Web Toolbar by Wibiya

Bridget M.

is modding

 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

39 MINUTES AGO Peek at this week's #horoscopes to see what the future has in store for you: http://t.co/bc4pUOIxfV

1 HOURS AGO What's your personality hiding? Take the #quiz to find your alter ego: http://t.co/9NslZuRgdE

2 HOURS AGO #DailyGiveaway! 5 mix up their fitness gear with a pair of @OpposLeggings: http://t.co/Ca48rUkUq1

 

sponsored links

Could you be orthorexic?

 
 
When it comes to food, we’ve all been taught since kindergarten about the importance of a healthy diet. But some people take it to the extreme. The Today Show reported on a condition called ‘orthorexia’, where people have a severe obsession with eating healthy foods.

Orthorexia is not considered an official mental disorder, but that doesn’t mean it is not a real issue. Orthorexics aren’t concerned with losing weight or counting calories. They focus on the quality of food that they consume–whether it contains pesticides, is overly processed, or uses any artificial flavoring or coloring. Any food fitting those descriptions is strictly cut out of their diet. Orthorexics spend countless hours reading labels, preparing meals and obsessing over food.

The effects of orthorexia impact everyday life. People with the disorder not only have less energy because of malnutrition, but they could become depressed and isolated due to their food obsessions. Cases can run from mild to severe. Because orthorexia is widely unknown, there are no studies or statistics to tell us more about the disorder.
 
Do you think orthorexia is legit? Blog about it, girlies.
 
 

BY TORY NYMICK ON 8/29/2011 11:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 
When it comes to gossip, where do you stand?



 
 
X

Go behind the scenes with Bella and the Bulldogs...

 

 

In Nickelodeon's newest series, Bella and the Bulldogs, Brec Bassinger shines as Bella—a bubbly cheerleader who joins the guys' football team! CLICK HERE for a sneak peek at this hilarious show premiering January 17.

Advertisement
 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links