Hey I was watching it and wondered what everyone thought about it? No one on this show is as strict as 30badders but it seems they are judged and everyone friends and family are forcing them to eat pizza and telling them to stop obsessing. Most people in my life tend to eat healthier when they're around me or we both eat our own way. If I go to the restaurant I'll eat before or after, or even bring my food to the restaurant. I've taken in a whole cantaloupe to Mexican Restaurants and asked the server for a plate and knife w/o any problems half the table ended up eating cantaloupe with me in addition to their mexican food because it was so good. I've eaten an entire papaya in rafferty's and the server himself had me pop a bite in his mouth between tables ;)
Don't get me wrong sometimes it's a hassle to eat this way and I have days I get frustrated as well, but it seems the people MTV is following don't have nearly as strict of a diet but bigger issues with it...
What does everyone think? Orthorexia? MTV's True life etc thoughts...
I had orthorexia/anorexia in high school. I wouldn't eat anything that had more than 2% of calories from fat and exercised compulsively. If I was starving and there wasn't anything around that met my qualifications, I'd drink Sierra Mist instead to get rid of dizziness and take the edge off hunger (after all, soda is low fat!) I also had big problems with social situations.
I eat healthier now, in the sense that the crackers/soda and other weird things I ate weren't actually that good for me. But I enjoy my food way more now and have no problem in social situations. I don't obsess like I used to. So orthorexia is about a mindset more than it is about your actual dietary choices. I don't think egg whites with cheese are all that healthy, but if eating them causes a major mental disturbance than it is definitely a problem.
my old daily regimen used to be 1 banana, an oat bar, 2 cups of plain lettuce, 1-120 calorie serving of snack sticks, and a low-calorie gatorade drink or sierra mist after cross country practice. so crazy to think about.
good god... "after cross country practice". you must have survived on thin air!
Wow, thank you for sharing!
I've thought of doing to quit calorie counting! Its a great method.
I feel so freed from my eating disorder when I'm eating raw, but calorie counting is that one last thing I need to eliminate. I feel as if it is blocking my way to true recovery and true health.
I actually need to gain weight so any is welcome! And I have been, slowly but surely. (It took me a long time to get to the point where I'm okay with that though!) I'm not sure about anyone else though...
I've read some members with former EDs, count carbs instead of calories and this sits well with them. 10 times your body weight in kilos to get your basic carb needs, add more for activity, is what Harley recommends. It's almost essential to track fuel needs and fat intake for the first week or two and then every time you change your routine, either foods or activity.
sure thing! :)
Yes I had much better success not counting calories. Granted, I am not 100% raw right now-- but I still have the ability to eat enough fruit (I know becuase I HAVE done it and felt amazing). When I was still counting calories on 811 I was still quietly obsessing.... but not counting and not having a heart attack when something non-perfect crosses my lips everything is better!
they should do a True Life: I'm a happy, thriving Raw Vegan. they'd have plenty of candidates.
I saw it. Funny enough I was at a friends house after telling him about my diet for the first time... haha! good timing! None of them ate enough and none of them ate very healthy to me. They just ate stuff that made them skinny. How stupid. Being healthy is not a disease. When you disguise your ANOREXIA for "eating healthy," it is still Anorexia. It is NOTHING NEW. It happens all of the time. I have been in hospitals for eating disorders. Tons of the people (mostly women) say that they are vegan, mostly vegetarian so no one tries to make them eat fatty food, so they don't get fat. They end up feeding them tons of avocados, processed soy products, stir fries, and peanut butter. The ones under 18 have to get a permission from their parents to let them eat even vegetarian. ???? now is that healthy? Allowing parents (who have probably never taken a nutrition class) decide if meat and dairy is healthy for their sick child? ugh...