When Obsessing Over Healthy Eating Turns Dangerous
Eating healthy is important for overall health and wellbeing. But when it comes to healthy eating, it’s important to remember that moderation is key. When someone takes healthy eating to an extreme, it can become dangerous. This is known as orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.
Orthorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized by an obsession with eating only “pure” or “clean” foods. People with orthorexia may become so focused on eating healthy that they become preoccupied with food and their diet. They may become overly restrictive in their eating habits, eliminating entire food groups or avoiding certain ingredients.
People with orthorexia may also become fixated on the nutritional content of food, such as the amount of fat, sugar, or calories. They may become obsessed with reading labels and researching ingredients. They may also become overly concerned with the source of their food, such as organic or locally grown.
The obsession with healthy eating can lead to serious health consequences. People with orthorexia may become malnourished due to their restrictive diets. They may also become socially isolated due to their preoccupation with food. People with orthorexia may also become anxious or depressed due to their obsession with healthy eating.
It’s important to recognize the signs of orthorexia so that it can be treated. Some signs to look out for include:
• An obsession with healthy eating
• Avoiding certain foods or food groups
• Becoming fixated on the nutritional content of food
• Becoming overly concerned with the source of food
• Becoming socially isolated
• Becoming anxious or depressed
If you or someone you know is exhibiting these signs, it’s important to seek help. Orthorexia is a serious condition that can have serious health consequences. Treatment for orthorexia typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medication.
What is orthorexia?
Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. People with orthorexia may become overly restrictive in their eating habits, eliminating entire food groups or avoiding certain ingredients.
What are the signs of orthorexia?
Some signs of orthorexia include an obsession with healthy eating, avoiding certain foods or food groups, becoming fixated on the nutritional content of food, becoming overly concerned with the source of food, becoming socially isolated, and becoming anxious or depressed.
How is orthorexia treated?
Treatment for orthorexia typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and medication.
She pissed me off when she wasted the eggs
Throw it away?! You eat your plate lady.
Who the hell throws food in bin😢
They don't have this in North Korea. Just sayin. They fight over bugs.
Fat people trying to find an excuse:
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For the record coconut oil isn't healthy for you, dieticians I've asked have recommend to avoid
I want to eat healthy and I am but I’m afraid to go to the extreme and hurt my body. I made it a point to eat healthy AND eat IN MODERATION, maybe a cookie or two as snack and drink soda once every two weeks or once a month. I also eat cooked meat or chicken with salad and rice to get iron and protein but watch out and not eat too much junk. It helps to keep healthy snacks with me and to crush cravings by eating a sweet peppers or baby carrots with hummus, or snack on blackberries, almonds, hot Cheetos (in moderation), etc, and i also drink a glass of water to help with boredom lol. I have never had health issues from eating healthy yet with a balance but hearing this scares me because I don’t want to be this way ever! I will eat out as a treat to myself and social gathering and I will snack on something sweet whether it’s dark chocolate or m&ms. I will eat healthy AND balance eating food that is “fun.”
This is more like obsessive compulsive dissorder
I don’t like the way she talks to her mom.
I was literally struggling with this
I felt sad when she threw away these perfectly cooked eggs. There are people starving .She could make a sandwich with those eggs and give them to someone who is hungry…maybe a homeless person.
Veganism is absolutely not a good approach to a balanced diet. i'm not saying you should go full omnivore, but vegetarianism and pescatarianism or the Mediterranean diet are safe and healthy alternatives
I understand this condition but right from the start I thought what a waste of eggs when people are starving
This was exactly my experience, it was not for weight loss, it was not to control anxiety, but simply it started as a quest to heal my body naturally from hormone irregularities, acne, brain fog and fatigue that arose after competing in bikini competitions as well as in the pursuit to be the healthiest version of me thereafter "educating" myself.
Yet all the experts and guru's provided evidence to support these "healthy lifestyles" and led me to think I truly was pursuing the most optimal and healthy diet, which produces extreme fears around "eating the wrong foods" and literally causing disease every time I ate them – plain and simple.
People don't understand unless the go through it themselves.. people also thought i just had anorexia too, but they are indeed different as to the WHY and INTENT behind the motivation around diet changes.
My body was shutting down, digestive problems, no period, hair falling out, food obsession, binge eating, constipation, no libido, weak, insomnia, etc etc etc! yet the docs told me I was eating healthy and they couldn't find anything wrong on the tests, all the while it was right in front of us, all because I was too restrictive and "too healthy" in my diet!
– it really was a mental prison, but thinking that once I detoxed "enough" I'd be extremely healthy.
Thank god I was led out through a diet recovery process.
And it's great to hear people talking more about their stories and how they broke free and healed as well so that the medical community can recognize this when people are searching for answers and not told to just keep eating more healthy, but to be encouraged to find balance with all foods again.
Her skin is good
Nothing to do with vegan diet. She was cooking eggs at the start ffs.
This is actually anorexia in disguise. it’s a way to restrict. No way those women get enough calories