When does the obsession with eating healthy become borderline unhealthy?
Orthorexia-nervosa is an extreme infatuation with consuming foods believed to be healthy. Although widely acknowledged by eating disorder experts, Orthorexia is not a recognized clinical diagnosis.
Warning signs include:
- Following a highly restrictive diet
- Constant fasting and detoxification
- Fixation with food labels and ingredients
- A compulsive obsession with food quality and purity
Orthorexia can cause:
- Confusion & shame
- Chronic anxiety
- Social withdrawal
- Moodiness & irritability
How to cope with Orthorexia?
Be honest with yourself. Seek professional help from your doctor, a skilled nutritionist or psychologist.