Drunkorexia - are you a victim?
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At some point, all of us have bargained with ourselves so we feel we have ‘earned’ a night out – a relatively harmless concept. Yet, as with everything, there are those taking it to the extreme. ‘Drunkorexia’ is the new eating disorder which sees some fasting themselves up to three days prior to a night out to lessen the calorific effect of binging. After all, avoiding a muffin top over those hot pants is far more important than health, right? Thursday afternoon lectures are packed with girls debating the night out ahead. Animatedly discussing their plans, they’ll loudly describe what they’re wearing, drinking and, bizarrely, eating. Determined not to let the high calorie count in alcohol affect them they’ll fast for the upcoming night, frequently only eating once a day in the days leading up to it. Proudly boasting about how little they’ve eaten, they’ll turn their heads in distain as someone walks by with a burger – all for the compliments they hope to receive in a new dress. Later, after the lack of food has backfired, their one meal will make a reappearance down the new dress and they will be taken home at twelve. Worth it? I think not.
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