Tag Archives: Clean Eating

Self-Assessment of Orthorexia

Woman with a low score on the Self-Compassion Scale Orthorexia is an obsessive and unhealthy fixation with healthy eating. It is not listed as an official diagnosis or classified in the DSM-V. In 1998, the term “orthorexia” was coined. It is defined as “an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating.” [1] What is Orthorexia An individual can become all-consumed with what to eat, how much [...]
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Social Consequences of Clean Eating and Orthorexia

Woman struggling with clean eating Clean eating has become much more popular in the last decade. Orthorexia has typically developed from clean eating, and little is understood about the social consequences of these issues. Neither is a defined diagnosis and is a term to describe a lifestyle pattern of eating. What social implications come from individuals who clean eat or [...]
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Raising Awareness for Orthorexia

Girl practicing clean eating Orthorexia, not a diagnosis but something that is becoming more prevalent in the eating disorder field. It has been around since the late 1990s and early 2000s and presents itself as a lifestyle that involves clean or healthful eating. It is an obsession with what is in food, avoiding foods that are high in carbohydrates, [...]
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