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The impact of social media on eating habits is complex. Indeed, various aspects should be taken into account, such as the amount of social media used by a person, the importance of social media for this person and his understanding of the difference between real life and real life.

Moreover, social media is used by many people who have different thoughts and ways of processing information.

Can social media influence your eating habits?

We now live in a world where social media has been one of the major revolutions. Almost everyone is on a social media platform. Nevertheless, everyone is entitled to have their own opinion on social media platforms and whether it can impact their fitness and diet.

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In a situation where someone is heavily influenced by another individual on social media, it could affect their eating habits.

For example, if your influencer is on a 1200 calorie diet (or rather shows it off on social media), you’ll want to do the same. Unfortunately, a 1,200 calorie diet may not be right for you at all. In fact, that’s too low for any adult.

However, since it is someone who influences you, you will be pushed to try the same thing, which would trigger eating disorders. There is evidence that eating disorders are proof that social media can affect your eating habits, but it varies from person to person.

Ideally, it’s important to understand that your body and your diet will not be like anyone else’s, regardless of your physical condition. Someone’s muscle maintenance calories may be 5,000, but you can’t have that many calories if you’re trying to lose weight.

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It is imperative to understand that social media can impact your eating habits or any other decision if you allow it.

How to use social media for diets and fitness?

It’s dangerous to try to replicate someone else’s diet, especially one you’ve seen on social media. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired or motivated by seeing someone else’s diet.

For example, you may be motivated by a recipe and try it out with ingredients that fit your calorie range, or you may be inspired by seeing someone on the keto diet and trying it yourself.

Plus, you can be part of various positive food communities and groups that can help you figure out which items are best for your health without imposing anything on you.

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Social media is a great way to get exposure for new foods, cuisines, and recipes. Your eating habits don’t need to change when you see these things, but you can change them from time to time to avoid monotony


We have seen how social media can affect our eating habits. However, it can also help us leave unhealthy habits behind if we follow the right people.

The right fitness or diet coach will never impose habits on you, but guide you with examples and experiences that can positively impact your life and fitness journey.

It is therefore imperative that you use social media to change your eating habits for the better.

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