Many doctors, nutritionists and dietitians warn about the trend called “clean eating”. Not without a reason, as this could lead to dangerous eating disorders such as anorexia.
Clean Eating: healthy or dangerous?
In his practice, the British physician Max Pemberton has repeatedly been treating women who have developed an eating disorder through clean eating. Some of them even starved to death.
When it's all about food
His thesis: Clean Eating demonizes all foods that are in some way industrially processed. This leads to a black and white thinking. There is only good or bad. In addition, those affected are completely fixated on food.
Danger of clean eating: When everything is deleted from the grocery list
Max Pemberton warns that, in extreme cases, the very conscious eaters will delete many important foods from their list and in the long run. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, etc. – All that was not organically grown or bred is immediately deleted. People who feed themselves so rigorously risk serious deficiencies.
Orthorexia: The desire to eat healthy
In social media you can surely see how concerned some people about their nutrition. They are constantly posting new photos of a diet that is supposed to be healthy. In fact, however, those affected constantly study everything on their plates. This is how they develop real addictive behavior.
As a matter of fact, it is advisable to care about what you eat and how it is prepared, but once it becomes an obsession, then it becomes a disorder.