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I think hat orthorexia is legit, because depression is serious, and other moods or problems it can cause are probably well known! If we tell doctors and other medical people about this disorder and what it can cause and how it works, then they will probably end up researching it a lot more and figuring out what causes orthorexia.Ty for your understanding and for your of reading this.
by happyone123 on 2/28/2012 7:09:58 PM
It sounds good but also bad. Its good to be healthy and all that but you need to put more in your diet if you have very little energy.I'm guessing that it could also lead to anorexia...but who knows.
by Cutesweetie2017 on 9/17/2011 9:24:57 PM
by bff61 on 9/14/2011 8:20:21 PM
It seems legit. I think a few friends might have this orthorexia they speak of. I might even have it, who knows :\ sounds a bit freaky, if you think about it. This whole site SCREAMS orthorexia!
by anime564 on 9/10/2011 3:58:56 PM
I agree, 'mesuchrecarpendaes'. This site, at least the Health & Fitness section, is all about eating healthy. However, now they are saying not to eat too much healthy food, when they are basically contradicting themselves. I eat healthy food, I exercise, AND I let myself splurge occasionally, but I am still a very healthy body weight. But I know to take everything in monderation. Now i think that's more important than counting calories or carbs.
by monkeyqueen99 on 9/4/2011 10:28:23 AM
well, i guess it's legit, but honestly, this website does nothing but say "eat healthy" and then now theyre like "if u eat TOO healthily u could have this disorder!!" its kind of hypocritcal, no?
by mesuchrecarpendaes on 9/1/2011 11:27:09 PM
by 15hayhay on 9/1/2011 10:01:09 PM
that is scary!!! obviously i am not a whatsitcalled... an orthorexic
by maiya.pup11 on 9/1/2011 6:45:18 PM
i think it is real! too much of anything is bad for your body! if all you eat is veggies and stuff thhen you will be missing out on natural sugar but i deffinatly dont think its as big an issue as eating too much sugar and never eating healthy foods which is what we are hearing more and more these days sadly....
by liltiger on 8/31/2011 8:23:23 PM
by friendsrforever on 8/30/2011 5:14:14 PM
i definitely think its real but i doubt its very common ...
by sparklysydafrid on 8/30/2011 4:36:18 PM
This is not legit, this is a foodie. You should worry about what you eat. Eating healthy is good, so what if you look at labels and don't eat foods with artificial colors and flavors or is over-processed.
I eat only local, organic foods, and am a pescatarian. I'm not socially damaged because I eat healthy. Our generation might just be healthier than previous ones, did they consider that?
by cordelia on 8/30/2011 3:46:43 PM
i think it legit! My best friends mom is like obsessed with making her fam. eat healthy food because she doesn't want her daughter to get breast cancer (that runs in their fam) but truthfully eating something healthy won't prevent breast cancer if runs in your fam! eat what you can while you can. anyways i kinda think her and her mom have it slightly because whenever i go out with her she is like "i have to eat something healthy because my mom said i need too." like seriously? have a little fun girl!
by Photochickie on 8/30/2011 3:02:47 PM
by AussieDancer on 8/30/2011 1:26:26 PM
While you could call being obsessed with health foods being orthorexic, I highly doubt it. Why? Because it could actually make you healthier. I'm sure it would do more good than bad to think about where our food comes from, whether it has pesticides, trans fats, dyes.....although its called anorexia if you don't eat enough. I think orthorexia is just another way for the government to tell us that nothing we do is right. They want us to eat what they produce, bad or not. I say eating like this is good, as long as you get proper nutrients.
by basketballcutie11 on 8/30/2011 10:38:13 AM
I think it's legit. I watched this movie about real people and she making her daughter be like that. It caused her daughter to bully people about their weight. The daughter screamed when one lady said "only 100 calories" The daughter screamed and hid. It's sad.
by Shannon.Smiles on 8/30/2011 10:35:33 AM
by tarak on 8/30/2011 1:24:03 AM
by qwerty66 on 8/30/2011 1:22:46 AM
by tarak on 8/30/2011 1:13:58 AM
by dolcecupcakes on 8/29/2011 11:00:20 PM
sounds legit to me. i feel sorry for the people who have it though!
by fallsb-ball on 8/29/2011 10:24:18 PM
by EgirlH.97 on 8/29/2011 9:54:57 PM
@colorqueen101 it can hurt when you aren't getting the nutrients you need such as calcium, protein etc. so if you're just eating fruits and veggies it could cause some nutrient deficiencies.
by txtingirl on 8/29/2011 9:38:10 PM
Thanks goodness I don't have it but I'm so sorry about those who do.
by fashionlife on 8/29/2011 8:57:19 PM
by LittleMissBubbly on 8/29/2011 8:10:28 PM
Legit? yes! i personally dont know anyone that is like that, but it sounds legit to me. Im healthy- but i dont mind throwing in some ice cream to my diet! yum! i do sometimes check for artificial colors or flavors, but if its something i love to eat, that label is NOT going to stop me (itll only warn me)! nice & interesting article, thanks GL.
by parischick2 on 8/29/2011 7:52:28 PM
by Aislinn120 on 8/29/2011 7:28:06 PM
by sassykinz on 8/29/2011 7:18:59 PM
sounds legit to me
by jjinhc on 8/29/2011 6:50:35 PM
This sounds totally real. I think I have it. I'm exactly like what's described... I never thought of it as a bad thing though. I just thought I was a healthy person. How would they have malnutrition though? If you're eating only good food...? That doesn't make sense. I'm a healthy person, but this sounds exactly like me.
by mememe6 on 8/29/2011 6:35:40 PM
It's not bad! I eat like that...I'm not crazy. Just trying to be healthy. And eating well doesn't make you have malnutrition or low energy. It does just the opposite! This article is stupid..
by jackieluvz on 8/29/2011 5:45:29 PM
by eemmais on 8/29/2011 5:19:43 PM
by dramagal2222 on 8/29/2011 5:03:38 PM
This is definitely legit. My doctor told me about this and he told me I had it... :/ It's not fun, but I can't help it.
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by facebooker1240 on 8/29/2011 4:20:07 PM
ok...is that bad? just wonderin'. xoxo Maria
by dramaqueen122 on 8/29/2011 2:14:02 PM
I think this sounds legit. It can't be a type of anorexia since anorexics are concerned with their bodies and weight, and it is proven to be a mental issue. On the other hand, although it sounds like there has to be more research done on this, it sounds real.
by actress456 on 8/29/2011 1:59:03 PM
I think my friends mom has that!
No pesticides, ALL organic, no dyes, no trans fat, no overlt sugary or fatty foods, etc.
by RaceTiger7 on 8/29/2011 1:36:53 PM
Interesting, how can it hurt to eat too many fruits and veggies?
by colorqueen101 on 8/29/2011 1:32:18 PM
I think this is just a type of anorexia. Lots of anorexics read labels and obsess over if their food is healthy enough.
by smileitsjulia on 8/29/2011 11:39:59 AM
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