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Francesca Mittoni talks about the orthodox trap

Francesca Mittoni explained to Fanpage.it how she fell into the orthorexia trap and how she got out of it, restoring a healthy relationship with food and the joy of enjoying it without guilt.

Often, even from the best of places, something harmful can arise, if it is transgressed and taken to extremes. So it is with nutrition and sport: a balanced diet and constant physical activity are the key to a healthy life, they are ways to love and take care of yourself. But they can get real Obsession: If you go further, you end up inOsteopathy. When it comes to eating disorders, there’s still a little bit of attention: but Frances Mitoniwhich he went through, explained to Fanpage.it what it was about, how she fell into this trap and how she managed to get out of it by findingBalance between health and weight.

What is orthotics

Like any teenager, Francesca also saw her body change at a certain age. Weight gain around the age of 16 prompted her to try dieting. Up until that point his relationship with food had been completely normal and peaceful, then something changed and he became conflicted. For a long time she went from restrictive diets to binges, hurting herself. “Then I realized the problem and thought to solve it, I actually fell into a different problem, orthorexia: it’s the obsession with healthy food,” she told Fanpage.it.

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Orthorexia is not yet considered an eating disorder and very little is said about it, because from the outside it also looks like a balanced and healthy lifestyle carried out by motivated people who care about their well-being. In fact, Francesca would obsessively count calories, weigh all kinds of food, and give up going out for fear she couldn’t completely control portions and foods. In short, it is a matter of a sick relationship: “If a person has an active lifestyle and eats in a balanced way calmly, then this is one thing, but if he does it for fear of any kind of food that differs from the usual, for fear of social events, then it is different.”

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Instagram @francescamittoni_

How to have a healthy relationship with food

On her social networks today Francesca speaks with more serenity about food and nutrition, and continues to offer recipes to her followers, but in a completely different spirit. He also told his story in a book: I am not a burden (Fabry Editori). “Back then I was doing purely healthy recipes, with very few calories, very little fat, and very little sugar. Now I make balanced dishes, without any qualms,” he said. Today, if he wants a dessert, he eats it and the same goes for pasta. He deleted a file Fear of food, specifically those foods that have been so demonized that one is almost afraid to eat them. In short, the current perspective is exactly the opposite: “The primary thing was to shift the focus from the body I wanted to acquire to health: determining that my health was more important. The body I was going to have was secondary.”

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Instagram @francescamittoni_

We are slaves to non-existent perfection

On social media (and not only) there is a tendency to show off A perfection that is most of the time completely illusorythey suggest Unattainable and often unhealthy standards. Francesca Mittoni has repeatedly repeated this on her social networks Don’t believe everything you see on the internet. He also explained to Fanpage.it that dealing with certain standards generates a continuum Feeling frustrated: “Fitness, first of all, female, is a fashion, and this is a hallucination. A person never feels it.”

How diet culture affects our lives

“Diet culture is the set of beliefs that see food as divided into good (healthy) and bad (unhealthy) food. This distinction does not exist, because food has no moral value,” said Francesca. Social media is also involved Diet culture has taken over and runs the risk of crushing especially the most fragile people, unable to orient themselves in a world that seems homogeneous and based onThe perfect thinness“The skinny diet culture is an absolute value that we aspire to. It sees training as simply a way to burn calories, so people are ethically discriminated against based on what they eat, how much they train, how much they weigh, and what size they wear.”

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Instagram @francescamittoni_

There is a need for more normality and less perfection

Instead of striving for physical perfection, perhaps we should aim for itAcceptance, for self-improvement does not affect health and does not lead to mania. Above all, it is perhaps better and more constructive for one to strive for well-being and balance without framing it in pre-packaged models and stereotypes. Definitely: today’s society is permanently ‘exposed’ leading anyone to bring out their best in order to be accepted. L’consent It seems the only way.

Instagram @francescamittoni_

Instagram @francescamittoni_

But is she really? This is where it is valuableexclusivitywhich also finds more and more space in social narratives: we show ourselves for who we really are, including our so-called “flaws”, which are nothing more than normal state. “It helped me to see certain messages on social media: if there were more messages of acceptance, maybe things would have gone a little differently. I talk about certain topics because I wanted to create a profile that could have been useful to me at some point,” confided Frances.

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