There is a certain irony in the revelation of being on the cusp of overeating: you’re aware of this impending doom, yet you feel compelled to continue in a ravenous way. The consequences are not lost on you and you know, sooner or later, the food fest will come to an end. You may applaud yourself for this knowledge, yet you chide yourself for your lack of self-control. Do you stop? Of course you do . . . but only when those extra 2,784 calories have firmly attached themselves to your body. That is the moment when you and fat have become intimately acquainted.