August 22nd, 2005

Can't stop posting...clowns will eat me

Usually when I eat carbohydrates (whole wheat bread and rice, more specifically), I have a harder time purging them out. Why is this? Is it because these are not complex carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, and digest/are absorbed very easily? I know that whole wheat/multigrain is more complex than white, but I cannot get it out of my system and I don't know what to do or think.
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pH values in food vs stomach acid

Here is a table that I found of common pH values... and it doesn't look like stomach acid is THAT much more highly acidic than, say, vinegar or lemon juice, which at least I commonly use in cooking and in teaspoon amounts to stop myself from eating other things.

If the huge concern about purging is that stomach acid rots your teeth, shouldn't people also be getting warnings about consuming too much vinegar or lemon/lime juice? I know that when I purge, I also a) drink a ton of water beforehand to hopefully dilute some of the acid and b) rinse my mouth out afterwards. I never do that when eating pickles or making stir-fry (I use lemon or lime juice to stirfry veggies in, in lieu of oil). So which is hurting my teeth more? The throwing up, or the 'sensible' eating habits/crutches I try to use to prevent myself from doing that?

Thoughts?

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I wrote this [poem] yesterday and I thought it was relevent. I'm not sure if it is triggering or not, so I decided to put it behind a cut. Feel free to tell me what you think!

But before that... how does hunger make you feel? If it was an animal, what would it be? If you want, create an animal with combined characteristics of different animals. Fun discussion, yes?

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