It seems that these days, the most popular accounts to follow are of fitness models and influencers who are considered thin, beautiful, and youthful by societal standards. Whether these models are sponsored by detox tea companies, weight loss supplements, bathing suit lines; they usually are sending the message that weight loss and slenderness are the ideal.
This message of what a “healthy” individual should “look” like is problematic on many levels. It affects how we view ourselves, how we treat one another, misinformes the core definition of health, and can cause people to think that their health or worth is defined by their body size or weight (spoiler alert: it isn’t!).
Being mindful of who you are following on social media is so important for mental and physical health. When you look up to the right people on your journey to self-love, you’ll realize that you are not alone in this battle, and you’ll feel a sense of community. So, take this opportunity to clear out your social media of unwanted and toxic images or messages and replace them with accounts that make you feel good about yourself.
Keep reading to learn about the different fabulous poodcasts and Instagram accounts to follow for inspiration on Eating Disorder Recovery, Anti-Diet, Body Positivity, and Non-Diet recipe ideas.
Eating Disorder Recovery Accounts
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre posts lovely reminders that encourage mental wellness, health at every size, and self-love.
Follow The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for ED recovery and body inclusive inspiration.
And of course, follow me 😉 For #bodyclapbacks, recipe inspo, and all things non-diet!
Suzanne Dietrich, a non-diet dietitian, shares intuitive eating and body neutrality messages.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Molly Bahr, shares posts that promote intuitive eating, anti-diet culture, and self-kindness.
Kirsten Ackerman stands for anti-diet culture, has her own podcast “Intuitive Bites” and is currently writing a book.
Julie Duffy Dillon; Love Food Podcast Host, Fat Positive Registered Dietitian, Eating Disorder Specialist + Supervisor
Bonnie Roney, RD encourages Intuitive eating and Food freedom on her creative, bright page.
Vincci is an anti-diet dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor. Follow her for messages on HAES, body acceptance, and intuitive eating.
This platform run by Hilary Kinavey, LPC and Dana Sturtevant, RD, facilitates transformational work grounded on weight inclusivity and body positivity.
Body Positivity Accounts
Megan shares a loud message of body positivity, feminism, and social justice. Follow for body inclusive fashion, empowerment, and all the other words you need to hear.
An advocate for body inclusivity, body positivity, Meg shares her workout videos and beautiful reminders.
Non-diet Recipe Inspo Accounts
Jessica Roocroft, a fellow Vancouver dietitian shares a variety of delicious, nourishing recipes.
Dana King, a weight inclusive RD, shares a great balance of recipe ideas and anti-diet quotes.
And if you like to listen to podcasts…
Co-hosts and Registered Dietitians, Ali Eberhardt and Hannah Robinson, are dedicated to ditching diet culture, taking weight stigma and fatphobia head on, and cutting the bullsh*t out of “health & wellness”.
Christy Harrison, Registered Dietitian, discusses intuitive eating, body image, eating disorder recovery, and Health at Every Size in her podcast, Food Psych®
Food behavior expert and host, Julie Duffy Dillon is rolling up her sleeves to get to the bottom of what is really healthy. This dietitian has a secret: food is not your enemy and your body is tired of the constant attacks.
HAES Dietitian and Certified Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Scritchfield and her guests have interesting conversations about the cultural influences that keep you stuck in “diet prison” and how you can break free to create meaningful changes in your life.
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This blog was written with the help of UBC nutrition student, Jennifer Chernoff and UBC dietetics student, Celine Koppenaal.