Warning! A new and scary trend is hitting college campuses.
Drunkorexia is a practice that straddles the line between alcohol disorder and eating disorder. It’s gaining popularity among millennials looking to avoid weight-gain from booze or get a faster buzz. It involves skipping meals and exercising heavily before drinking. And then taking laxatives or diuretics or vomiting after the drinking is done.
A recent study from the Research Society on Alcoholism suggests that drunkorexia is on the rise and the health consequences can be serious:
- Vitamin depletion
- Disordered eating
- Increased drinking/alcoholism
- Drinking to cope
The authors of the study say it’s extremely important to eat healthy and engage in healthy exercise, particularly if you choose to drink.