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Is Vegetarianism an Eating Disorder?

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, to those who have this kind of disorder may consider going to a treatment center. Clementine Fairfax for adolescent girls is a residential eating disorder treatment center. You can visit the online webpage if you wish to know more.

Now, I’m happy knowing that my unvegan diet is keeping eating disorders at bay.

(via Medical News Today)