Publicly consuming huge large amounts of fatty beef and heavy cream means I very rarely get accused of 'healthy eating'.
I actually do believe in the orthorexia (as a subset of anorexia) theory and have known several people who suffered with it, but in those cases they were starving their bodies because they had developed such a pathological fear of unhealthy foods/too much food - it was a facet of textbook anorexia nervosa. It deserves it's own definition though, IMO.
Eating a specific diet has nothing to do with orthorexia. It's an eating disorder involving starvation and severe health problems. Now, you can develop certain unhealthy/ED tendencies while eating a specific/strict diet, but that does not mean you are 'orthorexic'.
I took the quiz:I've never counted the hours I think about food. Not that many I don't think... I meal-plan often, like my mother and grandmother before me. We're poor, it's an important part of keeping to a budget.Yes - I've never had much emotional attachment to food and don't get overly excited about the taste of things.Eating well has improved every facet of my life.No, I've gotten more lax. I'm more of an 80/20 'paleo' eater these days.Yeah, I guess? A lot things taste good but I don't feel well physically after eating them...so I don't.Yes, I am extremely proud of myself for finally stepping up and taking excellent care of my body and my health. Used to neglect myself terribly and eat crap non-stop, and I paid for it with many health issues. I feel bad for people who neglect their health and eat badly, because I know what it's like to not be able to muster the motivation to care for yourself.Not at all. Sometimes I feel stomach pain though. ;)Kind of. I'm pretty flexible though.I guess I do feel a sense of peace when I know I am eating right and am going to feel good. Not that I have a panic attack when I eat pizza, but I get a sense of impending doom since I know I'm going to pay for it later.
According to this scale I am 'orthorexic'. I eat 3000+ calories, mostly of whole foods, every day. Utter bullshit. How is it 'disordered' to put thought and effort into what you eat each day? Not thinking about food and nutrition at all is why so many people eat poorly and pay the long-term consequences!