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I think we don't get frozen custard here in the uk, probably due to some post-colonial prejudiced bullshit.

We don't get twinkies either ;-;
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Faust if you can't eat normal foods then I think a twinkie would literally kill you.
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Honestly, twinkies suck anyway. I was excited to try them and then it's just plastic tasting cream in a shitty sponge. The epitome of cliche crappy American food. I've never had one since.

That's not to say I don't like American food cause I love it and there's so many delicious options (Mexican) plus surprisingly there's a lot of healthy options too. It's particually smart how places like McDonald's in the US show how many calories each meal is, I've never seen that anywhere else.
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Honestly, twinkies suck anyway. I was excited to try them and then it's just plastic tasting cream in a shitty sponge. The epitome of cliche crappy American food. I've never had one since.

I eat like...one twinkie a year AT MOST.  It's usually good for about one bite and then I'm pretty much done eating it.  Earlier this year I had deep fried twinkie because I was at the local fair and well what else are you gonna eat there...it was nasty as fuck.

Deep fried oreo however was edible.  I'd never wanna eat it again, but it was at least Not Bad Tasting (just sorta tastes like chocolate cake really).
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yeah they're just objectively bad. obviously unhealthy, and they don't even taste good. not many people eat them, cuz there's only a very small market for that sort of thing.

like I'm not against saying that mickey D's (mcdonalds) tastes good in a sense, but twinkies uh, it's just really hard for me to imagine the context in which twinkies are actually desirable. well, outside of some desire to occasionally consume garbage that's terrible for you, which it seems like a lot of people get

I eat like...one twinkie a year AT MOST.  It's usually good for about one bite and then I'm pretty much done eating it.  Earlier this year I had deep fried twinkie because I was at the local fair and well what else are you gonna eat there...it was nasty as fuck.

Deep fried oreo however was edible.  I'd never wanna eat it again, but it was at least Not Bad Tasting (just sorta tastes like chocolate cake really).
yeah deep fried oreos are pretty good, but not really something worth going out of your way to get and it stinks of a mixture of globalization and artificial patriotism, of no historical or cultural relevance to anywhere
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Well it used to be the case that Twinkies were filled with banana creme, and I can only imagine that a filling like that would make them really REALLY good.

But some kind of WWII banana shortage or some crap led them to being made without the banana flavor. Even after the war ended, the super generic filling flavor must have caught on, since they never ever considered swapping back.

So now we are stuck with super generic flavor twinks and all the people just keep eating them up with zero regard for what could have been. Man, America sure does suck.
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That sounds fucking nasty. Do you know what your condition is called or is it just unknown for now Faust?
 
also i know the skin tastes good (on chicken) but i wouldn't eat it for good reasons (the dok martini/mordor crows loom in the horizon, everyone hiiiiiiide!! )... but i'll probably get strangulated by berserk dada or banned AT LEAST. ':^B
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That sounds fucking nasty. Do you know what your condition is called or is it just unknown for now Faust?
 
also i know the skin tastes good (on chicken) but i wouldn't eat it for good reasons (the dok martini/mordor crows loom in the horizon, everyone hiiiiiiide!! )... but i'll probably get strangulated by berserk dada or banned AT LEAST. ':^B

It is called CROHN'S DISEASE.

If you're intrigued, it's basically an immune-system defect which causes your system to attack FOREIGN BODIES within your intestines. This causes swelling, inflammation, severe pain, weight loss (duh lol), arthritis, and all manner of fun bowel-related hijynx (sic?!)

Basically FOREIGN BODIES is really arbitrary, like it's good that it's overactive when it comes to FIGHTING PLAGUE or whatever, but when your whole system shuts the fuck down because your immune system identifies some brown bread or rice as a TERRIBLE THREAT ALL SYSTEMS GO ATTACK then it's pretty shitty haha.
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My grandpa has this too, it's awful. There are a number of things he can eat, but almost everything is a no-go. He also can't eat any spices. Apparently he's constantly eating oatmeal to get his weight back up to a regular level.
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Huh, yeah my grampa has this too. It was weird though because he got it only like 5-10 years ago and its supposed to show early in life. I hope I don't get it (since my grampa has it I might have a genetic predisposition)
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That sucks for both your grandpas! :  (

But ya, before like twenty years ago, this was pretty much an exclusively old-person condition. SOMETHING HAPPENED OH NO like twenty-thirty years ago that means suddenly younger people have been developing it too.

