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Revamp Your Social Media Feed With These Positive Messages

With WiFi almost everywhere we turn and smart phones in our pockets, we have almost constant access to social media.

Although it may seem subtle at times, the messages we see on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have a huge impact on how we view ourselves and our surroundings.

If the people you follow post their daily meals and workouts, you have the opportunity to constantly compare yourself with others. This can leave you judging yourself for not drinking a smoothie at breakfast, for grabbing ice cream with friends, or for not running 10 miles before work.

Something I often suggest to clients who are trying to fight their way out of the diet mentality and redevelop a healthy relationship with food is to revamp their social media feed. Surrounding yourself with things that inspire and encourage you has a massive impact on your thoughts throughout the day. When helpful, encouraging, non-judgmental things go in, helpful, encouraging, non-judgmental thoughts and behaviors will come out.

Any time I see a post that promotes excessive exercise, restrictive eating, or an unhealthy/unattainable body size or shape, I unfollow. It's just not worth it to me that have that influencing my ability to listen to my own body and make decisions accordingly.

Instagram is my social media of choice, but many of these people have accounts on other forms of social media as well. Here are a few of my favorite Instagram accounts and why I love them:

Anna Sweeney (@dietitiananna)

Kylie Mitchell (@immaeatthat)

The Joy of Eating (@rachelhartleyrd)

Haley Goodrich (@hgoodrichrd)

Christy Harrison (@chr1styharrison)

Robyn Nohling (@thereallife_rd)

----> All non-diet dietitians.

Jessica Merchant (@howsweeteats)

Spoon Fork Bacon (@spoonforkbacon)

Teighan Gerard (@halfbakedharvest)

Joy the Baker (@joythebaker)

----> 0% focus on restriction and 100% focus on enjoying great food (plus recipes!).

National Geographic Travel (@natgeotravel)

The Outbound Collective (@theoutbound)

Stephen Matera Photographer (@stephen_matera)

U.S. National Parks (@nationalparksus)

U.S. Department of the Interior (@usinterior)

Canadian National Parks (@nationalparkscanada)

----> Because looking at beautiful places/dreaming of future vacations is much more life-giving that comparing yourself to other people.

Revamping your social media feeds is a form of self-care. What are some things you love that you can use to replace negative messages on your feeds?

What Others Are Saying

Josie Werts
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Josie Werts
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"My experience working with Sydney at Rethink Nutrition was wonderful! She helped me see that consistency and balance are an important part in being healthy, and she taught me how to work towards food freedom. It was easy to be honest about challenges, and I was always met with patience and new solutions to try. There were so many days I wanted to give up on recovery, but her encouragement and advice helped me keep going. If you're struggling but hesitant to see a dietitian, I would suggest Rethink because you deserve the care and support to get better. Sydney is truly amazing at what she does. She's my hero!"

Drew Davis
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Drew Davis
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"I rarely leave reviews for anything online, but I have to say that Anna Binder and the team at Rethink Nutrition genuinely changed my life. After suffering from IBS and acid reflux for years, it only took a few months with Anna's treatment for me to be almost completely symptom free. I have so much more knowledge and control over my health now than I ever thought possible - not to mention that I can eat without hardly any restrictions or concerns anymore. Could not recommend enough!"

Dunia Harmison
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Dunia Harmison
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"In just over a week of working with Anna, I feel great! I no longer feel the need to lay down during the day, my face is clearing up, and I'm no longer feeling bloated by foods that I eat. If I'm feeling this good already, I'm excited to see how much better it gets in the coming weeks."

* Results can very. Testimonials are the result of clients committed to changing their health.
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