A 25-year-old woman who was once a very devoted vegan, now warns people about the danger of being obsessed with healthy eating.
Jordan Younger, said that her strict vegan diet resulted in hair fall and irregular menstrual cycle.
In 2013, Younger was known for her blog called the 'Blonde Vegan' that includes her personal experiences on following the strict raw-based vegan diet. Because of her devotion and commitment to follow the diet, she had almost 70,000 followers on Instagram.
‘Jordan Younger said that her obsession with strict diet stopped her from leading a normal life full of social activities and other interests.’
The vegan diet is very cleansing and detoxing at the beginning, said Younger. The diet resolved her former stomach problems and an adrenaline rush and energy was flowing throughout her body. But after some time, she discovered that the diet offered her more harm than good.
"The obsession with my diet took up my every waking hour. It was stopping me from leading a normal life full of social activities and other interests," said Younger.
Later it was discovered that she had orthorexia. National Eating Disorders Association defined it as a person having a "righteous fixation on healthy eating".
Eventually, Younger lost 25lbs weight that made her look skeletal at 105lbs and her stomach problems returned.
She stopped her strict diet when she started eating a healthy diet and her health improved. Now, Younger follows a healthy diet with inclusion of fish, eggs and meat. She renamed her blog as 'The Balanced Blonde' with a wide-range choice of tips and recipes for a balanced diet.