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
Body Positivity Accounts
Non-diet Recipe Inspo Accounts
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”.
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.
This blog was written with the help of UBC nutrition student, Jennifer Chernoff and UBC dietetics student, Celine Koppenaal.