And we are off!

Well, I have finally arrived at the finish line! Everything is now published and submitted. For now, I will have a glass of wine to celebrate and nervously wait for the grade! Regardless of that, I am incredibly thankful for everyone who was part of this project, everyone who let me interview them, share their…

Orthorexia: When healthy eating goes too far

Once again, I’m panicking in the food aisle at Boots; trying to find the lowest calorie option for my Meal Deal so I can rush back to work and try and feel a bit better for not bringing a salad. As I grab the popcorn instead of grapes, I tut at myself in disgust. I’ve…

Nutrition is a big business, but who can we trust?

Nutrition became a big business last year, with popular bloggers gaining book deals and expanding their brand. But what about those smaller, lesser known nutrition blogs, wellness accounts and food-based Instagram feeds? Although some of what they might be telling us might be true, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. I spoke to Kelly…

Recovering from an eating disorder in the Digital Age

  We all love scrolling down Instagram, finding out what our friends are up to and looking at cute animals. But apart from mindless curiosity (and jealousy) at our co-worker’s holiday to Bora Bora, Hashtags are used to share our content with other people with similar interests. So it’s no wonder that people are documenting…

Q & A: Chaya Djo

Orthorexia affects many people all around the world, and of many ages. Chaya Djo is from Belgium, and kindly let me interview her:   1) What is your age and occupation? I’m 16 years old and I’m a student.   2) How long ago did you first realise you had a problem with disordered eating? It’s…

Updates!

So, it’s been a while since my last post but this project is really coming underway! I’ve spoken to Stella Stathi, an Integrative and Jungien Psychotherapist & Eating Disorder specialist, Jason who is a bodybuilder from the USA, and Jade, who has been wonderful in sharing her story. I’ve had some wonderful responses via my…

Interview: Kelsey Miller

Last Thursday afternoon, I had the pleasure of interviewing American writer  Kelsey Miller. Brooklyn based, she is a Senior writer at Refinery 29 and is the creator of the website’s most popular section, The Anti Diet Project. The project is a breath of fresh air to anyone who has had a difficult relationship with their bodies, dieting and fitness, offering…

Welcome…

Hello there, Thank you for checking out this blog about Orthorexia Nervosa, an eating disorder fixated on healthy eating. As this project develops, I will be posting further blog posts, videos, audio, interviews and finally, my main completed article! Feel free to comment or contact me, and if you’re not already, follow @orthorexiammp on Twitter…