When healthy eating becomes an eating disorder

Warning: Some listeners may find discussions surrounding eating disorders and obsessive behaviours a little sensitive.

Orthorexia is an eating disorder characterised by obsessive behaviours towards healthy or “clean” eating. The term was coined in 1997 by Dr Steven Bratman, and is yet to be formally recognised in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.

However, psychologists the world over have been reporting a gradual increase in theĀ number of clients presenting with orthorexic symptoms.

But when does healthy eating become an obsession?

To find out, Nic was joined by psychologist and neurotherapist Elske Revilla.

Experiencing any sign of orthorexia doesn’t necessarily mean you have orthorexia, but you may benefit from seeking professional advice around your eating behaviours.

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