Orthorexia and eating disorders
March 23, 2011.- The removal of certain foods is attached to an obsession with exercise that makes those affected by this disorder weak and emaciated.
Orthorexia is a disorder that affects women and men around 30 years old. In most cases it begins following fad diets of celebrities like maple syrup, used by Naomi Campbell, or blood group, followed by Cheryl Cole. It is based on the belief that there are certain fattening foods more or less depending on your blood type.
The difference between orthorexia and other eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, is that the goal is not necessarily lose weight, but those affected did it believing mistakenly that they are carrying a healthy lifestyle.
There are no very reliable figures on this disease, because it is a disorder that began in recent years as a real health problem.
British psychologist Deanne Jade explained to the Daily Mail, that “orthorexia is a hidden disorder that is disguised with the label of a healthy diet.”
“Often people who want to eat healthy are overwhelmed by conflicting information. They begin to eliminate food groups, such as meat or dairy, and are convinced that they are intolerant.”
“Eliminating certain foods from your diet such as meat or dairy products can cause calcium deficiency, protein, iron and essential nutrients to live.”