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Why Obsessing About Eating Healthy Can Be a Bad Thin

While many people have a hard time stepping away from the Double Stuffed Oreos and penciling in time at the gym, a growing group are suffering from what experts now call being too healthy. Yes, even when it comes to our health, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. While this malady isn’t clinically recognized as a diagnosis, nutritionists see it often enough that it now has a name, orthorexia nervosa. This isn’t a cue to follow your green juice with cupcakes and donuts, but it is a cue to think twice before eliminating entire food groups from your diet. The Cheat Sheet spoke with Steven Prinz, M.D., board certified psychiatrist and medical director of Eating Disorder Services at the Eating Recovery Center’s Insight Behavioral Health Center, to find out more about how orthorexia nervosa can afflict men specifically. Read the full article.

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