You won’t regret bookmarking these.
We could all use some inspiration and motivation. And what better way than to follow a health blogger who’s bursting with bright ideas about new workouts, delicious and nutritious recipes, and expert advice on how to feel good inside and out, both mentally and physically.
“Following food and fitness blogs can be very motivating—if you follow the right ones. Sometimes all it takes is one post to motivate change within ourselves,” says Heather Mangieri, R.D.N., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The key is to follow blogs that promote positive messages, she says. Overall, their posts should make you feel good about yourself.
On the other hand, people who promote unrealistic images don’t belong on your feed. That’s especially true “if they are claiming you should look and feel like they do, even though they’re not dealing with your barriers,” says Mangieri. To cultivate the perfect blogs for you, look for health bloggers who lead a similar lifestyle as you, and also think about exactly what you’re looking to get out of the blog (healthy recipes, motivation, real life stories?), she suggests.
To help you get started, let’s talk about seven positive and inspirational health bloggers you may want to follow. (Editor’s note: Mangieri’s blog, Nutrition Checkup, where she shares recipes and tips for athletes on fueling their busy lifestyles, belongs on this list, too!) Whether you’re in an eating slump, feeling confused about which foods are “bad” or good for you, or you’re getting bored with your workout routine, make these girls your go-tos. And, if you need a little rah-rah spirit to remind you that you are amazing/dynamic/worthy of all the good things, they’re here for that, too.
Get ready to fall in love…
The Real Life RD
A registered dietitian and nurse practitioner, Robyn Nohling writes a blog with a dose of balance that every woman needs. Not only does she share her eats (and there are lots of cheese plates involved!), but she talks about how to care for your whole self—including what your period is trying to tell you, how to balance your hormones, and why meds might not be the answer for PMS. “I love her body-positive, anti-diet messaging,” says Mangieri. Check out The Real Life RD.
The Nutrition Twins
These registered dietitian and certified personal trainers are proud to say that they may eat a wholesome diet, but they don’t pass up a treat. “Their blog is focused on providing delicious and un-intimidating, wholesome, nourishing, antioxidant-packed plant-based recipes, as well as lightened-up comfort foods, easy-to-do at-home exercises and simple tips to stay on track—and get back on track after overindulging,” says Mangieri. Check out The Nutrition Twins.