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Journal Entry: Wed Jun 13, 2012, 7:15 AM


I just suffered shock at advice I saw being given to a convention goer of how to keep her energy levels up while at a convention...

- Hold soda in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it, as your mouth absorbs the sugars quicker
- Drink OJ with sugar added to it
- Honey sticks

Basically, the advice given was "SUGAR, AND LOTS OF IT!"


I don't know what people are taught about health in the USA, but clearly it's VERY different to the UK. People, PLEASE don't live on sugar at a convention! Not only is it bad for your teeth, but bad for your health, and it's NOT the best source of energy there is!

Eating regularly and healthily, especially wholemeals, will provide you with a much healthier and long-lasting source of energy. Sure, you may get a brief rush from a Red Bull, but you'll have a crash as well. I know none of us take the best care of ourselves at cons, but at least TRY to get in a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner. And drink plenty of water!!

And definitely don't advocate an "all sugar" diet to others. Pocky and Monster are not meals.

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Suzanimated Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
GABLE-CAT Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I have the bad habit of not eating anything at cons. I pretty much just run on adrenaline all day and then crash when I get home. Soooo wont be doing that again.
LuluDeathkisser Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That right there.....just appalls me D= That right there....just proves we're not healthy a healthy country in the least. And so it's SAD T_T America's; at it's best worst.
BirthOfTheEasternSun Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
It hurts me to know that some people actually believe that stuff. Even just taking high school human biology teaches you that stuff is a bunch of lies, or at least it does here in Canada.

Seriously, holding soda in your mouth to absorb the sugar faster? SERIOUSLY? Ugh.
TheRenRen6 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Pocky and Monster arent food???!!!!! Kelly you just ruined my lunch for me!!! TT.TT jk jk jk I dont do that especially at cons!! I did that ONCE and its NEVER going to be repeated AGAIN!! But im glad your telling people this Kelly honestly some people really do live off of sugar at cons and in everyday life! Its scary! O.o
Fujin06 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Normally I bring food along with me, but for some retarded reason they banned outside food and drinks at the con this year (which you already know :P) so all the poor people that dont have money to spend on ridiculously expensive food get to suffer and rely on just the water fountains....
kittyneko903 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, man. u have a point with that... O.O
Chaos-InsanityFlames Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha! People are weird over here, so don't take that advice. I think people will die faster if we do that...
Rosebudstar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist

I hope she didnt do that.

an American

P.S. this is what americans are taught about food : [link]
CheckeredCatDraggy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Anyone who relies on soda for the entire con and not water is an idiot in my book. Just two foods that saved me last Metrocon when my stomach was acting up were APPLES and YOGURT! And dont forget Maruchan cup ramen and pears. Many people say ramen isnt healthy food but OMG those cup ramen were like a GODLY BEAST to me! @W@
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