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Consumerotic

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kon soom er otik

Sentence: Although already thin, Skinny Minnie adopted a consumerotic attitude towards dining. She ate only healthy, lean, dietetically nutritional foods. She was passionate about passion fruit, loved dates and enjoyed the nut in all nutritional foods. She devoured everything she ate and savoured each morsel. She had highly effective metabolism (don't you hate her?) and could burn calories just by devouring goodies with her eyes (I do). Yes, she was drop fed gorge-ous!

Etymology: Consume (eat, devour,use up) & Erotic (giving pleasure; sexually arousing)

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Sometimes I worry about you Nosila - galwaywegian, 2010-01-14: 07:48:00

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Ritestuffing

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ryte stuf fing

Sentence: Ava Dupois had developed a system called ritestuffing to try and watch her calories. If she ordered a big juicy hamburger with all the trimmings, she would be sure to order a diet soda with which to wash it down. Her logic being that the no calories in the soda would counteract the many calories of the burger. In her mind, you could undo all the harm that your favourite fatty foods might do simply by counterbalancing with non-caloric foods. By the same ritestuffing philosophy, she'd eat apple pie with low-cal frozen yogurt on top;mix rum with diet Coke; wash down chocolate cake with skim milk and eat French fries with diet ketchup. She dreamed she could market her philosophy and become the next big diet guru to make a fortune. Move over Jenny Craig and WeightWatchers! Although mentally she felt skinnier using ritestuffing, for some reason, she was having problems fitting into her clothes. This of course she put down to the theory of the dreaded shrinkhangers that lurked in her closet.

Etymology: Rite (ritual,of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals; any customary observance or practice)& Stuffing (overeating or eating immodestly; make a pig of oneself; fillng completely)& The Right Stuff (You've got what it takes, and then some!)

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metrohumanx Goddess of glee! Pasha of puns! Ava Dupois, INDEED! - metrohumanx, 2008-08-13: 03:33:00

Very nice - OZZIEBOB, 2008-08-13: 18:23:00

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Munchrite

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: munch - ryt

Sentence: Marissa was very much involved in munchrite; a ceremonial 'dining' wherein she would endlessly and devotedly chomp on granola bars, a variety of nuts and dried fruits and other organic foods that she believed would insure her lasting health and vitality.

Etymology: Blend of 'munch' (to snack esp. extensively or frequently) and 'rite' (a formal or ceremonial act or procedure prescribed or customary in religious or other solemn use)

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right on the mark - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-13: 10:31:00

metrohumanx And don't forget the entrail mix. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-13: 19:57:00

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Oddballimia

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: od bal EE mee ah

Sentence: Candy can't understand why she can't lose weight. She scrupulously avoids starches after 5:00 pm ("it turns right to fat"). She always carefully counts her daily calories. She eats lots of celery ("it takes more calories to digest it than it has in it, so that's negative calories"). She also eats a lot of spicy foods too ("that revs your metabolism and burns more calories"). Of course, drinks don't really count because they are mostly water; the same goes for soup. And everyone knows that the bites you take while you're cooking, to "taste test" the food, don't count. She does eat whatever is left on her kids' plates, but those calories don't count either because she eats standing up.

Etymology: oddball + bulimia

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Skimcal

Created by: Jmakin

Pronunciation:

Sentence: By skimcaling her dinner Alice got to eat her cake and have it too.

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Manicmange

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: man-ik-monj

Sentence: Jenny Craig insists that manicmange is healthy for their overweight clients.

Etymology: manic (frenzy) + mange (to eat en francais)

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Gourmandate

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: goŏrmändāt

Sentence: Rudy has tried every diet that has come down the pike. The latest? The gourmandate. You eat as many dates as you possibly can on the theory that you overwhelm the digestive system so that it can’t possibly process the excess. Has he lost any weight? What do you think?

Etymology: gourmand (a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much) + mandate (an official order or commission to do something) + date (a sweet, dark brown, fruit)

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Alphabedining

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: alfa be dyn ing

Sentence: Being a slave to fad dieting, Trixie had found a new regime to try. It was called alphabedining and basically you could order whatever you wanted as long as you ate fruits and vegetables in the alphabetical order of their names. So she would eat the apples, apricots or avocados first. Then the bananas, beans, beets next. By LMNO, she was usually full. At this rate, Trixie would never get to eat yams or zucchini again.

Etymology: Alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language) & Dining (eating,consuming food)

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Glutsploit

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /glʌtsplɔɪt/

Sentence: He spent much effort tyring to glutsploit his diets and fitnesse his exercise schemes, searching for a lazy way to lose weight. He did succeed in losing weight, but in the end, his complicated methods involved more work than he would have spent on calorie-counting and daily exercise. Some think that his weight loss was due more to the extreme stress caused by his methods than it was to the methods themselves.

Etymology: From glut + exploit

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Wow - no wonder it took you so long to get that sentence out - Jabberwocky, 2007-06-20: 12:36:00

That actually only took a few minutes. I just had to go teach my classes for the day beforehand, and I wanted to get a word out first in hopes of gleaning some morning votes. - ErWenn, 2007-06-20: 18:01:00

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Vegebation

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: veg/uh/bey/shun

Sentence: Vegebation is the peculiar ritual Jenny practises. She is a vegetarian who only drinks her food. She juicers all her vegetables and tofu together and drinks her meals. Vegebation is part of the 'X-Man' cultasy which proclaims that this activity will reduce the side effects of youthanesia and prevent wear and tear on teeth and reduce facial aging lines from chewing.

Etymology: VEGEBATION - noun - fro VEGETARIAN (a person who does not eat meat) + LIBATION (the act of drinking; the drinking of a liquid offering as a religious ritual)

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metrohumanx Excellent ento! At least she's not reduced to mastication. - metrohumanx, 2008-08-13: 03:36:00

Eggcellent - Mustang, 2008-08-13: 08:23:00

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-08-13: 10:27:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-20: 01:30:00
Today's definition was inspired by Robert J. Sawyer's Rollback. It may be science fiction, but when Rob gets rolling you can't help but laugh at the details of our daily lives -- like eating pizza. Rollback's pizza moment starts off with, "She was used to the way her husband ate pizza, but couldn't actually say she liked it", and then jumps right into the gory details. Thanks Rob! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-06-20: 04:41:00
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'Why are you licking your pizza?'

DEFINITION: v. tr. To eat in a peculiar or ritualistic manner in an effort to lose weight while consuming more. n. An idiosyncratic method of eating, usually adopted for "health reasons".

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