EP 178 – The Power of Social Media Influence on Your Food Choices

Welcome to another exciting episode of “EAT THIS with Lianne.” Today, we’re diving into a topic that affects us all: the influence of social media on our food choices. As we scroll through our feeds, we’re bombarded with information, advice, and, sometimes, downright misinformation about what we should eat. But how much can we trust the voices behind those posts? What drives their recommendations, and what’s in it for them?

In a world where everyone with a smartphone can become an influencer, it’s crucial to discern reliable sources from self-proclaimed experts. Social media has become a powerful tool for shaping our dietary decisions, and in some cases, it’s as chaotic as a toddler’s first birthday cake smash.

As the digital age continues to dominate, traditional media is taking a hit, with advertising dollars shifting towards platforms like social media. It’s a complex landscape out there, and we’re here to navigate it with you.

Today, we’ll be joined by a special guest who’s making waves in the nutrition and wellness space. But before we introduce him, let’s address the elephant in the room: the rise of self-made experts. Whether it’s someone dubbing themselves a parenting guru or a nutrition pro without formal qualifications, there’s a blurry line between expertise and enthusiasm. In the world of nutrition, where should we draw the line?

Our guest today, Joey Roselli, also known as @Joey_Wellness, is a nutrition student and content creator. He’s been shedding light on the staggering amounts of sugar hidden in our daily foods, from sugary drinks like cola to beloved treats like Nutella. Joey’s eye-opening visuals of stacked sugar cubes have made waves on social media, sparking discussions about our eating habits.

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter.

What we discussed:

  • Are you anti-sugar, and do you believe in the concept of sugar addiction? We’ll also dive into the various names for “added sugar.”
  • In your extensive research, what are the top five worst foods you’ve come across? And don’t forget to share a few examples of unhealthy drinks.
  • On a more positive note, what discoveries on your journey have made you excited to share with your audience? And tell us about your favorite healthy snacks that are quick to prepare.

Now, here’s a question for you:

  • How much do you find yourself regurgitating what you discover on social media or hear on podcasts like this one?
  • Who are some of the influencers or experts you follow and trust in the nutrition space? Feel free to tag them @liannephillipson so we can all check them out.

We received a heartwarming story from one of our listeners, Marty, whose father, Albert, finds inspiration in our discussions about nutrition and health. It’s never too late to embrace a healthier lifestyle, and we’re thrilled to have played a part in Albert’s journey.

Before we wrap up, a quick reminder that next month, we’ll be hosting another Q&A session with Dr. B. If you have burning questions about health and nutrition, don’t hesitate to send them to liannephillipson.com, and we’ll make sure they get answered.

Thank you for joining us today, whether you’re a new listener or a loyal supporter of our podcast. Your commitment to your health is commendable. Don’t forget to subscribe, like, and share, and always remember to savor each mouthful one bite at a time.

In a world where influencers count out sugar cubes, social media continues to be a fascinating place for expanding these vital conversations.

As always, you can connect with Joey Wellness through his website and social media platforms:

  • Website: joeywellness.com
  • Instagram: @joey_wellness
  • TikTok: @joeywellness
  • YouTube: Joey Wellness
  • Joey’s Free Sugar Guide

Thank you for tuning in, and until next time, EAT THIS!

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