The biggest factor in your healthy eating success is learning from people that you can connect with. It doesn’t matter if these are people who live down the street from you or people the live across the world from you. All that matters is that they share your healthy eating interests and they have something positive to bring to your journey.
You might find one teacher, or many teachers, it all depends on what resonates with you. Remember, your journey is unique to you, and you need to follow the path that works for you. It doesn’t matter if someone is the most popular person or the person who is the most talked about on social media. If you don’t feel like you connect with them, you may need to keep looking.
A great place to start is looking through Amazon books.
Looking through Amazon books will not just give you great ideas on recipes, it will also give you a chance to read what others are saying about the author. Sometimes the book looks beautiful, but a quick look at the reviews tells you that you will be searching for hard to find ingredients or that the author is giving questionable advice.
Once you find an author you like, take their name and book title to the almighty Google. Chances are they have a blog where you can learn more about them and make a better connection with them. And usually you will be able to get a free gift and join their mailing list, just as a thank you for stopping by. This is an easy way to see if you can relate to them before you spend money on a book. One of the best things about a blog though is the ability to be part of a community. Because blogs are usually linked to podcasts and social media accounts, you have the chance to not only connect with the blog owner, but also learn from and connect with others in that same community.
Social Media Is a Great Place for Free Recipes
Have you ever been on Facebook and seen recipes that friends put on their timeline so they don’t forget to make them later? You might not have thought much about it, but what if those recipes were all geared towards the type of healthy lifestyle that you are trying to achieve?
When you become part of an online group that is dedicated to a certain lifestyle, you get a lot of benefits. And one of the biggest benefits is the recipes. Many times the owner of the group will share their own recipes as a way of keeping everyone connected and excited about what they are doing, and this is a great way for you to try recipes and get a feel for the types of food that you like best.
You also get comments, lots and lots of comments, from people who are on the same path that you are. Some of them might want be brand new to eating healthy, others might be old pros at it. This gives you a good mix of people to connect with, and many of them will share their tips, frustrations, and details about their lifestyle openly.
While people share recipes and get chatty on Facebook, when it comes to finding recipes quickly, Instagram is the place to be. This will give you even more connections to other healthy eaters. Once you find a healthy eating community you want to learn more about, follow the person leading that community on Instagram. If they are smart they are posting their recipe pictures on there, giving you an idea of whether or not it might appeal to your tastebuds. But there is something even better happening here, whenever someone comments on an instagram post, you can then go to their account to see what they are up to. Many times, you will be able to find pictures of recipes they have tried, recommendations on books they are reading, and even other healthy eating mentors that they might be following.
Remember, Find Your Authors, Get Hooked in on Social Media, and Connect With Your Mentors
So let’s put this together. You go to Amazon, and look at the previews of the books that interest you. But instead of buying the book, you then take the titles of your favorite books and the authors names and put them into Google.
From there you find the authors blog (don’t look for their social media accounts just yet, or you might miss out on a lot of free blog goodies). Once you are on the blog, sign up for their free email. This usually gives you a free gift but this also helps the blog owner to contact you when they release new blog posts, podcasts, products, etc.
Now look at the social media, (usually this can be found on the blog site), and follow them there. While all social media is good, Facebook and Instagram seem to be the places where people are the most chatty and share the most recipes.
Then repeat the process to get hooked into even more healthy communities that interest you.