Hi,Originally Posted by Groovy chick
My diet is currently completely vegan, with no added sugar or other chemicals. I will additionally not allow myself any food which I do not consider to be nutritious in some way.
Does my diet sound TOO restrictive?
Hi Groovy chick,Originally Posted by Groovy chick
Eating heathily is very important to me particularly as it is beneficial for health and well being.
My therapist considers my diet to be restrictive because I do not allow myself to consume the foods that others enjoy. Although I enjoy what I currently eat, I do get cravings for "unhealthy" food. However, I am concerned about what damage might be caused should I decide to eat unhealthily.
Does this give a better idea of why I asked the question?
If you are healthy and maintaining a good weight and you enjoy eating the way you eat then there is no reason to change. Some people feel that they are missing something if they don't have their junk foods but different strokes for different folks.Does my diet sound TOO restrictive?
When I consider myself to have eaten something unhealthy, I do indeed get rather frantic and panicy. In this instance, I would usually go and regurgitate it (I am a recovering bulimic).Originally Posted by hoodedclawjen
do i have a history of obsessive or compulsive behaviour?
what do i do when i think i might have eaten something i perceive to be unhealthy? (fret, panic, punish myself, puke, feel guilty?)
do i make my diet work for me to a positive end, or am i a more of a slave to it? (can i enjoy my life and day to day stuff without carrying a list of unsuitable foods around with me, assessing my nutrient intake repeatedly, assessing the nutritional value of everything i ate so far that day, and struggling to work out what completes my food intake needs for the day, etc)
how do i manage/deal with/approach cravings for unhealthy food?
(if i crave cookies, do i tell myself its a bad thing to do, or feel guilty about it, or aspire to do/be/think better, or do i take the challenge of finding a way to make (or buy) some cookies that aren't full of crap, and then enjoy them guilt and worry free?)
I have heard of orthorexia and have read information on it (of which there is very little), and see that I am exhibiting some of the symptoms associated with the condition. But I don't know what to do now . . . .Originally Posted by specialK12
i think it sounds to restrictive (esp. for a eating disorder) i think you know it too (henz the question) its another eating disoreder called othorexia i have had it and it can lead to death ......... i would wonder what you eat with thoese restrictions i hope you can pull thou cause part of living is enjoying food and life ! live a bit i recon!