orthorexia

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?