Drunkorexia* involves calorie restriction prior to alcohol consumption. This behavior is typically done to reduce total calorie intake and/or to enhance alcohol’s intoxicating effect. Dr. Simon Sherry discussed the interplay between alcohol and food with Serena McNiff. Click here to read more.
*Dr. Sherry joins Choquette et al. (2019) in thinking “food and alcohol disturbance” is a better term than “drunkorexia.” The term drunkorexia runs the risk of trivializing a potentially serious problem with links to anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders.