What is Orthorexia Nervosa?
Orthorexia Nervosa is a disordered relationship with eating, that centers on obsessions with “good” food and “clean eating.” This clean eating effort often begins as an attempt to eat in a healthy manner, before moving into rigid and harmful thought patterns and behaviors that are detrimental to physical and psychological health. Eventually, the quest for “perfection” is evidenced by exercise rituals and obsession over clean eating. Food choices become restrictive, in both variety and calories, eventually their health suffers because of it.
How We Treat
Our multidisciplinary team works with clients individually, and in group sessions, to shift their perceptions of self-worth to a multifaceted and authentic acceptance of themselves, away from the tunnel vision of perfection achieved through rigid and unhealthy eating and exercise patterns. There is help, call us at La Ventana Treatment Center today.