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03 Apr 2006

addicted to fruit
hi there

how can i decrease my fruit intake???
i eat about 10 or more servings of fruit a day! the thing is, i ony eat fruit and veggies the whole day...
im pretty sure i get my cal intake...i prepare my veggies by steaming it and adding nothing......am i on the way of some disorder....anyway,i am going off my actual topic.

how can i decrease my fruit intake?this surely will be killing my teeth...
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Fruity
Yes, even the most nutritious foods like fruit and vegetables cannot sustain good health on their own. Human beings are omnivores which means our digestive tract and metabolism has adapted to eating proteins, fats and carbohydrates. You could well be suffering from orthorexia, an eating disorder, where the patient restricts her food intake to one or two foods in the mistaken belief that this is healthy. After awhile this becomes an obsession and the patient may develop deficiencies due to a lack of important nutrients in their monotonous diet. Think carefully if this eating pattern is an obsession and if so, please consult both a clinical dietitian and a clinical psychologist because eating disorders require a team approach.
Take care
DietDoc
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