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  • noun Plural form of orthorexic.


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  • People with an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.
    People afraid of eating the wrong thing, ever.
    Unlike patients with anorexia nervosa, the goal of orthorexics is not to be thin but to be "pure, healthy and natural".
    Mental health experts say that the obsession about which foods are "good" and "bad" means that orthorexics can end up being malnourished and often shun food to the point of emaciation and starvation.

    --Compiled from Examples

    June 15, 2016