Thursday, May 9, 2013

There's always room for all the chocolate.

Date: May 9, 2013 Time: 11:54 am
Current state: Alert

Location: The Hallway
Weather: Froggy

Today's menu :
Kashi GoLean Crunch (I'll be amazed if I have teeth by the end of this week)
Honey Greek Yoghurt
Coffee w/milk
Vegan lunch from catering
Chicken and veg
Lo fat/cal ice cream

Today I am poised in the hallway outside of a conference room, making sure an all day conference runs on time, so I'm coming at you from a cozy couch. I think I'm just going to work here every day.

Today I was reading Jezebel (btw, if you're a woman and you don't read it, you should) and I found an article on a new study from Michigan State University linking binge eating and women. To summarize the best way this non-science person can, their research in lab rats found that female rats tended to binge more than male rats; this is because food (especially sweets) made the pleasure center of the female rat brains go "Oh f&*$ yeah!!!" more so than the male rat brains.

This is your brain on chocolate.

If you want a more scientific explanation, go read the study.

Unfortunately due to lack of time and general work busy-ness (I started writing this at 11:30 and it's now after 2:00) I can't really write a long response, but I would like to say gee-thanks-a-lot-and-screw-you to science for continued inequality between the genders. Not only do women get the joy of experiencing menstruation and childbirth, and should a transgender female want to transition to male she won't get to have a functioning no-no (while a man transitioning to a female can totally get a lovely and fully functioning yoni...I really don't know why this is bothering me so much...SO off-topic), now we are genetically predisposed to stuff our faces?? Well F that S.

So let's hear it ladies! I want to know your thoughts on the subject: do you feel women tend to binge more than men? Hit me in the comments, and if you can't, email me here and I'll post your feedback tomorrow.

Summer out.

1 comment:

Arwen said...

I would guess that has to do with the fact that women need a higher body fat ratio than men (mostly to support all that reproductive stuff we have). Book: