You want to eat healthy? Congrats, you’re mentally ill!
At least that’s what the Guardian has reported on.
Apparently if you want to restrict what foods you eat so that you feel and look healthier, it’s a mental disorder. Here’s a quote from the article:
Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.
So…if I avoid stuff which is BAD for me, I’m mentally ill? Seriously? I should eat stuff that contains pesticides, stuff my body is seriously intolerant to, stuff that will undoubtedly make me unhealthy because otherwise I’m not sane?
I think this is one of those occasions where I am forced to say, “Honey, I’d rather be crazy than be what you consider to be ‘sane’.” Unfortunately the culture I live in makes me feel this way often.
Come, join me in my insanity. I eat tasty things that make me feel and look healthy. I don’t even starve myself in order to do it! Surely I must be nuts. We’ll make Shakeology smoothies together. I’m clearly bananas for smoothies!