Celebrity dietitian, MS, RD and founder of F-Factor Tanya Zuckerbrot has built an empire helping high-powered New Yorkers (who shell out $10,000-plus) shed major pounds. But she also recognizes that there’s such a thing as too healthy. “It’s always possible to have too much of a good thing, even when it comes to your health,” Zuckerbrot explains. “The term for focusing excessively on healthy eating is orthorexia nervosa, and while not clinically recognized as a diagnosis, it is enough of a widespread issue to warrant a name. The problem manifests in a variety of ways depending on the main focus of an individual’s diet.”
Now that doesn’t mean you should finish off a day of clean eating with a box of Oreos (at least not every night…), but it does mean that you should think twice before eliminating an entire food group from your diet. Not only are you putting yourself at risk for missing out on essential nutrients, but your body may actually respond favorably to the foods you’ve cut out. With that in mind, we asked Zuckerbrot to highlight mistakes that she finds people commonly make when trying to be healthy and why, in actuality, they’re anything but.
Source: the fashion spot