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I have the brain of a cocaine addict? (or the brain of a rat?!) ??

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Who knew?
I just read these two articles... I've always known that I can't eat "just one" Oreo, or two, or however many a serving size includes. When I read SparkPeople articles that refer to repackaging favorite foods, like putting each serving of cookie into its own zippy bag, so that one only eats what is in that bag, instead of trying to eat "just one" out of the entire opened bag of cookies (or ice cream, or cake or brownies or potato chips or crisps, or whatever is addictive to you.), I just laugh and laugh because some of those ideas are out of touch with (my) reality... and that is, I can't have any bag of Oreos in my house, because I will hunt down and devour every Oreo (that wasn't already eaten up by the other addicted people in the same general location.).

And contrary to these studies, I really prefer to eat my Oreos biting straight down, getting both the cookie sides as well as the middles. I've tried the "eat middles first" route and, well, it just takes too long, and I just like that crispy cookie texture as much as I like the middles "frosting" texture.

So now I don't feel odd being around recovering cocaine addicts - I can empathize, being a recovering Oreos addict myself. It's hard.

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    I wouldn't keep single shots of whiskey in MY house. Just saying....
    1707 days ago
    I also watched the ABC world news talked about "Rats eating Oreo story." Yes, Oreo is a pretty scary stuff. I also can't stop eating once I reached the Oreo bag. So I will stay away. Good luck to all of us.
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    1707 days ago
    I was also a bite straight down girl when I ate Oreos. They are addictive! I was amazed that the same pleasure center that lights up for cocaine addicts when exposed lit up when the rats ate the oreos! So, definitely not going back to eating Oreos!

    Sugary, salty, fatty snacks all do that. Pretty scary! I found for me that salty snacks were absolutely the worst to give up. Worse than sugar.
    1707 days ago
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