“Freaky Eaters” Brings Us A Woman Who Eats 40 Ice Cream Bars A Day


For the most part, TLC’s “Freaky Eaters” hasn’t lived up to the bizarre bar set by the toilet paper munching woman of “My Strange Addiction.” But Sunday night’s episode (sorry, behind on my DVRing) brought us Kimberly, a 50-year-old woman who is addicted to ice cream bars. Kimberly eats about 40 a day and very little else. In total, she eats about 10,000 ice cream bars per year. In other words, she’s single-handedly keeping Creamsickle afloat. Why does she love ice cream bars so? “They caress my throat all the way down to my stomach. It’s like having a lover,” she explains. “When I eat an ice cream bar, it’s like everything else goes away,” she says. Kimberly explains that she developed this addiction in the wake of her divorce and since then, has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. So sad.

As usual, Dr. Dow and J.J. Virgin helped Kimberley kick the ice cream bar habit and add varied foods to her diet. Here’s hoping she can keep it up. Because just thinking about her addiction gives me a serious brain freeze.

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