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What is orthorexia?

Have you ever wondered if healthy eating can go too far?

How do you know when you're:

👉 establishing rules or routines that serve your health

👉 or tipping over into habits that are overly restrictive?

Orthorexia is “an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating,” according to the National Eating Disorder Association.

It's a fixation on the quality of food rather than the quantity, and it becomes problematic when it begins to compromise nutritional intake or quality of life.

Eating well is wonderful goal, but the ability to be flexible—to enjoy travel, trying new restaurants, and comfort food without feeling like you're doing something "wrong"—is also important for health and happiness.

If you'd like to learn more about signs, symptoms, and how to break the cycle, check out this week's Hey, Health Coach column at Forbes!

I hope the beginning of summer is treating you well and you're finding space in your diet for a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as whatever simple pleasures make summer enjoyable for you!



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