How Your Instagram Obsession Can Help You Lose Weight

Yes, we know. Instagram makes us more likely to snap our lives and spend hours with our heads buried in our phones. But, it’s also responsible for something else. It’s changing the eating habits of a generation.

We’ve been warned about the dangers of sugar. Told to be healthier, showed the studies and the facts. But we’re the generation who grew up with so much stimulation. Sugary sweets that we didn’t know the downsides of, and overstimulating games that are coming back into fashion (Pokemon Go!).

After countless initiatives to help us make better choices, it turns out the answer was right under our noses all along.

According to a new study, people change their eating habits because of the repeated messages via social media. Honestly, I’m getting healthy after finding my personal trainer on Instagram and looking at healthy meals in my work breaks. It showed me that health and fitness can be accessible. It’s not exclusive or hard. Nobody’s got time to prepare food for more than 30 minutes – and Instagram has taught me that healthy food can be easier than take away!

It’s amazing that we’re all making better choices! The research has yet to be published but the findings point towards new ways to promote healthier eating, because if we think our peers are all doing it, we’re way more likely to do so. So here are a few of my favorite healthy-motivation Instagram accounts, stalk them at your own pleasure. It’ll only make you healthier:


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A photo posted by I Quit Sugar (@iquitsugar) on



Do you use Instagram to get healthy? Share your favorite health-inspo Instagram accounts in the comments below…

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Beth Macdonald

Managing Editor

I'm the Managing Editor of CGD. I'm a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy and have published a short story. I specialize in copywriting, digital marketing, and research.