A new food culture is breeding in Australia. Our daily lives are busy enough and yet we are distracted by #Foodporn. The tangled sensation of #foodporn is winning hearts (best known as a love emoji) and effecting our health. It’s the new norm and Australian’s are getting caught out when deciding what to eat.
Would you like a cup of the benefits of green tea with the that chocolate glazed donut? The Chinese have been drinking green tea since forever. You make the decision to call hearts or deliver a comment full of sweet surprises when you see the instagram food porn shots pop up and hit the tag #foodporn comes up with your feed. It’s the new way to not eat what you really want and it’s called food porn and its not what to eat but more to drool over the food images. Go beyond the norm and consider what you look at when you scroll down to see a splash of colour and see what is inspiring thousands to nail a perfect post of non-nutritious foods and then there is beetroot cake and watermelon cake which is an incredible way to pick nutritious healthy foods and then well it is addictive to post a picture on istagram.
“Food porn boomed” #foodporn
and these 17 people are mad with it its almost an obsession and its a booming business if you are a food blogger and why not with images of unhealthy food with the after effects never on the debate game in the media then why would our eating habits change?.
That is why Jules Snodgrass Lifestyle Expert says
It’s time for a ‘dessert change’ and focus is needed to live a healthier lifestyle.
Gone are the days of downing a box of crispy crèmes and believe me Jules has seen it happen.
You can have your cake and eat it
Often we make excuses or say its a treat, celebration or we can because … x, y and z. Well, no more tricky ways of convincing our inner selves that we deserve it. If we deserve it then we should not feel guilty after we eat it.
You can’t have your cake and eat it
Damn it’s hard to lose weight when everything looks so good. Some people see a picture and can’t get it out of their head that is why this type of marketing is getting bloggers paid big bucks. You’ve probably avoiding that and made friends with a few bloggers even on instagram. This is not bad or wrong in regards to our health … but could be a big mistake for Australian’s when deciding what to eat.
Know your food
If it looks good would you eat it? Just stop for a minute and think about what’s on your plate and on your instagram feed .
It may appear a little messy with chocolate coated sushi to sweet treats filling up our inboxes with delicious treats so gorgeous and too pretty to eat.
Is it a pattern to keep us at with our eating habits or a clever marketing tool. The power is for yourself to use wisely and eat with your mind not just your eyes.
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Pay attention to flavor
By focusing on eating wrong you will enjoy mindful eating. From eat this to eat that we give too much attention to the perfect foods. So, I say pay attention to the wrong foods that we obsess over and it may be a practice we actually need to be more mindful of what we eat as its all or nothing much like you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Either way you make up your own mind. Whilst all behind the scenes the movements to entice your taste buds are finger licking good its most certainly an act that some bloggers and health nuts are falling head over heels in love with looks with food that they would never really eat.
Silence the Sweets
So, why do we see the trend of dessert foods being posted with cute captions to make us feel good and all whilst no one is game enough to eat. There is a strong relationship between food and our body what we see and feel and what we do next.
Did you see that pic on gramo … wammy you got me in.
Hashtags like #bright pink, #strawberry milkshake #melted chocolate and #rainbow #sprinkles appears as a
generous topping on the side … mmm how would you like your’s?
Whilst we have the hashtag #iquitsugar its a strange world when celebrity fashion lifestyle bloggers meet healthy food nuts that everyone wants to cash in on the sugar tax. So what is the sugar tax? Just have a look at Sarah Wilson winning the war on sugar and I love that she is a keen healthy grammer pitching a positive food debate.
Personally its totally up to you, as there’s plenty of food to go around. If you’re eating wrong and want a better idea of what to expect start getting a vision of what you eat and what you want to eat with some nice feelings around food rather than #foodporn.