A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 18, 2014

A “carboholic” (carbo hydrate + alcoholic) is someone who craves foods high in carbohydrates, such as starches (cereals, bread, pasta) and sweets (candy, desserts), causing an addiction like that of an alcoholic. “This executive is a carboholic” was cited in a medical periodical in 1965. “You are running the risk of causing your child to become a ‘carboholic.’ This is the slang term some doctors apply” was cited in a medical doctor’s newspaper column in 1969.
Wikipedia: Carbohydrate
A carbohydrate is a large biological molecule, or macromolecule, consisting of carbon (C), hydrogen (H), and oxygen (O) atoms, usually with a hydrogen:oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 (as in water); in other words, with the empirical formula Cm(H2O)n (where m could be different from n). Some exceptions exist; for example, deoxyribose, a sugar component of DNA, has the empirical formula C5H10O4. Carbohydrates are technically hydrates of carbon; structurally it is more accurate to view them as polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones.
In food science and in many informal contexts, the term carbohydrate often means any food that is particularly rich in the complex carbohydrate starch (such as cereals, bread, and pasta) or simple carbohydrates, such as sugar (found in candy, jams, and desserts).
Google Books
General Practitioner
American Academy of General Practice
Volume 32
Pg. 32:
This executive is a carboholic. Unlike an alcoholic, he ...
5 February 1969, The Evening Times (Trenton, NJ), “Doctor in the Kitchen” by Lawrence M. Hursh, pg. 33, col. 2:
But there’s a psychological aspect, too: If you punish or reward your child by withholding sweets or allowing them as a reward for good behavior, you are running the risk of causing your child to become a “carboholic.” This is the slang term some doctors apply to people who use sweets to bribe or appease themselves to overcome unpleasant situations. It would be unfortunate to add the “carboholic” problem to your child’s life, both in terms of a potential weight problem from too many total calories or the risk to dental health that compulsive sweets eating can create.
22 May 1969, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The Dieting Game-II” by Anthony Mancini, pg. E3, col. 1:
What makes some people like me, and others “carboholics?”
Google Books
Sustained Weight Control;
The Individual Approach

By T. S. Danowski
Philadelphia, PA:  F.A. Davis Co.
Pg. 40:
The carboholic is a person whose appetite for food is markedly stimulated by sugars and starches.
Google Books
Eating Dangerously:
The Hazards of Allergies

By Richard Mackarness
New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Pg. 55:
The addict goes through three distinct stages of adaptation to his “poison,” whether it be the whiskey of the alcoholic, the bread or sugar of the carboholic (carbohydrate addict), or the glue of the glue sniffer.
OCLC WorldCat record
Healing by design
Author: Scott Hannen
Publisher: Lake Mary, Florida : Siloam Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
A “Carboholic” Food Pyramid—
Urban Dictionary
Someone who consumes carbohydrates in excess, to the point of harming themselves or other relationships. Common fixes for carboholics include freshly baked Subway bread and Pillsbury Croissants.
Bill: Mmmmmmm. I could make love to this dinner roll.
Ted: You’re such a carboholic.

by Rooks November 19, 2008
,a href=“http://www.worldcat.org/title/belly-fat-cure-discover-the-new-carb-swap-system-and-lose-4-to-9-lbs-every-week/oclc/789022401&referer=brief_results”>OCLC WorldCat record
The Belly Fat Cure : Discover the New Carb Swap System and Lose 4 to 9 lbs. Every Week.
Author: Jorge Cruise
Publisher: Carlsbad : Hay House, Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Database: WorldCat
Drop 4 to 9 lbs. a week without dieting! For years, experts have told you that you’re overweight because you eat too much and don’t exercise enough. They were WRONG. The truth is that you are eating foods packed with hidden sweeteners that deliver a belly-fattening Sugar/Carb Value. This simple guide makes smart eating effortless and affordable. It includes more than 1,500 options customized for: carboholics, meat lovers, chicken and seafood fans, chocoholics, fast-food junkies, and even vegans! What are you waiting for? Dig in.
Are You A Carboholic? How To Break the Addiction
Selected from Owning Pink
November 24, 2011
Hello, my name is Monica and I’m a carboholic! Hot-buttered-bakery-fresh-donut-diva-there’s-not-a-bread-I-don’t-love CARBOHOLIC. Like, could someone please ban me to a life of bread and water!!!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, July 18, 2014 • Permalink

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