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Friday, February 09, 2018
How a Binge Affects Your Weight
Substantial weight gain is a result of a consistently eating more calories than you burn. A 3,500-calorie surplus will cause you to gain 1 pound -- but it's quite hard to eat that much on top of what you need for daily maintenance to gain 1 pound in one night. Even if you had a pint of vanilla ice cream, five large chocolate chip cookies and half a 17-ounce family bag of nacho-cheese corn chips, you'd have had 3,230 calories. To gain weight, you'd need to eat more like 5,000 to 6,000 calories in one day.
Of course, if you keep up these binge sessions daily, or even once per week, you could undo any calorie deficit you create during the week and inhibit weight loss or even gain weight. But, a one-night affair is unlikely to do any permanent harm.