About Orthorexia

Wednesday 26th September 2018

About Orthorexia

An unhealthy obsession with food, known as orthorexia, can lead to diets so strict that they have health-related consequences including nutrient deficiencies, social isolation and severe psychological stress. This means you become so overly compulsive with eating healthfully that you’ll punish yourself for not eating perfectly, refuse to dine out at restaurants, and become unwilling to let other people cook for you. Many folks with orthorexia spend a tremendous amount of time researching healthy foods, so much so, that it interferes with everyday social activities and interactions. It’s one thing to try to eat less processed carbs, for example, but it’s quite another when it starts to interfere with everyday living.