Obsessed with posting pictures of food? You could have an eating disorder.
Although seemingly innocent, pictures of food frequently appearing on someone’s social media feed may be a sign of mental illness, specifically, eating disorders. Instagramming meals is a popular trend, and while there’s nothing wrong with appreciating a good meal, obsessing over it is a growing problem. This bad habit becomes apparent when an individual’s social media photos focus solely on their food and completely disregard the surrounding environment and the company involved. A few years ago, the famous Dr. Oz suggested a connection between “food porn” and weight gain, but more recent research has pointed to the exact opposite: people who have neurotic tendencies and need to obtain the best shot of their food and show it off to others could actually have a predisposition for eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia. However, there is not a great deal of evidence to support this, and studies are still being conducted to determine whether or not there is a connection between the two.