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I Am An Orthorexic

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    WCBS Tv

    I am a producer with WCBS-TV in NY working on a story about Orthorexia. In trying to understand the condition and get a feel for how conusming it is, I am very interested in speaking with an orthorexic. If you are interested, please give me a call or send me an email...
    marymm marymm 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2009

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    I Am Obsessed With Healthy Lifestyle And I Am An Orthorexic...

    I am an orthorexic.. AND I AM PROUD!When I was 14 I had hormonal issues and doctors pumped me up with some pills.. I became huge.. and kids at school loved it! They used to laugh at me, call me names and I would feel so depressed so I would go home and stuff myself with food...
    MYFITHOTBOD MYFITHOTBOD 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Threw away my bad habits of bulimia.

    Now I'm scared to eat anything not organic because I think it's "poising me" hahaha what a ****** way to live
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Are You Orthorexic?

    We're producing a documentary about people who have taken eating pure and healthy to an extreme. To learn more about our documentary or to be interviewed for this show, please visit: http://casting.gigantic.tv/.
    gigantictv gigantictv 18-21 Jul 25, 2011

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    We're Talking About An Eating Disorder, Right?

    Orthorexia is tricky because it's "healthy." I recently went on vacation with my family, who I hadn't seen in a couple years, and all I heard was "You're too skinny," "You're too thin," "You need to eat something," etc. (picture the quintessential Jewish mother nagging her kid...
    dowsYdows dowsYdows 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    I Used To Be Raw Vegan

    I lost 40 pounds in 3 months being raw vegan, eating 600 calories a day, and running for 30-60 minutes everyday. My liver almost failed from lack of protein. :/ I am so much bigger, now. Sometimes I wish I had kept at it and been hospitalized, because I can't take care of myself...
    kimlost kimlost 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    What Is An Orthorexic? Someone Who Loves to Eat Right!

    from the Greek orthos, "correct or right", and orexis for "appetite" Now that I found the truth about eating (gotta have enzymes, so it's gotta be raw and have life force) .... I love to stay on this path .... the orthos way  "correct and right...
    LOAJunkie LOAJunkie 51-55 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    The Skinny On Fat People

    Sharing a blogpost that resonated with me. I thought it, but he wrote it. Don't get me wrong. I USED to be FAT. But I took control of my diet. I know that I am not gifted with fast metabolism but I did not sit down to just "accept it". I worked out and controlled my calories. I...
    asha328 asha328 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 5, 2010

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    Racked With Guilt.

    I know that eating four Oreos wont be the end of the world. My therapist told me this much and the logic is rock solid. But I hate myself for it anyway. I run an extra mile to hopefully compensate.
    Tash58 Tash58 31-35, F Nov 26, 2012

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    On And Off Orthorexia

    Christmas is the worst time of the year for dieters. It's hard to say no or turn away from mouth-watering food. Unfortunately, everything that's served during the holidays is loaded with sugar, salt and fat. Have you ever heard of anyone saying, "It's Christmas! Let's...
    asha328 asha328 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    Eating Is a Practical Necessity

    I would be prefectly happy if I didn't have to eat all. If I could get EVERYTHING I need from a food pill and have no hunger pains I would be happy. I eat all of my vergetables raw and fruit too. I eat only the healthiest foods. no prepared food at all. only 100% whole grains...
    candy100 candy100 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Student Journalist

     Hi there, I am a young student trying to learn more about Orthorexia and/or obsessive eating habits for one of my journalism classes. I feel the best way to learn about this is from someone who has experienced this first-hand. If you feel comfortable telling me your story...
    nic1248 nic1248 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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    I Think This Is Real.

    I started maintaining a more "healthy" lifestyle when I was 28 years old. My then-husband (now 2 years my ex-husband) was diagnosed with morbidly high cholesterol and, in order to show support, I began researching and implementing a low-cholesterol diet for him and me and our...
    Tasha58 Tasha58 31-35 1 Response Nov 24, 2012

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    Ortho? Ortho.

    I was a skinny kid, up until I was around 14. I then started eating unhealthily, and pumping my body with crap. I was diagnosed with depression at 16, and the weight doubled. I didn't think much of it, and then I realised that four years later, I was nearing 200lbs. It wasn't...
    Vanilliai Vanilliai 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    I Was Orthorexic

    I was never a fat kid, something else drove me to become orthorexic. I became really interested in health, what it could do for you. i wanted more energy, I wanted to be fitter, I wanted to look good, I wanted to feel more confident I wanted to make changes now so I lived a...
    rockstareddy rockstareddy 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    I Love Being Orthorexic

    When I was growing up, i was always skinny.  People thought I had an eating disorder because I never gained weight.  I loved being told I was beautiful, pretty, graceful like a dancer; being envied because I ate whatever I wanted at parties.  Little did i know it...
    utmostrose utmostrose 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2010

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    Obsessed With Eating Healthy

    It all started with avoiding foods that contained high fructose corn syrup. I began paying very close attention to labels and what I was eating. Harmless right? Wrong! This obsession with healthy food has led me to skip meals, refusing to eat food prepared by others (without...
    justlana justlana 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2013

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