Orthorexia

Orthorexia is an unhealthy focus and obsession with proper or 'healthful' eating. Eating nutritious food is good, but if you have orthorexia, you obsess about it to the degree that can damage your overall well-being.

*Please note* Although not currently in the DSM-5 orthorexia is a very dangerous illness. It is often masked by the wellness trends of our culture and can be overlooked. If you are struggling please know you don’t have to do it alone. Don’t let diet culture or “wellness” culture fool you! Healing is possible with help from our skilled therapists at Recovered and Restored!!

 

 

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What is orthorexia?

Some symptoms of orthorexia are:

  • Checking ingredients/ nutrition labels

  • Concern of health of ingredients

  • Cutting out entire food groups

  • Labeling foods as "healthy" and "pure"

  • Hours per day spent thinking of food

  • Distress over health of foods consumed

  • Obsession over following healthy lifestyle social media

  • Over-exercising

Some orthorexia therapy treatment approaches we use to help you on your orthorexia recovery journey are: 

Recovery From Orthorexia is Possible

Orthorexia is often overlooked and minimized but at Recovered and Restored know that your healing matters and your disorder is not just a trend or a phase. Eating does not have to be rigid and exercise does not have to be forced or obsessive it can be joyful.

 

Your orthorexia does not have to hold you, hostage, anymore. Make peace with food and movement today. Here is a blog written by our therapist Abby to help you bring healing your relationship with movement today!!

 

It is possible to recover. There are some tips and tricks that can help provide the support needed to maintain a healthy state of being and resist the temptations to relapse.

Woman relaxing happily with her coffee celebrating recovery from orthorexia. Recovery from orthorexia is possible with orthorexia therapy in Delaware and New Jersey. Reach out to one of our skilled therapists today.
  • Admit there is a problem. You do not have to suffer alone. 

  • Begin therapy and create a multidisciplinary team including a HAES therapist, HAES nutritionist, and primary care HAES physician. 

  • Let go of the "good foods and bad foods" mindset

  • Make your meals delicious and fun! Try new recipes and restaurants with friends and family

  • Make gradual changes to your meals, and remember to not overly restrict yourself!

  • Join a support group, such as our Meal Support Group 

Start Orthorexia Treatment at Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Center

 

We are here to support you! We’ve been there we get it. We provide outpatient services as well as more intense treatment with an individualized team of recovered professionals.  Check out a blog by our owner Gabby where she shares about her personal healing and triumph.

 

You can have recovery too!! You are worthy of healing and inner peace connect with us today!

 

  1. Fill out our quick and easy contact form online and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

  2. Now that you’ve reached out, take a minute to get to know our team here. We encourage you to get to know us, our specializations, and our credentials.

  3. Begin your journey to health and wholeness! You CAN do this!

 

Other Mental Health Services Offered in PA, NJ, DE, and FL

 

We offer a wide variety of services related to eating disorder recovery including trauma therapy! We offer Weekly Support Groups, Nutrition Services, and Family and Parent Therapy as well as Coaching, all tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. We offer our services online in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, and South Carolina! We are here to offer our support and understanding in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Online Orthorexia Therapy

 

We are an Eating Disorder Therapy center based out of Ambler, Pennsylvania. However, all of our therapists are qualified to provide online eating disorder therapy to residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. Some towns served virtually include, but not limited to our Somerset, Short Hills, and Mendham in New Jersey, Hockessin, Bethany Beach, and Magnolia in Delaware, and Furlong, Doylestown, or Washington Crossing in Pennsylvania.