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    We all have orthorexia

    Guess we should just admit our "problem" and get help.

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    While we're at it, we should get help for our other disorders, such as having standards for partners in our relationships, and keeping our homes clean.

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    To me, orthorexia is a real and dangerous condition to have, but it is based on FEAR. Being afraid to eat certain things, being afraid to microwave plastic containers or drink from aluminum cans, being afraid of conventionally grown vegetables, etc. If you live in constant fear of doing something wrong, you have orthorexia. If you strive to make the healthiest choices and behave in ways you are convinced are healthy without being terrified to LIVE, then I don't think you have a problem.
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    As someone who has had orthorexia, allow me to assure you, primal =/ orthorexia, because primal =/ perpetually refusing to socialize with people for fear/guilt of committing a dietary sin for fear of gaining weight, hence perpetuating depression and self-loathing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchatenfrance View Post
    As someone who has had orthorexia, allow me to assure you, primal =/ orthorexia, because primal =/ perpetually refusing to socialize with people for fear/guilt of committing a dietary sin for fear of gaining weight, hence perpetuating depression and self-loathing.
    I'm not trying to be a goof here, but what does "=/" mean? Are you saying that being primal is similar to an eating disorder?

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    "Doesn't equal"; it's supposed to be "≠" but "!=" would work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubleYoo View Post
    "Doesn't equal"; it's supposed to be "≠" but "!=" would work too.
    Got it Thanks!

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    That article was ridiculous. I view the definition of orthorexia in the same vein as obsessive/compulsive disorders. That is not anywhere close to attempting to eat healthy, stay primal.

    But I do see people here posting about how being primal is interfering with their relationships. And I wonder how rigid they are, or perhaps their spouse, friends, relatives are the ones being inflexible.

    No one pays any attention to how I eat, because I do not make it an issue. I cook primal food at home, the best I can, and my husband is happy. When I go out, or to friends or family gatherings, I do the best I can. I try to be involved to make sure I'm bring stuff I can eat if I'm worried.

    I do think people following this lifestyle CAN make a big deal out of this and make people who are unenlightened uncomfortable... refusing food and hurting peoples feelings... coming across as zealots..etc. Which open oneself to questions of orthorexia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchatenfrance View Post
    As someone who has had orthorexia, allow me to assure you, primal =/ orthorexia, because primal =/ perpetually refusing to socialize with people for fear/guilt of committing a dietary sin for fear of gaining weight, hence perpetuating depression and self-loathing.
    In a lot of the threads I see these days, it kind of does =.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla View Post
    To me, orthorexia is a real and dangerous condition to have, but it is based on FEAR. Being afraid to eat certain things, being afraid to microwave plastic containers or drink from aluminum cans, being afraid of conventionally grown vegetables, etc. If you live in constant fear of doing something wrong, you have orthorexia. If you strive to make the healthiest choices and behave in ways you are convinced are healthy without being terrified to LIVE, then I don't think you have a problem.
    Very well put Ayla!
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