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Apr 6, 2011 04:01 PM

Have you ever OD'd on a food? And if you did, did you ever recover?

I think I overdid it and OD'd on ice cream.

I confess. I polished off a big bucket of honey walnut ice cream followed by an even bigger bucket of chocolate pistachio ice cream all in the span of about 2 days (well, really 32 hours to be exact). Blame it on the recent heat wave we had in LA this past week.

For some reason, the thought of having another spoonful of ice cream, of any kind, just seems so repulsive right now.

Have you ever OD'd on a food item? Did you recover? And, if so, how?

I think I need to detox. Go cold turkey maybe for a month or so. God speed ...

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  1. I hope this works for you. I OD on Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips when I was a teenager and to this day the thought of them makes me ill.

    1. I kind of wish I could OD on ice cream. Kind of. Maybe not. I hope you get over it before summer ends. Where are you getting the buckets of ice-cream.

      I've OD on maple-bacon candies and absinthe candies in the past. I've managed to get over the maple-bacon repulsion, in small doses. The thought or smell of absinthe is still nauseating.

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      1. re: scarmoza

        Homemade ice cream. I really love making ice cream (and eating it as well). Sort of like a hobby.

        I once OD'd on donuts, but that was more from working at a donut shop than eating too many of them.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Yeah, it's the homemade shit that'll kill ya. ;)

          I almost OD on donuts last week. Started the day off with Psycho Donuts and wanted to taste them all. After sampling half the dozen, I thought I'd never be able to have another donut again but later that night...after a few beers...I found myself ordering pork belly donuts at The Sycamore. Ended up with a donut hangover the next day.

          Maybe it's just an ice-cream hangover you're suffering from?

          1. re: scarmoza

            scarmoza, you're talking about Sycamore in the Mission, in SF? pork belly donuts?????

            1. re: mariacarmen

              Yep. They're a must try (even if pork or donuts are restricted from one's normal diet). The Syc also has a great beer menu.

            2. re: scarmoza

              omg +1 for a pork belly donut!

              I love chinese BBQ pork buns so I can just imagine the heavenly goodness that is the pork belly donut.

            3. re: ipsedixit

              Same issue with the donuts. Worked at a donut shop during college (29 years ago) and they gave us all the donuts we wanted at the end of the day. My family begged me to stop bringing them home and to this day, I can't eat them.

              1. re: baseballfan

                For me it wasn't so much eating too many donuts, but simply the smell of freshly fried sugar dough that finally got to me.

          2. When I was 14, I ODed on char siu (chinese BBQ pork). We were at a restaurant and it was so good, I couldn't help myself, even though I was really full. Drove the 10 minute drive home, felt really uncomfortable the whole way, got home and threw up in the driveway. Couldn't bring myself to eat charsiu for 8-9 years after that.

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              My brother did that years ago, when we were teenagers, after OD'ing at the Shakey's AYCE Buffet. We still refer to that as The Spaghetti Incident. It was pretty spectacular.

              1. re: Jelly71

                The Spaghetti Incident would be an awesome name for a band.

                1. re: bards4

                  Maybe they could open for the String Cheese Incident.

                  Or, perhaps the other way around.

                  1. re: bards4

                    The "Spaghetti Incident?" is album title for Guns N Roses.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      This happened years before GnR were even formed. The album title made me chuckle when it came out.

              2. Bacon, a lot of bacon...

                We belonged to the Bacon of the Month Club for a while and were getting 2 lbs of bacon a month. The back of the freezer was getting ridiculous. Have made a full recovery, had a chicken salad sandwich with a couple of slices of bacon on whole wheat yesterday.

                1. As a kid I once ate so many blueberries I got sick. To this day I can only eat them in a muffin or a pie, and will choose another flavor/variety if it is available. Can't stand them plain.