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Drunkorexia is a fairly new phenomenon where an individual limits daily calorie intake in order to be able to “drink” their calories. Usually, this is done in an effort to drink alcohol without gaining weight. There are multiple risks associated with drunkorexia. Drinking on an empty stomach will get you drunk faster, but this in turn reduces self-control and can lead to a night of making bad decisions. Binge eating, however, may follow because the individual is extremely hungry and having trouble controlling urges. Unfortunately, purging frequently follows the binge eating session. By limiting your daily calorie intake, individuals may not be getting nutrients needed to function properly during every day activities.
Moderation: Eat in moderation and you will not have to worry about limiting your calories in order to enjoy a drink or two.
Limits: Set limits on how much you will drink, and keep track of how many drinks you consume throughout an evening. (As a general rule for low-risk drinking, try to keep it to no more than three drinks in one sitting).
Choices: Choose drinks with a lower calorie content. Many mixed drinks are filled with sugar and loaded with calories.There are many options for low calorie beer.
Healthy Lifestyle: Eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis are the best ways to manage weight- you do not need to deprive yourself a meal!
Support: If you find yourself struggling ask family, friends, or seek professional help. UND offers free counseling services to students.
UND offers many resources to students beyond the University Counseling Center. These resources include: Student Health Services, Residence Services, University Police Department, Dean of Students (CARE team). If you would like to find out more information about these services look under the alcohol tab on the Heath & Wellness Hub homepage (http://und.edu/health-wellness/hub/alcohol.cfm).
Posted on March 13, 2014, in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Emotional, H&W Hub, Healthy UND/Healthy UND 2020, Social, Women's Health and tagged #drunkorexia, #healthyUND, #iamhealthyund. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.