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    I can totally relate about the sneaking food. Mine was when I was eating disordered though. I would barely eat, and when I did it was usually diet/vegetarian crap, so I would end up sneaking junk food. My favorite thing to make was a mix of sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and a bit of canola oil--basically a delicious brownie batter. I would do it almost nightly at one point. It was delicious though lol

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    A good friend of mine growing up had a doctor for a dad. He'd take us to much fancier places than I was used to going with my family. I still remember how she would grab the bread basket and just eat the butter pats.

    Maybe she had something there...
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    I've spent the last week browsing this thread... still only on page 170, lol. But check out this epic CW moment in the news:

    Denmark's "fat tax" targets butter, burgers

    (CBS/AP) A fatty cheeseburger may take a toll on your health, but if you live in Denmark, it's also about to take a toll on your wallet.

    Denmark has imposed a "fat tax" on fatty foods in an effort to convince Danes to eat healthier. The tax is a complex one, in which rates will correspond with the percentage of fat in a product. The value of the tax is about $3.00 for every 2.2 pounds of saturated fat.

    For example, a burger will increase in price by about $0.15, and a small package of butter could cost around $0.40 more under the new plan.

    The tax was approved by large majority in a parliament in March as a move to help increase the average life expectancy of Danes - which has fallen below the international average of 79 years - by three years over the next 10 years.

    Other European countries, including Denmark, have higher fees on sugar and soft drinks, but Linnet Juul, food director at Denmark's Confederation of Industries said he believes Denmark is the first country in the world to tax fatty foods.

    "Higher fees on sugar, fat and tobacco is an important step on the way toward a higher average life expectancy in Denmark," health minister Jakob Axel Nielsen said when he first introduced the idea in 2009, because "saturated fats can cause cardiovascular disease and cancer."

    Some Danes are skeptical the tax will succeed. Mathias Buch Jensen, of Copenhagen, told The Guardian that "Danes are big fans of butter."

    "Knowing the Danes, it could have the opposite effect," Buch Jensen said. "Like naughty children, when they are told not to do something, they do it even more."

    But would a "fat tax" work in the U.S.? Dr. Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, told CBS News in an email that a tax like this would be "impossible" to pass in the States.

    "We can't even get a tax passed on sugary beverages, which ought to be an easy target," she told CBS News.

    Nestle also questions the importance of saturated fat for lowering heart disease risk, which "remains to be proven." But she thinks if the tax's goal were to prevent skyrocketing obesity rates, then taxes should be imposed on other major sources of calories - like grain-based or dairy desserts, alcoholic beverages, pizza and pasta dishes, sodas.

    Said Nestle, "I'm for imposing the highest possible taxes on companies that market sugary drinks in general and junk foods to kids in particular."
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    True confessions time.

    A few years ago, I could not stay out of the dog food and dog treats. No matter what I tried I ended up scarfing down over eight cups of dry dog food a day. Didn't matter that I could see the bones and hair in it. No matter where I hid it, no matter what I told myself I would consume it by the double handful.
    I was experiencing very heavy periods, almost to the point of hemmorhage and one day it dawned on me that I should probably be taking an iron supplement. Oh, maybe a multi vitamin as well. Just as soon as I started taking those I walked away from the dog food and never looked back. Obviously I was trying to replace something my body was lacking.

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    Nestle also questions the importance of saturated fat for lowering heart disease risk, which "remains to be proven." But she thinks if the tax's goal were to prevent skyrocketing obesity rates, then taxes should be imposed on other major sources of calories - like grain-based or dairy desserts, alcoholic beverages, pizza and pasta dishes, sodas.

    Said Nestle, "I'm for imposing the highest possible taxes on companies that market sugary drinks in general and junk foods to kids in particular."
    For someone named Nestle, she seems to know what she's talking about with regards to nutrition.

    Why can't we put people like her in charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybuns View Post
    True confessions time.

    A few years ago, I could not stay out of the dog food and dog treats. No matter what I tried I ended up scarfing down over eight cups of dry dog food a day. Didn't matter that I could see the bones and hair in it. No matter where I hid it, no matter what I told myself I would consume it by the double handful.
    I was experiencing very heavy periods, almost to the point of hemmorhage and one day it dawned on me that I should probably be taking an iron supplement. Oh, maybe a multi vitamin as well. Just as soon as I started taking those I walked away from the dog food and never looked back. Obviously I was trying to replace something my body was lacking.
    I've actually read an article recently that points to an upswing of instances of people eating things that aren't food. Things like chalk and dirt. I think it's because more people are eating unhealthy foods and despite the fact that obesity is on the rise, it's a sign that we're actually STARVING. So much of what people call "food" is so nutritionally poor that our bodies are driving us to eat more of anything, even looking for nutrients in things that no one would consider to be food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonGraveWolf View Post
    I've actually read an article recently that points to an upswing of instances of people eating things that aren't food. Things like chalk and dirt. I think it's because more people are eating unhealthy foods and despite the fact that obesity is on the rise, it's a sign that we're actually STARVING. So much of what people call "food" is so nutritionally poor that our bodies are driving us to eat more of anything, even looking for nutrients in things that no one would consider to be food.
    Water, water everywhere and not a drop making it out of the fat cells? But no seriously some people are just weak willed. Even when I was pre-diabetic and eternally hungry (at least the insulin sensitivity's improved...) I never gave in to the urge to lick mold off the door hinges. At least not for less than 5 bucks.
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    Didn't really mean to kick off a string describing how nutritional gaps causes eating more of the bad 'foods'... or even non-foods from what y'all have written, but it's a neat discussion!

    Reading these makes me realize that my hoarding of brown sugar, salt and graham crackers w/ a tub of frosting (at different times) in my bedroom during my teen years was a real symptom of malnutrition. We had real butter and cheese in the fridge, and Mom would cook with them, but we were severely chastised if we ever went for more than she'd doled out -- "because we'd had plenty put into the meal".

    I had periodic cravings for paper, lots of ice, even spent a couple of months where I'd spread Elmer's glue thinly on my hand, let it dry and eat the slightly salty results....ewwww!
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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybuns View Post
    True confessions time.

    A few years ago, I could not stay out of the dog food and dog treats. No matter what I tried I ended up scarfing down over eight cups of dry dog food a day. Didn't matter that I could see the bones and hair in it. No matter where I hid it, no matter what I told myself I would consume it by the double handful.
    I was experiencing very heavy periods, almost to the point of hemmorhage and one day it dawned on me that I should probably be taking an iron supplement. Oh, maybe a multi vitamin as well. Just as soon as I started taking those I walked away from the dog food and never looked back. Obviously I was trying to replace something my body was lacking.
    Wow, thats really intense. And here I thought that eating play-dough as a kid was odd. Thank you for sharing.
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    A few years ago I had a thing where I wanted everything I ate to be burnt...especially waffles, I would toast them to blackness and only when they were hard as a brick would they be good enough to eat. Ice was a favorite snack of mine because the crunch soothed me. I later ended up in the hospital with a blood count of 4- I could have died and had no idea I had anemia. So if you find yourself craving things like ice, dirt or paper check your iron levels.

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