The Reality Of Social Media… And How It May Be Affecting You!

The Reality

One of my biggest passions in life is helping people get in tune with their bodies, be 100% okay with who they are, and love themselves fully so they can radiate with confidence daily.

Luckily, my career lets me do this on a daily basis. I work with people, mainly women, around the globe on a daily basis to help them reconnect with their inner self and start loving the person they were always meant to be.

Of course I help my girls with more health issues than just “rediscovering themselves” such as mental health struggles, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and so much more, but I see one reoccurring theme with many of my clients and it has to do with today’s topic – social media.

On a weekly basis I am approached by at least one female who is: A) confused about what she should eat and B) suffering from health issues due to under eating, which is why I was prompted to post these pictures on Instagram earlier this week (if you’re not following me on Instagram yet, you can follow me here!)

First, I posted this picture to Instagram:

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1 egg on top of a bed of cauliflower rice and 3 pieces of roasted acorn squash, an absolutely beautiful picture in my opinion.

Then I posted this picture a few seconds after:

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3 eggs on top of a bed of cauliflower rice and 3 pieces of acorn squash, which is still a pretty picture, but definitely not as “pleasing to the eye” as the first picture was. In my opinion, the first picture is much more “eye-catching” as there is less going on and a little less cluttered.

The point of me posting these two, very similar pictures back to back was to prove a point and explain to you that what you see on Instagram, or any social media platform, isn’t always reality. 

For an example, I could have only posted the first picture with the single egg, called it my breakfast, and went on my merry way; however, by doing that I would have led you and all of my followers to believe that I eat 1 egg for breakfast and that it is ok to call 1 egg and some veggies a “meal”. It is not. That is merely a snack.

I wanted to show you the reality despite posting a picture that may not get as many “likes” on Instagram.

The reality is that I do not eat 1 egg for breakfast nor could I without eating another huge meal soon after. The reality is that I eat at least 3 eggs at a single meal along with other things such as cauliflower rice and acorn squash in this case. The reality is that I ate more than triple the amount of acorn squash that you see in the pictures above along with some sweet potatoes that just came out of the oven and were warm, gooey, and irresistible. The reality is that Instagram does not show you everything or exactly what the person who is posting the picture is actually eating and that leads to a lot of confusion and, potentially, health issues. Yes, a single picture can lead someone down a road of some serious health issues. I know this because I work with those people.

There are far too many people out there, women especially, who are under eating because of what they see others eating based on their social media accounts and I want to put an end to it. If you’re going to take one thing away from this article, I want you to understand that everything you see on someone’s social media account is most likely not reality and therefore does not/should not be your reality.

Just because someone leads you to believe that their breakfast consists of 1 fried egg with sautéed greens does not mean that has to be your breakfast. I want you to tap into your inner self, listen, acknowledge, and begin to understand what you need. Your inner guide is far more knowledgable about you than anyone else out there, but you just have to take the time to listen and trust. 

Listening and trusting your inner guide isn’t easy, especially if you’ve been ignoring her for quite some time. This is where I come in. If you feel lost, confused, or like you need a little help – I’m here for you. Feel free to contact me, so you and I can begin your discovery journey together.

 

 

 

1 comment on “The Reality Of Social Media… And How It May Be Affecting You!

  1. Meg. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This could not have come at a better time. I am so guilty of this. It was so reassuring to me to know that what you photograph isn’t all that you eat. Why? Because I look at pics like this and think? I couldn’t eat JUST that and be satisfied. But then I feel guilty–do I overeat? Is there something wrong with me that I need more than that to satisfy me? When I witness family and friends eating processed food and me eating as real food as possible I need to realize that it takes more real food to nourish than it does processed food. I am so happy I know you and am working with you.

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