Approaching my one-week anniversary of the completion of my epic Raw journey, something VERY interesting was brought to my attention. Aside from my airplane salad debacle, I also had a Women’s Health Magazine debacle:
A fixation with healthy or righteous eating
Orthorexics often eat only organic foods, eliminate entire food groups, or refuse to eat anything that isn’t “pure” in quality, says clinical psychologist Sari Shepphird, Ph.D. Unlike anorexics, they don’t necessarily think they’re fat or strive to be thin; some are motivated by a fear of bad health, a fixation with complete control, or the desire to improve their own self-esteem. Ironically, severe orthorexia can lead to malnourishment.