts of booze.
It works like this — a drunkorexian would trade in a Chipotle burrito totaling over 600 calories, so they can guzzle down a bottle of beer, glass of white wine and maybe a margarita. That’s already over 400 calories.
And if the goal is to get wasted, we’re guessing folks won’t stop there.
But before you raise a glass or two…
“You’re being exposed to long periods of time when you’re malnourished and not getting what you need,” Dr. Hanh said. “And then you’re exposing yourself to high levels of alcohol.”
Hey, watch out when you go you to party, people. Drink and eat responsibly!