groovetrain (groovetrain) wrote in ed_ucate,
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Healthy vs. "junk" foods and restricting

I have a question about the types of foods you all eat. Would you say you gravitate more towards: a) severely restricting, but when you do eat or have a bite of something it doesn't have to be healthy (ie. a cookie which will be the only thing you eat all day) or b) not restricting quantity of intake as much as restricting types of food (ie. you will eat a decent amount (volume wise not caloric) during the day but it will be something like apples and large salad. I guess the person who fits "b" would have slight orthorexic tendencies.

OK I just read that and I don't think I made myself clear so I'll give some background info.

Also, my question assumes that one isn't in a bingeing mode at that moment.

I have a friend who is a recovering anorexic, but as silly as it sounds, I didn't realize she had an eating disorder for a long time...she is super-thin (albeit, she was also purging), but whenever I saw her eat it would be something relatively unhealthy, such as a brownie or other baked good...and in my mind, those foods are off-limits so I must have thought "she can't have an eating disorder she eats things I wouldn't touch). Myself, on the other hand, many people don't suspect anything because I can eat meals comfortably as long as it is a safe/pure/healthy food. You could say I am slightly orthorexic when I restrict.

So I think I'm asking if you focus more on the amount or the type of food you eat.
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