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Question #89016 posted on 02/27/2017 5:34 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a cake. I want to eat all of the cake. Which would my metabolism be able to handle better: if I eat the cake all at once, or if I eat one piece a day until it runs out? Would changing the rate of consumption, but not the amount, have any effect on my health outcome?

-I'm already on the last piece, but now I'm retroactively curious.

A:

Dear you,

I think Dr. Occam is right when he says below that eating it gradually would be better. However, it is better for your teeth to eat it all at once.

My mom is a dental hygienist and she always gave me two days to eat as much Halloween candy as I wanted, and then the rest would be thrown out.

-Zedability

A:

Dear Hindsight,

I'm no nutritionist or anything, but I would assume that spreading it out time-wise would be better metabolistically since your metabolism is affected by your physical activity. Thus, the walking around, exercise, etc. you do in between helpings of cake spread throughout the week would help your body to metabolize the cake better than if you ate it all at once. But that's just a guess.

~Dr. Occam