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Dietitician Baraa El Sabbagh on the perils of social media
In a barrage of fitness and food posts, it can be difficult to not feel guilty about our own habits. Photo courtesy: Baraa El Sabbagh

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Dietitian Baraa El Sabbagh on Fitspo and the Perils of Social Media

Delving into the often misleading world of Instagram fitness.

How often have you felt guilt while scrolling through your social media and seeing #fitspo posts? Dietitian and trainer Baraa El Sabbagh believes the idea of fitness on Instagram can be deceptive.

Social media can often perpetuate negative body image and food shaming. So how do we learn to embrace ourselves, stretch marks and scars replete, and not give in to the social media health trends?

With an increase in the time spent on social media due to the pandemic, it’s easy to fall into the trap of self-shaming and feel guilty about our health habits based on what we see online. Baraa El Sabbagh shares her advice on how to adopt a healthier approach to social media.

 


Also read: Despite Policies, Content Around Eating Disorders Continues to Plague Social Media Platforms


 

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Dietitian Baraa El Sabbagh on Fitspo and the Perils of Social Media