Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession With Eating

Eating Recovery Center of Washington’s Executive Clinical Director, Lisa Geraud, LMFT, RD discusses “Orthorexia: An unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.” Do you obsess over the quality or purity of foods you consume? Do you avoid restaurants, family gatherings and other settings where you can't eat healthy or "clean"? Does the thought of eating "normal" food make you anxious or upset? Does your ability to adhere to your strict eating regimen define your worth? If you answered yes to one or all of the questions posed above, you may be at risk for -- or suffering from -- orthorexia. Orthorexia, translated literally to "correct or right appetite," is an emerging pattern of disordered eating characterized by an extreme obsession with healthy eating and avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy… Read the full article.

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