SOCIAL MEDIA | WHAT YOU SEE ISN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET ✨This weekend after my presentation at Veg Fest I was talking to a wonderful follower and client. They commented that the bowls I usually use on social media look small, and should they be eating out of a bowl that size for optimal health, too? This put into perspective something I’ve been thinking about for a while- on social media, what you see isn’t always what you get.
I try my absolute best to share my authentic self with you all on here. I’ve never posted a photo of something I haven’t genuinely eaten (usually about 3 seconds after taking the photo), and I try to keep it as real as possible by sharing foods that are nourishing for both our bodies and minds (despite being berated for sharing too much ‘vegan junk food’, comment below if you remember that 😂). But the reality is that there’s no possible way for anyone to understand or follow what a typical day, week, or year of eating looks like for me. And to be honest, there’s absolutely no reason to. The types of foods and amount of foods I eat change so drastically with my energy levels, activity level (because I genuinely feel hungrier when I’m more active, not because I’ve ‘earned more’ food), how much I’ve slept, what I ate yesterday or the day before, what I have at my apartment, what restaurants I’m meeting friends at, how much time I have to make dinner, and what my partner wants to eat, too 🤷♀️There is no typical day. In this photo I ate two of these delicious BBQ tempeh sandwiches and enjoyed every single bite. I paused after the first one and realized I was still hungry, even though I’m usually (but not always) satisfied after one. After I’m done taking pictures in my typical white bowl, I usually (but not always) dump out my food into a bigger bowl so I can add more food. But you would never know this if I didn’t tell you. The point is that everything we see on social media should be taken with a grain of salt. I’ll continue to share recipes and food I’m loving, but no, you definitely should not be blindly following what I or anyone else on Instagram. If you struggle with this, feel free to reach out 💛