Addiction Factoid

A normal, healthy amount of food for an average teenager or adult is about 1,800- 2,600 calories a day.

During a bingeing episode, it is not unusual for someone to eat 20 to 25 times that amount, which is more than 50,000 calories – which is roughly equivalent to an entire extra-large pepperoni pizza, a tub of ice cream, a package of cookies, a bag of potato chips, and an entire cake.

Bulimics might engage in this type of eating several times a day.

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Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

2 thoughts on “Addiction Factoid

  1. This proves that tolerance is a factor in binge eating. Most people would die if they did that. The stomach and intestines, gallbladder, liver and pancreas could not withstand the overload. Scary.

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