It has been brought to my attention by many Eat-Clean Diet® followers and current media that adults need to be concerned about a new eating disorder, Orthorexia. The following article has been sent to me numerous times over the last 24 hours and I thought I would share my opinion in regards to Orthorexia and the Eat-Clean Diet®.
Any kind of healthy eating might be considered control but it is only "control" in a negative manner when the result is unhealthy. In no way has the Eat-Clean Diet® ever promoted control in such a fashion. I don't even say that I have control over my food. I say that the Eat-Clean Diet® is a lifestyle way of eating that is long term and promotes good health. In our own household we have had a close encounter with an Eating Disorder so I am sensitive to those issues. Simply having a structure as to what to eat and when to eat it is no different than the Food Guide suggesting when and what to eat. If the Food Guide were doing such a good job and our food choices were so amazing then why at this time are there 2/3 of the North American population overweight or obese and at the same time malnourished. Eating Clean only promotes health in the best way possible.