This whole thing about eating less has got me in quite a state.  I love food but I can’t eat much of it. Now. What to do? I look at food pictures.  It’s not as if social media isn’t full of food posts already.  Somehow, I managed to hit pay dirt and clicked on the mother lode of all food porn.  Youtube videos taking about food, about people eating food and this crazy internet thing called mukbang and oogui. When I first heard about it, I thought it was totally crazy and weird.

I was in total shock when I first saw the videos.  How could anyone consume that much food?  I have a healthy appetite but even I can’t finish whatever it is they are trying to eat up.  What do they do afterwards?  Do they throw up what they ate?  I think they’d be able to do that for the last few bites but not if they’d been eating for like half an hour.  How does a small slip of a Japanese woman pack away more bowls of gyudon than two sumo wrestlers combined?  Watch here and be shocked. Seriously unthinkable.

Nonetheless, there’s that perverse sense of satisfaction in watching those videos since I’m avoiding sugar, simple carbs and fatty foods.  Especially so when they eat the super spicy Korean Fire Noodle Mukbang.  It’s like I’m eating vicariously through them which is all I have for now.  Oddly enough, just the thought of eating all that food actually made me lose my appetite. (Good for me I guess.)  It’s like I fill that eating hole emotionally without having to actually eat.  The fact that they’re eating giant-size quantities are enough to discourage me from giving in to cravings.   I’d be in trouble if I watched regular food review videos with regular serving sizes.  Those seemed normal and cravable (if there is such a word).  Already subscribed to the channel of Strictly Dumpling.  I’m totally fangirling.

You can tell that I’ve gotten familiar with watching food videos in youtube in a relatively short amount of time thanks to trying to eat healthy and less. Whenever people ask me what I do when I get cravings, I just tell them about my guilty pleasure activity of watching mukbang or oogui and that fills me up. And if that doesn’t work, I just officially declare it a cheat day and continue with the diet after I finish whatever it is I ended up eating.


4 thoughts on “Guilty Pleasures

  1. I am right now binging on chocolate bars, after having read blogs about desserts and had such a big craving for chocolate anything. Have enjoyed your posts. Will follow.


    1. I had to check out what in the world a Fire Noodle Mukbang was. Cuz as a Korean, I’ve never heard of such a thing. From other videos, I saw that it’s the one instant ramen that I haven’t tried yet from the Korean grocery stores. Knowing that’s it’s gonna be fire hot, I’m gonna go get me a pack to try. Thanks for letting me know more about it, cuz I had been wonderin’ how it was gonna taste (my sis is usually my taste-tester).


      1. My nephew ate one and he was like I could do this. I’m just totally surprised at all the videos out on Youtube. Let me know how you find the fire noodles. I will live vicariously through others.


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