After publishing my first Instagram Story, I had a thought. Much of my “story” that day featured photos of food and coffee. (My kids had an unexpected early dismissal, can you blame me?) My story ended before dinnertime and so did my willpower.
Somehow, it has become the norm to photograph our food and share it on social media. But what if we chose to photograph each meal, snack, every glass of wine and all the times we carelessly tossed leftover food from our children’s plates into our mouths? Would we want to share these photos? Would we want people to comment?
If I took a moment before eating and paused to take a photo of my meal (whether or not I actually shared the image with anyone), would I rethink my food choices? What if I stopped counting every little calorie (and my resulting craziness that ensues) and focused instead on the visual presentation of the food before me? Would I lose weight?
I decided against bombarding everyone’s social media feeds with my photos. Could you imagine the subsequent unfollows and defriending that would occur?