orthorexia

Being able to balance the intensity of an all-or-nothing approach to performance is both a blessing and a curse.
It is important to know the difference between discipline and obsession when it comes to our food.
Cheryl Nasso competed in the 2011 CrossFit Games, but for decades before she struggled with a life-threatening eating disorder. She credits the discovery of CrossFit for changing everything.
My life changed on May 13, 2011. It was my first day in a treatment center for an eating disorder. It changed again on December 5, 2011 when I discovered CrossFit.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: female athletes and the scale, squats, mobility, and more!
Orthorexia, while not officially recognized by the DSM-IV as an eating disorder, is basically an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. Take a quiz and find out if you're on the edge.
When does athletic activity cross the boundary from life enhancing to unhealthy preoccupation? What can we do about it?