Social media has a much bigger impact on us then we realise. Scrolling through Facebook and Instagram being bombarded with images of bikini bodies, green smoothies and dietary commentary can trigger guilt, shame and insecurity.
When trying to build a healthier relationship with our body and food this can be very undermining!
Social Media can be full of positive, like-minded people to help make you feel better!
It may be time to look objectively at what you are scrolling thru – unfollow anyone who is making you feel bad about yourself and perhaps add some of the suggestions below.
I have put in websites you can have a look at and most (if not all) will have a Facebook, Instagram, twitter account you can choose to follow if you like what you see.
Another great way to find like-minded and inspirational pages to follow is that when you find a page you like who are they following and who is following them!
This is by no means and exhaustive list – please share other helpful organisations and people you find.
Body Image And HAES
Dr Deah Schwatz
Body Positive Australia
Centre Eating Disorders, Weight and Body Image
No Green Smoothies
A mighty Girl
Fat Yoga Australia
Dr Susan Albers
Exposing Nutritional Quackery
Body Image Movement
The Fat Nutritionist
Linda Bacon Haes
Dr Rick Kausman
The Nutrition Press
Health at Every Size
Rachel W Cole
The mindshift Foundation
Dare not to diet
Health, Not diets
Body Positive Health and Fitness
Sarai Walker –Dietland
Body Positive Panda
Underneath we are women
Dietitians Association of Australia:
Sports Nutrition Australia
Eating Disorders Victoria
The Butterfly Foundation
Something Fishy – Eating Disorders information Website
The Centre of Excellence in Eating Disorders (CEED)-Victoria
ANZAED: Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Australian National Coalition
Eating Disorders International:
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)- Canada
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland- Ireland
Eating Disorders Association (B-Eat)- United Kingdom (UK)
Eating Disorder Expert
Academy for Eating Disorders- United States
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
Eating Disorder Hope
National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders Inc.- USA
National Eating Disorders Association- USA