Learn to look at food differently
Social media can be persuasive.
What people see and hear online can heavily influence what they choose to eat, what exercise they do and even their self image.
This influence is not always positive.
Sometimes the things we see can lead to unrealistic ideals and restrictive behaviours in the desire to look a certain way.
In contrast, positive social media can often inspire people to carry out sustainable behaviours and even change the way people view health.
Finding the right inspiration is the most important thing.
My suggestions for what to follow to inspire healthy self image and habits are:
Centre for Integrative Health: Directed by a team of psychologists, dietitians and exercise physiologists dedicated to helping people overcome their struggles with eating, weight and body image to improve their physical and emotional health.
Moderation Movement: This site is centred around the philosophy of stop quitting the food you love, ditch the fad diets and learn how to let go of anxiety and guilt around eating and exercise.
What’s for Eats: Designed by dieitian Nina Mills, What’s for Eats is designed to escape the diet noise and find information and support to help people tune into intuitive eating and feel good eating.
Eat for Wellness: Provides ideas to nourish and restore the body and soul and gives a new perspective on creating a respectful relationship to take care of yourself.
Body Positive Australia: Focuses around the concept of treating everyone, in every body of all shapes, sizes, genders and abilities with love, care and the utmost respect, and treating yourself the same way!
So this month make the effort to fill your feed with positive social media posts to create a better perspective on healthy habits.
You’ll feel better for it!