I recently found myself being a little fed up with social media. Scrolling through Instagram left me feeling drained instead of uplifted or inspired. I knew it was time to give my Insta feed a healthy makeover and rid it of any accounts that made me feel bad about myself.
Luckily, there are a few people out there who use their voice to uplift others and spread positivity. And I don’t mean in an exclusive kind of way. Because this also is a thing.
Ever talked to a vegan and felt bad about yourself because you love cheese and the occasional meat? Exactly! Some people that probably mean good at the core, get so narrow-minded (sometimes borderline fanatic) about it that they start to condemn everyone who thinks differently.
A true teacher/influencer/leader talks about a topic by also accepting and taking into account other opinions and lifestyles. It’s never healthy to be too far on one side, always stay in the middle (Buddha already taught that).
And remember, only follow accounts that post about what interests you.
Alright, without further ado, find below my favorite Instagram accounts that are worth following if you just want to feel good about yourself:
Luckily, she is a big one! And one of the only popular fitness trainers I know who openly talks about her own body struggle and the pressure to look a certain way in the fitness industry. Her content is always funny and relatable. No wonder that she is loved by so many people.
This one is also a biggie. I think I first heard of her on a podcast episode. She started the @i_weigh movement which I absolutely love. She focuses on spreading the message that everyone is worth more than the number on the scale and provides a platform for that.
I recently discovered her through the @thekelseyshow on youtube where she was addressing unhealthy behaviors in the fitness industry. She is determined to get rid of labeling such as ‘cheat days’ and instead focuses on restoring the female self-worth.
These two girls give fitness and healthy eating tips while not advertising any unhealthy body images. They debunk myths about diets. Their line says it all: You can’t hate yourself healthy!
Jessica Sepel went through the typical body dysmorphia crisis so many women deal with. Even though she had always been beautiful, she couldn’t see it herself and went into an exercise and clean eating craze. Now she develops healthy recipes and promotes the Un-Diet Method.
I actually mostly adore her for the cute yoga/pilates flows with her kids. Truly adorable how much love she gives her kids while still taking care of herself and being an amazing role model.
Lee Hersh has also gone through a period of exercise and anorexia addiction. Now she uses her blog to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle without regret.
I know this cutie from the Tone It Up community. She won one of their challenges and used her new gained following to show the real, raw and sometimes messy site of human life while still promoting a healthy balance.
I love how openly these two power women talk about being bigger in a world of fat shaming and create a space where everyone feels valued, no matter the size, color or gender. And that health doesn’t necessarily have anything do with size.
There you have it, my favorite inspirational Insta accounts that will give your Insta feed a healthy makeover. I bet there are many more out there and I’m always looking to make my feed more positive and inclusive.
So, write away, sista, and let me know whom I missed in the comments below!