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15 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Eating Disorder Recovery Inspiration


Although eating disorders can develop for various reasons, the media, which often encourages disordered eating and body dissatisfaction, certainly doesn’t help. In response, a wave of eating disorder warriors have been dismantling these negative and unhelpful media messages on Instagram, speaking out against dieting and unrealistic beauty standards in favor of body acceptance and healthy relationships with food, movement, health and our bodies.

Because surrounding ourselves with healing messages can be so helpful in recovery, we complied some of our favorite eating disorder recovery Instagram accounts. By choosing to fill our feeds with self-affirming, healing, body positive and anti-diet content, we can help change the conversation not only for ourselves, but for others struggling.

So hit the follow button on the next 15 Instagram accounts and fill your feed with recovery-worthy content:

1. Beating Eating Disorders

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Julie actually started on Instagram as part of the “fitstagram” community. Although fitness and fitness inspiration are beneficial for some, for others, it might not always send the right messages during hard recovery days. Julie is breaking down “fitspiration” and keeping it real using both her personal account and the account Embrace Your Real.

And if you’ve decided to follow these 15 Instagram accounts and are feeling really ambitious, try unfollowing 15 Instagram accounts that you know aren’t helpful to your eating disorder recovery. Small steps add up to great change, even if you can’t see it immediately. We believe in you.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, you can call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237.

Lead images via Marcel S. and Kelly K. Roberts Instagram Accounts