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Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Foods | Cincinnati Children’s Blog

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In reaction to childhood obesity (which I discussed in an earlier post) there’s a brand spanking new eating disorder amongst teens: An unhealthy obsession with healthy foods. Interesting.
Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Foods | Cincinnati Children’s Blog.

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4 thoughts on “Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Foods | Cincinnati Children’s Blog

  1. My old boss had orthorexia which spiraled into anorexia which spiraled into her being the most unbearable human being. It was the most awful thing I’ve ever watched. Daily, she’d cry about something, typically food related and call/scream at her husband. It was terrifying and sad.

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  2. What next? We got fed at mealtime, went out, played, came in dirty, tired, with skinned knees. If we didn’t eat the mashed potatoes, mom reminded us that kids were starving in Asia, or Europe, or Africa. Universally we offered to send them our potatoes. I must be missing something.

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    • In my humble opinion, its what comes from letting kids make all the choices. Look at any commercial, TV show or around in any store nowadays. The kids are running the households. They’re not equipped to make those choices. That’s what the adults are for, but adults these days are being conditioned to ask their kids, “Well, what do you want? What will make you happy?” And it shouldn’t be that way. Yes, we want happy kids, but happy isn’t always healthy. That’s what I think anyway.

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