TRUE LIFE: I’M ORTHOREXIC
Are you constantly worried about what you can eat and what’s in your food? Are you obsessed with eating healthy food and think most foods are dangerous to your health? Are you afraid to eat food that isn’t raw, organic, unprocessed or local? Or maybe you read food labels obsessively and avoid foods with fats, preservatives, additives and animal products. Has this compulsion led you to shed weight, feel weak and suffer panic attacks or severe anxiety? Are you isolating yourself from friends and family to hide your obsession?
If you’ve taken a healthy diet to an extreme and it’s now compromising your well being you may be suffering from an eating disorder called “Orthorexia Nervosa.”” If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 24, and feel you may be Orthorexic email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story. Please include your name, location, phone number and a recent photo of yourself.