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Instagram to blame for rise in eating disorders like orthorexia, nutritionists claim

Instagram to blame for rise in eating disorders like orthorexia, nutritionists claim

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  • ”Orthorexia is [...] when someone becomes obsessed with eating healthily, restricting their diets so much that they become unhealthy and starved. It can often result in serious illness, both mentally and physically.

    [...]

    Ms Lambert said: "It's almost a little bit worrying that orthorexia is still not

    ”Orthorexia is [...] when someone becomes obsessed with eating healthily, restricting their diets so much that they become unhealthy and starved. It can often result in serious illness, both mentally and physically.

    [...]

    Ms Lambert said: "It's almost a little bit worrying that orthorexia is still not seen as an actual eating disorder.””

  • A sort of parallel disorder to anorexia, orthorexia is an obsession with “healthy” or “clean” eating, taken to such an extreme that sufferers end up with severe nutritional deficiencies. Unsurprisingly, many nutritionists and psychologists say that “influencers” who post claims that certain foods will

    A sort of parallel disorder to anorexia, orthorexia is an obsession with “healthy” or “clean” eating, taken to such an extreme that sufferers end up with severe nutritional deficiencies. Unsurprisingly, many nutritionists and psychologists say that “influencers” who post claims that certain foods will cure ailments, clean out toxins, and other bs are driving a rise in this particular disorder— including from posters who themselves are suffering from it, but are in denial and portray their dangerous choices as healthy.