Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘disordered eating’

Orthorexia – the accepted new age eating disorder

Strict adherence to a healthy diet, scrupulously avoiding ‘unhealthy foods’, exercising religiously, and stocking up on ‘superfoods’. To most of us, the above reads like a shopping list of healthy living. But to some, obsessive habits like these may be symptomatic of an all-encompassing eating disorder. For Naomi Arnold, what started out as a well-intentioned health kick morphed into a fixation on “obsessive ‘clean’ eating and rigorous exercise.” Arnold had […]

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Rise of the drunkorexic – dieting to drink

If I told you that a vodka and coke contained the kilojoule equivalent of a tablespoon of mayonnaise, would you think twice about ordering it? Go for a double shot and you’re almost up to a slice of pizza. This confronting, but realistic approach to handling the bar has reportedly snowballed into a whole new kind of disordered eating – but it’s not the booze that’s being forfeited, it’s the […]

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