Orthorexia or happiness? It's your choice

There has been a new phenomenon of affluent society for some years now: the desire for proper nutrition or orthorexia. The word is made ?? ortho? with the meaning? upright, right, right? and? orexia? with the meaning? Appetite or desire? together. We know the components of the word in other terms, such as "spelling", "orthodox" and "anorexia" (loss of appetite or anorexia).

Orthorexia - new phenomenon of affluent society

Orthorexia is a nipples, an addiction or maybe even a disease. People are meticulous about proper nutrition. Since you do not care much about religion and food in abundance. Belief in proper nutrition can become a substitute religion.

Nutrition and religion are also very closely related areas of life. There are many rules in religions that describe what you can or may not eat at what times (eg halal or kosher). There are rituals that have to do with food intake (the Lord's Supper, fasting and fasting break) but above all many food bans. Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins!


But even outside religion, you can no longer save yourself from advice and warnings about what makes you fat or ill, what makes you slim, beautiful, strong or healthy and what is politically, ecologically or genetically correct. Other culinary forms are (perhaps only temporarily) culturally high quality and are to testify of cosmopolitan attitude or big budget.

Sometimes the eggs contain bad cholesterol, sometimes the meat contains too many antibiotics or is contaminated with mad cow disease or bird flu. Then lurking everywhere, where it tastes particularly good the carcinogenic acrylamide. If one believes that the sugar devil has just been expelled, then the sweeteners were only the Beelzebub.

Sometimes the health apostles have certain fats on the jug. In other diets, the carbohydrates alone make you fat and you can only eat protein bread, but not too much, because then the acid-base balance is no longer correct. Then there are tons of ways to replace milk, eggs or meat, preferably with South American chia seeds or Far Eastern soy constructions, so that you do not need real meat anymore.


What is the right preparation? Microwave and deep fryer are of course banned! From raw to slow cooking, steaming, blanching, roast, spicy or refined seasoned. What is allowed or urgently advised?

Of course whole wheat, but please gluten free. The most exotic and natural plants such as Inca wheat, but please from regional cultivation. Hay milk from happy cows in the pasture from the deposit bottle, but please lactose-free. Low sodium food, with at most a grain of Himalayan salt.

Low carb, food combining, calorie counting, interval fasting, blood group diet. Raw food, food with high glycemic content, vegetarian, vegan or even fructan. From the Stone Age to Postmodernism, there are saints and sinners. Postmodern pseudo-cereals, milk substitute drinks, soybean schnitzel, analogue cheeses or would you prefer Stone Age cooking? There are so many guidebooks and so many nutritional apostles who want to convince others of their only blessing nutritional philosophy or at least want to be involved in sales, because diets are a constant issue.


Now I do not want to go into what diet I think is right or orthorexia for the disease (it's not even recognized as a disease). The Internet is full of information about it and - how could it be otherwise is one not even agree what the? Right? Orthorexia makes.

I made a decision for myself that I just want to encourage all of you. With no other topic is a "decision out of the gut"? as appropriate as the diet: Believe in yourself! Your body is much more competent in terms of nutrition than the brain. Pay attention to the signals of YOUR OWN body. What are your appetites? What do you like, what not? When is it enough? What will make you sick (maybe not until the next day)? I do not direct my diet according to advertising, not according to foreign regulations and also not after the clock, but after my stomach and other own body signals.

variety is good and I like to try something new, I like to get new ideas, but ultimately, my body decides what does him good or not. There are a lot of pleasant things in my diet that I can enjoy happily and with a clear conscience because I know that I'm still fine after the meal. Much, what as? Healthy? is propagated, maybe (initially) even tastes good, I do not eat, because I have found that it does not get me. Then the renunciation of it is also easy. On the other hand, I have found that the carbohydrates so despised by others are the most important in my diet. If I pay attention to good quality, I will be full for a long time.

Write your own nutrition plan:

Those who actually have health problems should write a food diary. In it you can record what you eat at what times and in what quantities and how it goes with it and then draw your own conclusions or discuss with a trusted person. A personal food diary keeps you going any further than any externally prescribed diet. Your own body decides what works well. If you do not have your own ideas, you can get some advice from the outside. But no matter how well-intentioned advice from outside can not replace one's own body feeling. The diet must suit you. Everyone is what he eats.

Delicious food: celebrate the meal

Eating is far more than just feeding, it involves much more than swallowing. It starts with the planning, shopping, goes beyond the preparation, the tablecloths, enjoy in company, to the clearing, leftovers and later recovery. The taste is only a small component of the enjoyment, the eye literally eats, with me it is even more the nose. The scent of food when choosing, preparing and serving is also a pleasure that can be savored. //www.thefruitandflowerbasket.com/riechdiaet-duefte-haben-keine-kalorien-a48181/

The happy food is still the best. Merry enjoyment mobilizes the body's own forces, which in the truest sense of the word? make beautiful.

My Eating Disorder. | August 2022