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Friday, May 09, 2008

orthorexia

http://files.myopera.com/Mathilda/albums/46891/Skinny%20model.jpg

Here is a little something, its called orthorexia nervosa and it is an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. This article and its links are barely dabbling but its a taste. I guess its a nice clinical term since 'healthfood junkie" just doesnt sound right. I have complained about this for years now we shall see what studies get done and what they produce. The best diet is a balanced diet everyone knows that and if you need supplements then you are not eating the right things to get the right things. Food has the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs so additional vitamins and nutrients should be for those that are not eating right...makes sense to me. There is a book out there by the man who coined this term Dr. Steven Bratman. I am not saying that healthy living is bad I am only saying people who eat everything are not as easily offended, thats all. I grew up on a farm I ate organic all of my youth but organic was not lacking in animal protien, I understand the need to eat good foods. Like I said only the future has the answers. Dont shoot the messenger.

10 comments:

Claudia said...

You know, honestly speaking, I'd rather have my curves and appreciate life and the blessing of food in all it's glory than look like that or be deprived. It's all about portion control and exercise, end of story. Americans have NO idea what portion is, bigger is better, supersize, it's disgusting, really. When I went to my nutritionist and she demonstrated the portions a woman my age and height should be eating I nearly passed out. I refuse to deprive myself of good cooking or food, I just monitor the intake. Society is putting too much emphasis on 'thin'. Healthy comes in different shapes and sizes, there is no cookie cutter approach, one way, for everyone. You have to find your own balance, what makes YOU feel good, and go with it. There is nothing, NOTHING sexy about ribs, unless they are slathered in homemade BBQ sauce, and I know that and I don't even EAT meat.

OK, you can have your comment section back now. ;) What's for dinner, btw, you sexy beast?? * muah *

Beth said...

someone give that girl a burger and FAST!!! She looks like she's about to expire...

doggybloggy said...

claudia: I hear you sista...

smoked turkey with navy beans is lunch..not sure of dinner yet.

beth: put that burger in a blender she needs to drink it down quick.

Claudia said...

:( Poor, poor turkey. How about some tofu-turkey instead? Come on, I know you'll ♥ it. ;)

doggybloggy said...

its the smokey flavor I am after in this one....what about those poor poor snails...and they are so easy to catch....

Dana said...

It really is all about balance, isn't it? Anything "good", taken to extreme, can be "bad."

Andie said...

Message needed! And apparently that chick is beyond a burger helping her. She needs a TPN IV STAT!

Food is good...some is better than other. Make wise choices, that's what we all need to remember. That's what I'm teaching my kids.

buffalodickdy said...

Where was the other Olsen twin? Just kidding!

Kitt said...

Yoiks. Please don't tell me that's a *fashion* photo. Where did you find it?

I'm definitely in the "eat everything" camp.

Claudia said...

LMAO! They are indeed easy to catch, but with the increasing food costs, grain, etc...they might just become a new favorite. ;) Wonder how chile and escargot would combine??

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