Posted 2/27/2014 11:23 AM (GMT -7)
Also, not eating doughnuts doesn't mean you have an eating disorder. WOW.
Doughnuts were just one example out of potentially hundreds of foods: I didn't want to create a list longer than your arm when one example served to prove my point. Not eating doughnuts by itself isn't significant, but if you have a list of forbidden foods that are longer than your arm or are terrified of ingesting a mouthful of anything that isn't "natural" or "pure", then, yes, I would suspect orthorexia. Obviously, I would make an exception for certain medical conditions or groups of people who do have to follow a restricted diet for various reasons.
IBD is a bit of a grey area on that front. During a flare-up we have to limit what we eat, but during remission most of us could eat a normal diet.