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Orthorexia: When Too Much Healthy Eating Becomes a Problem

Eating healthy can be a problem. Wow, you didn’t expect such a statement, did you? But the fact is that many people suffer now because of starting following a

2 months ago

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Eating healthy can be a problem. Wow, you didn’t expect such a statement, did you? But the fact is that many people suffer now because of starting following a healthy diet one day. And there is a name to such an eating disorder — orthorexia. Orthorexia happens when you focus an unhealthy amount of attention on healthy eating, becoming a real problem. In other words, your good intentions to have a healthy lifestyle turn into a real disease.

People with such a diagnosis often refuse to eat a variety of foods for not being “pure” enough. They put their own restrictions on the diet, which later leads to rejecting the whole meals since they don’t meet their standards. Some scientists compare orthorexia to bulimia or anorexia nervosa. The people who suffer from orthorexia don’t aim at losing weight — they are just crazy about the quality of the food.

The symptoms of orthorexia:

How can orthorexia be treated?

The possible negative effects from orthorexia:

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