The Jedi often talk about Bulimia. People think we are on the war path to attack bulimics. That is not the case. I, JediJoy, was bulimic for over 15 years. During this time I had daily torment.
The reason why the Jedi bring up bulimia, is because we have the cure. The way to cure bulimia is to cut out caffeine, alcohol and sugar. This is not something most bulimics want to do. I did not want to get over bulimia because I enjoyed having my cake and eating it to. I had been anorexic at a young age and bulimia was so much easier, so I thought.
Bulimia is not easier. Bulimia is a silent killer. It slowly destroys the body and makes a human susceptible to all kinds of diseases, disorders, candida overgrowth, diabetes and cancer. Sugar feeds cancer. That is how cancer survives. Bulimics eat massive amounts of sugar a day.
The American Heart Association recommends that men only consume 30 grams of sugar a day and woman consume no more than 25 grams a day. Havoc is created in the body, when a human consumes above these amounts. The body can only process 25-30 grams of sugar a day. Beyond that it stores the rest as fat or feeds diseases and cancer.
25-30 grams of sugar a day is one apple. Most humans are consuming anywhere from hundreds to thousands of grams of sugar a day. Especially Americans. Americans on average consume more sugar daily and yearly than any other country. Obesity has become a huge issue in America due to the overconsumption of sugar.
Celebrities have been known to have eating disorders. When I was young I would read about this one or that one that was anorexic or bulimic. Now we barely hear about eating disorders, as they take over society. It is so common to be bulimic in Hollywood and modeling. Almost every model is bulimic and most actors, comedians and musicians as well.
Fans do not want to believe that the dreamy celebrity is throwing up every meal, but it is a fact. The thing is these celebs are given a ton of money to stay in shape. As the food has gotten worse and Starbucks reaches new heights of wealth, the people have gotten fatter.
Starbucks is directly related to the increase in bulimia and obesity. Prior to Starbucks, people generally only consumed coffee from home and small coffee shops, occasionally. I know I worked in one. Then the Starbucks fad rolled in. It was hip to sport a Starbucks in hand. Celebs will promote Starbucks for free. They are addicted.
The reason why Starbucks is such a bad option is the combination of large amounts of caffeine, sugar and dairy. Prior to the Starbucks fad, most people would not have the amount of calories, sugar and caffeine shots in a regular cup of coffee then what they receive in the Starbucks beverage.
Starbucks has been confused with being healthy. Starbucks Frappuccinos have more Fat, Calories and Sugar than a McDonalds milkshake. A Starbucks breakfast sandwich has more Fat, Calories and Sugar than a McDonalds Egg McMuffin. This should be shocking to people. Most people assume Starbucks is healthier than other fast food. It is actually worse than most other fast food restaurants.
The problem with the caffeine as well as the sugar issues, is caffeine ultimately tells the body to store fat. Caffeine numbs the senses and hormones. People often believe caffeine gives them energy. Instead caffeine dulls the senses. It tells the insulin regulating hormone to relax and not produce as much insulin.
When the insulin hormones are not producing fully, the blood sugar rises. When the blood sugar rises the body produces more insulin. Insulin tells the body to store fat and go into a dormant mode. By consuming caffeine the body will produce more insulin, which will tell the body to store more fat. This is the opposite of what most people are trying to achieve when consuming caffeine.
The celebs are showing that it is okay to overeat and have a Starbucks in hand every minute. It is hard to find a candid shot of some of the bulimic celebs without a drink in hand. It is usually a Starbucks. Celebs have every incentive to overeat and throw up. They go to functions and eat all day. Then they need to be thin, so the best option is to eat in front of people and barf in private.
It is not only the celebs doing this, but they are the models that the kids are looking up to. When a celeb encourages sugar addiction, kids think its okay to overeat and over-consume. Bulimia is gross, it’s unhealthy and will ultimately destroy the body from the inside out. I almost died before I finally gave up this horrible addiction.
I got over bulimia by cutting out caffeine, alcohol and sugar and eating an all beef diet.
JediJoy is an expert in eating and nutrition & a combat special-ops Air Force Veteran.
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