orthorexia


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orthorexia

extreme obsession with eating natural and/or healthy foods

orthorexia

(ˈɔːθəˌrɛksɪə)
n
(Medicine) a disorder characterized by a morbid obsession with eating healthy foods only
[C21: from ortho- + (ano)rexia]

orthorexia

- An obsession with eating only "healthy" food.
See also related terms for healthy.
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The experts believe that promoting "clean eating" has led to a rise in orthorexia - where sufferers become obsessed with what they eat.
Orthorexia is the term coined for an obsession with eating what?
* Can result to orthorexia 6 On its own, dieting can result to orthorexia, which is a condition that involves an unhealthy obsession to eating healthy.
This is honest work, free of orthorexia or spiritual bypassing.
Ask someone with orthorexia (a term for health-food obsession gone bad) who reads labels so closely that they know every single different word for "sugar".
It states that "the perfectionist quest to achieve perfect sleep is similar to the unhealthy preoccupation with healthy eating, termed orthorexia".
According to a recent study, those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food, known as orthorexia nervosa (ON).
There's a new disorder about: Orthorexia, which is an obsession with health foods.
(5) While focusing on a diet based on whole foods is a simple way to avoid food additives, the stress caused by continually trying to avoid consuming processed foods and additives has reached the point of pathology in some individuals, which has led to the emergence of an eating disorder known as orthorexia nervosa (ON).
Furthermore, attempting to completely adhere to that "avoid" list could contribute to orthorexia -- an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy -- by feeding into the idea that we can disease-proof ourselves if we eat "perfectly." It may also lead to social isolation if a person fears exposure to forbidden foods.
Clean eating often develops into a more serious form of dietary restriction, orthorexia. The orthorexic is preoccupied with unscientific notions of toxins and chemicals, fixating on "correct eating".
Unlike the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, with which the desire is to become reed thin, Orthorexia Nervosa, or simply called Orthorexia, is a medical condition that is characterized by the avoidance of specific food items with the belief that they are harmful.