the paradox of orthorexia nervosa and primary foods
Does that happen to you too? So you read about a favourite food not being all that healthy at all for you. Eating it can cause all kinds of unpleasant things inside your body and you don't want that. But now you know about it. A situation of being conciously aware. Will you take a bite of that food again? And how will it taste the next time it passes your taste buds? Or are you one of those persons who will never touch it again? The curse of knowing...
I have read and learned so many things about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle that I kind of understand why orthorexia nervosa is a disease of our time. It’s not an official diagnosis. But the basic idea is that it includes eating habits that reject a variety of foods for not being “pure” enough. Eventually, people with orthorexia begin to avoid whole meals that don’t meet their standards or that they don’t make themselves according to WebMD.
If food starts to interfere with your social interactions, how can it be healthy? In my vision the food on your plate is only secondary food. What really helps you feeling happy and healthy is your life off your plate. I call that: primary foods. So what is your situation with your career? Are you in a happy relationship and a vibrant social life? Does your exercise makes you full of happy vibes? Do you have a goal in life that gives you a sense of joy and gratitude? These are just a few examples of what really fills your cup.
So what is your status? How are your primary foods? And what about those secundary foods on your plate? Now that you know, you cannot ignore!
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