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Nxt2Hvn

Orthorexia

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A TEST FOR HEALTH-FOOD FETISHISM

Here is a test from "Health Food Junkies," Dr. Steven Bratman's book on orthorexia. If you answer yes to two or three questions, he says, you have a touch of orthorexia. Yes to four or more means you are "in trouble." If all statements apply, "you really need help. You don't have a life -- you have a menu!"

1. Do you spend more than three hours a day thinking about healthy food? (For four hours, give two points.)

2. Do you plan tomorrow's food today?

3. Do you care more about the virtue of what you eat than the pleasure you receive from eating it?

4. Have you found that as the quality of your diet has increased, the quality of your life has correspondingly diminished?

5. Do you keep getting stricter with yourself?

6. Do you sacrifice experiences you once enjoyed to eat the food you believe is right?

7. Do you feel an increased sense of self-esteem when you are eating healthy food?

8. Do you feel guilt or self-loathing when you stray from your diet?

9. Does your diet socially isolate you?

10. When you are eating the way you are supposed to, do you feel a sense of total control?

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AN UNHEALTHY APPETITE - Eating only what's good for you might not be

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...............And if you do...you are an extreme health fanatic :w00t: LOL j/k or am I :unsure2:

Nxt..way to go girly...good find :tu:

PS if so you have an eating disorderuser posted image

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2. Do you plan tomorrow's food today?

That's a tad unfair for a question. :P

Steaks and other meat have to marinate overnight for that lovely flavor to hit your taste buds. :wub:

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Steaks and other meat have to marinate overnight for that lovely flavor to hit your taste buds

Yummy :yes:

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That's a tad unfair for a question. :P

Steaks and other meat have to marinate overnight for that lovely flavor to hit your taste buds. :wub:

I think the question meant do you "obsess" on what you are going to eat tomorrow..

Yeah.. you are right... marinated steak... overnight.. YUM!!! :)

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IMO steak is only nice to eat if cooked slowly :yes:

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Wow, never heard of this one... Thanks Nxt! :wub:

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That is a very good article. It just proves that extremism in any form is never healthy.

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1. Do you spend more than three hours a day thinking about healthy food? (For four hours, give two points.) No

2. Do you plan tomorrow's food today? No

3. Do you care more about the virtue of what you eat than the pleasure you receive from eating it? No

4. Have you found that as the quality of your diet has increased, the quality of your life has correspondingly diminished? I don't know

5. Do you keep getting stricter with yourself? No

6. Do you sacrifice experiences you once enjoyed to eat the food you believe is right? No

7. Do you feel an increased sense of self-esteem when you are eating healthy food? no

8. Do you feel guilt or self-loathing when you stray from your diet? no

9. Does your diet socially isolate you? no

10. When you are eating the way you are supposed to, do you feel a sense of total control? no

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Nice find Nxt2Hvn, Can't wait to see Queenie's comment on this one.

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