It’s not technically an eating disorder, but maybe it’s time to think of vegetarianism as one. According to research from some reputable universities earlier this year, “[vegetarians] may be at increased risk for binge eating with loss of control.” That’s an eating disorder in my mind.
I can’t say that I’m too surprised. Malnourished vegetarians certainly do not get enough of the foods their body needs. If I ate salad and kale for every meal, the first opportunity I had to eat food with nutrients would definitely send me into a food binge.
Balancing out their diets with meats and other happy animal products would probably be a good way for them to decrease their risk of eating disorders. Meanwhile, I’m happy knowing that my unvegan diet is keeping eating disorders at bay.
(via Medical News Today)