I’ve been tied up with other business today, so I don’t have time for a full-length post. However, a reader pointed me to these “Freaky Eaters” videos, which I find interesting. (Sorry, you’ll have to watch a brief commercial before each one.)
Let’s start with a “freaky eater” who only consumes meat – and no, I’m not talking about Gary Taubes:
I couldn’t help but notice the meat addict doesn’t seem to have a weight problem, despite eating what amounts to around five pounds of meat per day. He seems to prefer fatty meats, so his calorie intake could easily exceed 6,000 per day. I wonder what the calories in vs. calories out fanatics would say about this guy?
I feel sorry for his wife, seeing her own father die of heart disease and now fearing her husband will do the same, but I doubt her father lived almost exclusively on meat. That’s probably just the part of his diet the doctors chose to blame.
Now let’s look at what being addicted to corn starch can do to a person:
Two pounds of corn starch vs. five pound of meat. Quite a difference. (And before anyone points in out, yes, I realize these two people could have completely different body types.) Judging by the family photos on the wall, the corn-starch addict has gained rather a lot of weight since her addiction began. I sure hope she gets over it someday.
Finally, here’s someone who can’t stop eating cheesy potatoes:
The narrator just had to mention that the potato addict is consuming 176 grams of fat per day. I probably consume that much fat on many days myself. But it would take me a month to consume as much starch as this women eats in a day.
My diet is mixed, but if I ever decide to go freaky, I’m definitely modeling my diet after meat addict’s.