You know when you roll into a deli and think to yourself, Wouldn’t it be awesome if I put the chicken cutlet INSIDE the knish, then walk out thinking you’re a culinary genius? Well, according to some scientiests, it apparently just means you are a binge-eating fatso.

Science Daily warns that making random food concoctions can be a sign of binge eating. A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, to be published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, concluded that “people who concoct are more likely to binge eat than those who overeat without bingeing.” Researchers found “1 in 4 survey participants secretly create concoctions.”

Those who admit to concocting “reported the same emotions as drug users during the act; they also reported later feelings of shame and disgust, which could fuel an existing disorder.”

You may ask, well, what’s considered strange in food combos? Science Daily does not provide much in the way of concrete examples. And what if someone else does the “concocting” for you? Until these questions are answered, we’ll keep eating Mission Chinese’s kung-pao pastrami, maple-bacon donuts, and french-fry sandwiches with no shame.

[via Science Daily]