Breaking Vegan: One Woman’s Journey from Veganism, Extreme Dieting, and Orthorexia to a More Balanced Life

Finding balance in life is a goal many of us strive to achieve. Whether it’s through a healthy diet, exercise regimen, state of mind, relationship, or other activity (or all of the above), we spend our days trying to be, and become, our best selves. But what happens when all that focus starts to dominate

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Finding balance in life is a goal many of us strive to achieve. Whether it’s through a healthy diet, exercise regimen, state of mind, relationship, or other activity (or all of the above), we spend our days trying to be, and become, our best selves.

But what happens when all that focus starts to dominate our lives? When our desire for “perfect health” trumps everything else, perhaps without us even realizing it? What happens when our solution starts becoming the problem?

These are questions that author and popular blogger Jordan Younger faced when she decided that her extreme, plant-based, vegan lifestyle just wasn’t working in favor of her health anymore–and questions that you may be facing too.

In Breaking Vegan, Jordan reveals how veganism and obsessive “healthy” dieting eventually led her to a diagnosis of orthorexia, or a focus on healthy food that involves other emotional factors and ultimately becomes dysfunctional, even dangerous. In candid detail, Jordan shares what it was like to leave veganism (and experience a vicious backlash from the vegan community that once embraced her) and how she ultimately found her way to recovery. In addition to this, Jordan outlines an “anti-diet,” whole-foods-based eating plan featuring more than 25 recipes to help inspire others to find similar balance in their own lives.

Breaking Vegan is about tolerance and forgiveness. And ultimately, forging one’s own path toward happiness.

Comments

Amazon Customer says:

Touching and Inspirational!! I have never struggled with an eating disorder, nor have I ever been Vegan or even vegetarian, but I saw Jordan Younger on a talk show and decided to order the book. Wow! Am I happy I did! Breaking Vegan is a great story for anyone! Its touching, inspiring, and a great commentary on how our society views food and body issues. We can all benefit from her story and we can all use a little more balance in our life! I highly recommend it!!

Amazon Customer says:

Must read! Highly recommended! This book is a phenomenal read! To anyone who has ever suffered from an disorder or not, younger gives a personal in depth description of what it’s like to endure an eating disorder, starting from her youth to current day. She’s honest, raw and inspires others who might be headed down the same path. The book ends with a fantastic guide to a balanced life full of healthy tips and delicious recipes! A must read for anyone who wants a real, honest story about the dark side of an eating disorder…

Amazon Customer says:

A Must-Read For Self-Improvement Junkies & Dieters of All Types! A beautiful and inspiring story about a beautiful and inspiring woman who had the courage to change her habits in the name of health, balance, and most importantly happiness. Jordan’s story reminds us to avoid getting stuck in (or obsessed with) any lifestyle that isn’t bringing us complete and utter joy, which is a vital and relatable lesson for anyone who values self improvement (I’d hope this is everyone). Beyond the top of dieting, Breaking Vegan digs much deeper to explore many of the…

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