It Can Alienate People
If someone is starting to say no to social situations or experiences with others in order to avoid certain foods, the dieting has gone too far. "Oftentimes when people become obsessed with their healthy lifestyle, it also takes significant mental energy away from their work, relationships, and family life. As mentioned, energy restriction can result in a foul mood, too, which can impact relationships to a great extent," Jones said. "An obsession with an overly healthy lifestyle can also result in marked shame or guilt if eating outside of one's food rules and also can cause people to judge other's lifestyle habits," she explained. "This could be 'orthorexia,' or severe disordered eating that often leads to more serious clinically diagnosed eating disorders," in extreme cases.