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Food photos; more than just annoying?


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Apparently posting photos of your food online is the latest indication of an eating disorder. The idea is that frequent postings of food photos is an indication of food playing an extensive role in your life. Interesting theory.

The people I know who are posting food photos are those whose work is related to food. That would include myself. While I appreciate that some people find the posting of food photos to be annoying (sorry guys… I’m not going to stop), I know that others enjoy seeing them and we can often be inspired by seeing each others meals.

Until I see some research to back-up these claims that posting food photos is related to unhealthy relationships with food I’m going to conclude that this must have been a slow news day as it seems to be a fairly inane article.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

2 thoughts on “Food photos; more than just annoying?

  1. As someone who studied eating disorders for years, I’m pretty sure that theory is a gross misinterpretation of the evidence. While it IS true that people with eating disorders tend to fixate on and hoard food-related paraphernalia (including photos of food, recipes, etc.) – it does NOT mean that everyone who takes food photos is at risk for an eating disorder. It’s an “all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares” problem… if that makes sense ;)


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