Wanting to eat healthy to maintain an optimal health level is a healthy concern. Eating enough vegetables and fruits, reducing sodium intake, or introducing plant base proteins to one’s menu are realistic nutritional objectives. Unfortunately, for some people, that concern sometimes turns into an obsession difficult to live with. Objectives rapidly become hard to attain and the simple act of eating becomes an ordeal.
Orthorexia is an excessive concern about the quality of one’s diet. At first, people are preoccupied with some parts of their diet: eliminating refined sugars or eating more fibres. And then, gradually, their entire diet becomes an issue.
The Bratman test allows identifying people that are more likely subject to suffer from orthorexia.
If you answered yes to two or more questions, learn to be easier on yourself! Excess, one way or another, is never good for you!