Jordan Younger, AKA ‘The Blonde Vegan,’ recently admitted that she has an eating disorder called Orthorexia as a result of an obsession with healthy eating. She retitled her blog ‘The Balanced Blonde’ — see how Jordan plans to inspire her followers towards a healthier lifestyle.
Jordan Younger, 23, began her online vegan blog in July 2013. She quickly gained followers on both her Instagram and her blog, and many people loved the recipes and cleanses she posted. However, the fault in Jordan’s lifestyle was that, while her diet was seemingly as healthy as one could get, she had set so many rules for herself that she gave her body little opportunity to receive the vital nutrients it needed.
‘The Blonde Vegan’ Admits Eating Disorder — Jordan Younger Develops Orthorexia
Orthorexia is an eating disorder that is centered around a severe obsession with eating healthy. Jordan developed this and started receiving signs from her body that she was not getting enough sustenance from the food she was eating.
Her confessionary post on her blog, which she posted in June 2014, was titled “Why I’m transitioning away from Veganism…” and talks about how she was taking too long to heal from an injury, wasn’t getting her period, and was getting uncomfortable pains.
All these signs led her to a nutritionist, and ultimately sparked her decision to lessen her dietary restrictions and make her goal to eat healthy rather than eat vegan. She gets protein through fish and eggs and plans to continue her blog and goal of inspiring followers.
Her blog has definitely received backlash from many vegan followers who disagree with her decision to ditch the vegan diet. However, Jordan is staying strong and keeping her new and improved title of “The Balanced Blonde.”
Inspiring Others To Live Healthy
While it is definitely a shock that such a public health-loving figure has admitted to an eating disorder, we are loving Jordan’s confidence and willingness to change her dietary ways. Her changes are definitely for the better and we think it’s great that she is letting the public know that it is important to listen to your body and treat it right!
Being healthy is the number one way to look your most beautiful, and Jordan definitely has the right idea about shutting down the need for diet titles and rules. We’re loving Jordan’s honesty and confidence about listening to her body!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you inspired by Jordan’s lifestyle changes?
— Claire O’Halloran
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