Social Media has become one of the most crucial parts of our lives. We’ll all find ourselves guilty of randomly scrolling down the newsfeed. Be it Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you will hardly come across such a person who is not on these popular apps. It is believed that social media is an addiction, but this addiction somewhere turns out to be good if you’re trying to lose weight. If you are someone who cannot live with your smartphone, there are some habits you can follow that would help you to shed some extra pounds:
1. Do not follow the junk food and indulgent food pages
We come across delicious food pages on Instagram which feeds our satisfaction, but such a thing can jeopardize your weight loss plan. Scrolling through all the appetizing pictures on social media lures you into indulging in it. As per a study published in Brain and Cognition, seeing mouth-watering virtual food enhances your physical hunger. If you are trying to lose weight, unfollow these food pages right away.
2. Look for healthy tips on social media
Keeping oneself motivated is the toughest task while trying to lose weight, so look for things that keep you inspired. You can pin healthy tips on your social media handle. By focusing on it, you can stay motivated to follow your diet. Share recipes of health drinks, exercise tips and revisit your post when you are looking for something to keep you going.
3. Keep posting your workout pictures
You feel exalted when there comes a noticeable change in your body after losing a few kilos. Even if the progress is slow, post about it on social media. The support and compliments that you will receive in the form of comments from your friends and family are really constructive to keep on track. As per a study of Cornell University, simply spending time going through and editing your picture on social media can also help you enhance your self-esteem.
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