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10 Girl Scout cookie binge excuses you're already making

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

I know, I know. Eating a whole box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is probably not the best idea. But something happens in my brain when I start eating them. Can't stop... Won't stop... Please don't make me stop.

Can you relate? If you're looking for a way to rationalize your Girl Scout cookie binge, use my favorites. It's amazing what you can talk yourself into under the spell of a Thin Mint.

1. Eating one sleeve of Thin Mints actually shows that I'm very disciplined.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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There are two in there, you know?

2. One box = one serving, right?

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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That's just common sense.

3. Seriously, do they put crack in these cookies?

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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Nah, they'd probably sell a lot more.

4. Obviously Rah-Rah Raisins are meant to be eaten in place of breakfast.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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They're made of oats (total breakfast food) and raisins (a serving of fruit). That's practically health food.

5. I'm actually being very philanthropic by eating these cookies.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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Think of all the Girl Scouts I'm supporting. I should buy more. Lots more.

6. They wouldn't be called "Thin" Mints if they were fattening, now would they?

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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Nope. Girl Scouts don't lie. It's one of their badges or something.

7. Eating Girl Scout cookies before dinner ensures that I won't overeat.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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I wouldn't want to overdo it on the broccoli and brown rice. There are calories in those.

8. I could do worse. There are Girl Scout cookie-flavored cocktails out there.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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I'm being much more responsible by just eating the cookies.

9. I'll need approximately 530 boxes to get me through the next 11 months.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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Why can't those Girl Scouts work a little harder and sell cookies all year?

10. Wait. Was that the last cookie? That can't possibly be the last cookie.

Eating an entire box of Girl Scout cookies in one sitting is perfectly normal, right?

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Noooooooooooo!

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