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Caring About The Quality of Your Food Is Not A Disorder (Orthorexia’s Many False Media Positives)

Posted January 7, 2019 by Yoni Freedhoff

That’s not to say people can’t see their concerns about diet quality not deteriorate into a disorder – where their concerns have sometimes even dramatically negative effects upon their qualities of life and/or mental health.

But that’s not what I’m talking about here.

Here I’m talking about the knee jerk comfort people have in ascribing a disorder to someone else’s dietary concerns or choices, especially in the both traditional and social media.

Just because you might personally find someone else’s attention to their diet excessive, that doesn’t mean it is to them. Their caring about the choice and types of their foods, so long as it isn’t negatively affecting their physical health, mental health, or their quality of life, isn’t an eating disorder!

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