Warped - it can be a genetic thing, yeah, most IBD shit is. Don't worry about it too much though - like getting shit like it when you're old is kind of par for the course - bodies just stop working well as you get old (lol i am good at teach science clearly). Besides, having a predisposition is no guarantee of getting it - so LIVE IT UP now and eat whatever you like!

(sorry for derail fun thread about bento box with talk of terrible diseases ;_; )


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its supposed to show early in life.

That's only recently actually. Like as a rule it used to pretty much only develop later in life. IT IS A CHANGING WORLD MY FRIENDS!!
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ahahaha, yikes... '':^B well, one has to have culinary pleasures in life sometimes, that won't kill ya...

also thanks for uh trust Faust. think positive: your immune system works TOO well, everyone else have non-superhuman immune dicks...!
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I just assumed the ability to gain weight was something anybody could accomplish with enough willpower and a diet of literally no-holds-barred with extra helpings of dessert after every meal.
I have real trouble gaining weight, but it's not a concern. When I eat bad food I either feel a bit ill or get acne. I've gone from 7 stone 8 (106 pounds) to  8 stone 6 (118 pounds) in like ... 2 years.

I imagine that when I eventually DO start gaining weight it's just gonna pile on, though, so I try to be a little careful.
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It's not always very easy to gain weight. Some people have trouble digesting food even if you don't have any kind of disease, that leaves you unable to eat large or heavy meals. I've never been a big eater either.
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A lot of the time when I see people saying they have a hard time gaining weight, it's usually because they're not eating nearly as much as they think are. To them, they're eating a lot, but the fact is that you're skinny because you don't eat a ton of food, you eat sensible portions and stop when you're full. I don't mean this in a derisive way or controversial at all. I've just known a bunch of people who say they can't gain weight no matter how hard they try, but they eat like 8 fries and half a burger and then stop, stuff like that. If you eat over 2000 calories and don't exercise it off, you will gain weight. You will also see how much 2000 calories really is: it's a lot.


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oh wow Faust you are only 105 lbs?! how tall are you? that seems dangerously underweight... and you have Crohn's Disease? ahh man, that sucks :< i had two close friends in high school who had Crohn's. although one was overweight and one was underweight, so i imagine the effects on digestion and weight can vary... my overweight friend with Crohn's basically only ate Taco Bell, rice, pizza, pastries, and snack foods like chips/crisps. quite a weird and unhealthy diet... but i guess it was what he saw as necessary, since in his experiences, it helped manage the unpleasant intestinal symptoms of his disease. :s Faust, what kinds of diet experimentation have you done? i'm curious as to what exactly your diet is. it seems there must be something you could do to gain weight... :o

in reference to goldenratio's post: i don't think it's really a good suggestion or method of encouragement to say "you can't gain weight because you're just not eating enough!! eat fries and milkshakes until you feel like you're gonna explode!". it oversimplifies a lot, ignoring the mental effects of foods, as well as the past experiences of the individuals-- maybe they don't eat a lot because in the past it has made them feel nauseous, and their body has grown used to the smaller amounts. heck, i used to have a really slow metabolism and low body weight because of anorexia, and when i started recovery (which is a process of trying to gain weight), i made the mistake of eating too much too fast, and i ended up involuntarily vomiting up what i had eaten. :s

anyway it is an especially worthless comment in the case of someone like Faust who has a disease that affects his digestion, and thus limits his food choices and amounts. and additionally, i would never really want to encourage unhealthy eating (i.e. lots of fast food, sugar, baked goods, trans fats, etc), even in cases of needing to gain weight. my suggestion would be that you can greatly increase calorie intake without sacrificing health-- for example, by regularly having lots of high-calorie smoothies (which might be a good method for someone who has digestion problems), or by eating calorically-dense healthy foods such as avocados, fatty salmon, steaks grilled in butter, etc... but yeah. anyway Faust, i hope that at some point you are able to find a healthy diet that allows you to gain weight and manage your condition! :>
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A lot of the time when I see people saying they have a hard time gaining weight, it's usually because they're not eating nearly as much as they think are. To them, they're eating a lot, but the fact is that you're skinny because you don't eat a ton of food, you eat sensible portions and stop when you're full. I don't mean this in a derisive way or controversial at all. I've just known a bunch of people who say they can't gain weight no matter how hard they try, but they eat like 8 fries and half a burger and then stop, stuff like that.
Well some people can't eat much more than that without feeling awful physically. Personally I prefer the sensation of being hungry to that of having eaten too much. People who have problems with digestion (even really minor ones) that make them feel bad when they eat a lot of food just can't really help it.
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