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Studies have shown that there is a dark side to diet identities: A new eating disorder called orthorexia is linked with excessive meaning and control toward eating habits, resulting in the individual perceiving lesser dimensionality as a human being. Research has indicated that *social media, specifically Instagram, promote symptoms of orthorexia, which manifest as a hyperfocus on dietary restrictions and exercise.
The popularity of diets and food lifestyles constantly evolve. Some of these dietary choices have become communities of their own and can shape both who people interact with socially and how they navigate through life. Here’s a list of popular and interesting diet identities.
Many may assume that the United States is the nexus for most if not all of these dietary trends. However, we are seeing that throughout the globe people restrict major food groups from their diets.