I Am An Orthorexic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    I'm not big. I know I'm not,

    but whenever I look in the mirror, all I see is fat. I workout every day of the week usually, I'm 5'4 and weigh 130- I know I'm not fat, but I am so unhappy with how I look. The only part of my body I can't stand is my stomach, for the most part the rest is muscle, but no...
    kxCobra kxCobra
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 24, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 24, 2012

    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
    Jul 25, 2011

    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
    1 Response Oct 24, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    Hello! I am an undergraduate intern

    and dietetics student working on a documentary on Orthorexia Nervosa and am looking for fellow sufferers and recovered sufferers from ON to share their struggle in anonymous phone interviews, or written interviews. If you are interested in participating in an interview, please...
    nutritionista21 nutritionista21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    It's like eating healthy

    and Orthorexia is always in the back of my mind. I have culinary arts next period and my teacher always asks me why I don't eat anything we make, well we always make carbs loaded with sugar that's why! grill some asparagus and we can talk! Last night I ate dinner with my...
    kxCobra kxCobra
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    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

    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...
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2011
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