erica057 (erica057) wrote in ed_ucate,
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Orthorexia

I have read about orthorexia on various medical sites, and I still don't really understand what it is. Could someone perhaps clarify with examples? How is it different from a vegan, macrobiotic, raw, or similar diet?

EDIT: I should probably clarify. Is the mental aspect the only differentiation between a very restrictive diet and orthorexia? Or is it the choice of food itself? Or is it the reasoning behind the choice, i.e. preferring the "purity" of vegan food as opposed to caring about animal rights?
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