How is social media affecting your body image?

February 3, 2022

What if you are comparing yourself to something it’s not ever real?

Let’s stop for a moment to reflect on how social media is affecting your body image.

Have you ever paid attention to what’s in your social feed that might be making you feel uncomfortable, wrong, negative about yourself and your body?

You might be on the treadmill of seeking out perfection by looking at pictures on Instagram or a video on TikTok, showing unattainable images of skinny bodies. Maybe you think:

 “With all those people out there on social media taking care of their own body and looking so good, I must be the lazy one!”

You are drawn to believe that with all those people out there taking care of their own body and being so slim, you must be the one who’s just too lazy to do the job millions of people have the patience and perseverance to do.

Don’t fall into that trap.

And consider that social media, your feed in particualar, might be actually negatively affecting your body image. 

How  is social media is affecting your body image?

More than often the pictures on socials have gone through some serious photoshopping but still they’re presented to us as if the bodies they portray can be easily achieved though exercise, dieting or the latest product the model is trying to sell you.

If the model in the photo doesn’t even look like the model in the photo, how on earth can you expect to look that way? 

Would you give it a chance and be more mindful of what’s in your feed?


  1. DELETE at least 5 profiles that make you feel bad about yourself
  2. REPLACE them with 5 new profiles that spark some joy when you first see them.

Why not sharing the good stuff with us below?

I don’t know you, but I can always do with some good recommendations!

It’s time we support each other not to let social media negatively influence our body image.

Here, for example, are some great and inspiring profiles I’d recommend following on Instagram:





Always with kindness,

Dona 🌷

Written by Donatella Porceddu

I am a registered psychologist and life coach specialised in binge and emotional eating, body kindness, and mindful eating. I empower women to become the best version of themselves through my comprehensive approach, which combines personal coaching and psychology, leveraging my client’s strengths and building around their opportunities.

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If you have any questions, reach out to me today. I’ll be more than happy to connect with you and see how I can help.

Donatella Porceddu Psychologist & Eating Coach specialised in Binge Eating, Overeating, Emotional Eating, Food freedom, anti-diet approach. 1:1 support through my Make Peace with Food program.

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