Teens' obsession with healthy eating may turn into disease (WOIO)

Teens' obsession with healthy eating may turn into disease (WOIO)

Jessica Castonguay, DO, an adolescent medicine specialist at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses orthorexia, a condition in which the sufferer eliminates potentially healthy foods from their diet because they believe them to be harmful. Originally aired on http://www.wkyc.com on February 21, 2018.


  1. Arti S on June 25, 2019 at 6:55 pm


    Be kinder, be nicer, be above humanity!

    Einstein and famous achievers who went vegan have way better brain capacity and stamina (includes stage singers, hot singers, like Adam)

  2. John Ced on June 25, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Im 13 and im watching

  3. _._._Tudor _._._ on June 25, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    They have a good point, but explain it pourly. I think that what they might wanted to say is that is very good to eat vegetables, but when you only eat very little and you don’t get your protein or calcium, it becomes a problem.

  4. CJ2K on June 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    television = tell a lie to your vision

  5. Dee Li on June 25, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I hope this is just a joke..lol. Very funny

  6. amy williams on June 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    this should be applauded. choosing healthy options is always better.

  7. EXPLOTADOR 10 on June 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Calories matter weather they are healrhy calories or unhealthy calories

  8. Rachel Timmyyy on June 25, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    We should be educated more on balanced diets instead of discouraging “healthy eating” it’s a great habit, kids just aren’t doing it correctly and need to be taught the correct ways to eat healthy and still get vital nutrients

  9. Reagan Kelley on June 25, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    this makes me sad

  10. Qlitxq X3 on June 25, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Thats why I only go vegan for amonth

  11. Renee Oc on June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Oh, sure…let’s discourage today’s youth from researching and cutting out junk food. Are you kidding me?! How about giving them a 👍 and teaching them how to get enough variety, healthy fat, and calories? This world is so backwards. These people should be ashamed. Smh 🙄

  12. Brittney Smith on June 25, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    "Takes hours before going out with friends to look up the nutritional value of the foods of the restaurant " oh no! People actually want to know what they’re putting into their bodies! Someone call the police!
    Smh, they always say to eat better, but when you do it’s a problem. Huge example on how you can’t please everyone.
    I understand how some can obsess over this stuff and it becomes a problem, but they’re making it seem like young kids/teens can’t eat healthier bc it can be a problem. ANYTHING can become a problem, you just need to know how to do things the RIGHT WAY to avoid that.
    Thank you for coming to my Ted talk

  13. Sophie Lawry on June 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    "Trend" tf?!

  14. Edwin Alvarez on June 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    So we just cant do anything right???

  15. Jau Yun on June 25, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Lolz, "refusing to eat pizza and ice cream and choosing vegetables is a problem". I don’t think that the Onion should pretend to be a hospital … they are taking the joke a little too far.

  16. TXi_ Xecute on June 25, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    What if you ate a lot of vegetables and fruits?


  17. CurryHoodman on June 25, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Yall old people say having habits are disorders

  18. robyn on June 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    this is the dumbest video i’ve ever watched

  19. Braulio Alvarado on June 25, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    This is me… I’m a 14 year old boy and I’m obsessed with eating healthy to prevent weight gain… I know I’m at a stage of growth spurt and need to eat more but I restrict myself so much from junk food and fatty foods like pizza, cake, etc. I refuse to eat my moms dinner because I think it’s not “healthy enough”. And if I feel like I already ate too much but I’m still hungry, I would wait till the next day, because I don’t want to go over my calories needs… I even make my own healthy meals and my parents look at me weird because I chose to eat healthy and not the pizza they bought… my parents had told me to stop restricting myself so much because I’m still young and I don’t need to worry about that right now, but I just can’t seem to listen to them… if I eat an Oreo… I would feel bad about myself and not eat for the next 5 hours to make it up.

  20. Julian Rivera on June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    1950s: imagine how we will be in 2018!!!

    2018: don’t eat healthy it’s not good for you

  21. Garrett Bischoff on June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Well i did lose 30lbs when i cut out soda and only drank water with low sugar juice packets with my normal meals for 3 months.

  22. Don JonTM on June 25, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    0:50 Todd’s Worls

  23. LukstrGamr on June 25, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    So me actually losing weight *healthily* is a bad thing and I should start eating pizza and ice cream again? Wtf?? And it’s not like I have an eating disorder it’s just that i want to be healthy?

  24. Girlygamers1234 AJ on June 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    I can understand but I also can’t… why should you discourage teenagers like myself to stop eating healthy foods. I mean I get it, trying to eat healthy and then ending up cutting out important parts of your diet is a problem but you shouldn’t say “Stop eating healthy, eat packaged foods and junk foods,” it just doesn’t make sense, you should inform them, not discourage them.

  25. Piper Hallam on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    My brother is sooooo skinny but he eats very unhealthy! But I am a bigger then him and I am younger than him but I don’t eat unhealthy but I do have some unhealthy stuff. I don’t know if it is muscle or fat

  26. Mandy Griffing on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Instead of the parents telling the kids they can’t have dessert until they eat their veggies now it’s they can’t have their veggies until they eat there the dessert. How is eating healthy bad????? I’m so confused

  27. AERYBEAUTY on June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    if i were that young eating that healthy id be proud of myself!!! haters lmao

  28. emssnakes on June 25, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Hello to anyone reading this, I just wanted to clear something up. There seems to be a lot of confusion in the comment section so I hopefully can help. The disorder they are talking about in this video is called Orthorexia and they didn’t do a great job at explaining what this means. Orthorexia is an obsession with eating foods deemed healthy by an individual. This disorder isn’t commonly recognized like anorexia, bulimia, etc. since it is quite new, so it is understandable that people don’t know what it means. While healthy eating is great and all, and we should be encouraging people (especially teenagers) to eat healthier, people with Orthorexia take it too far. They cut out junk foods, which is great! But then, slowly, they cut out more food groups such as protein, carbs, fat, whatever it may be. After awhile, they are only eating a small variety of foods which causes a deficient in many nutrients. Again, this video really didn’t explain it well, but for the people complaining how ridiculous this is, know that there are real people suffering from this eating disorder. Healthy eating can be something great, but if it is taken to far, it can lead to something not so healthy.

  29. mia on June 25, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    It’s unhealthy when you start to literally starve yourself but it’s super HEALTHY when you do cut out junk food or it’s also super healthy when you eat a mix of mostly healthy food and maybe some more unhealthy food when you need it. The definition of “healthy” or “skinny” doesn’t mean starving yourself. I think the majority of teens know that isn’t good for your body. We have common sense.

  30. nata Sanz on June 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    This happened to me.
    Started eating healthy then I obsessed about it, and I ended up with an eating disorder

  31. Satreen Saeed on June 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Sooo they want us to eat junk food and get fatter and obsessed with unhealthy foods smh so unhelpful

  32. Raquel Romo on June 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I think it’s better is they balance their diet instead of cutting out carbs completely.

  33. Trash Pigeum on June 25, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    is this a joke? whats wrong with not wanting to put crap in my body. I mean i have no friends so not like i have these problems anyway.

  34. Anne J on June 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    The doctor in the video seems overweight to me so I’m not buying this idea.

  35. Sophia Davis on June 25, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    1. Pencil thin skinny isnt healthy like some think
    2. Lets stop discuraging kids, teens and youth to stop trying to eat healthy and make good healthy choices
    3. Lets help them get the missing nutrients they need when becoming healthy and not saying that its an eating disorder autimatically

  36. ForMore .KawaiiStUff on June 25, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Plant base food ruins your health, they dont look as healthy as you think.