Orthorexia is a relatively new term for a disorder where a person becomes obsessed with the “perfect diet” the cleanliness of food and eating on a highly regulated regime. Recent studies were unable to determine who can fall into the orthorexic trap, but it seems women are a high-risk group, Fox News reported.
Orthorexics can be under pressure to stay fit and young while experiencing life stress on an intense, long-lasting level.
Not managing the pressure may lead them to cope in drastic ways, feeling they have to walk the tightrope between looking good and meeting the demands of a hectic lifestyle.
Can healthy eating actually harm your health? Caring about what you eat is a great thing, but when it turns into an obsession and a hunt for perfection, you can do permanent damage to your body on several levels. A very restrictive diet means you may miss out on nutrients your body needs.