Like many, you may have embarked on a quest for a healthier, fitter, slimmer and just generally better you for 2017. Still you, but just a little sexier than 2016. Let’s face it… takeaways and duvet days are so last year anyway.
One step on your #newyou quest might well be to follow a bunch of Instagrammers and Youtubers in hope of saturating yourself in motivation every time you pick up your iPhone. But who do you follow? What’s the first hashtag you try to find the perfect healthy lifestyle inspo?
Let me share with you my favourite British Bloggers, Vloggers and Instagrammers who help to keep me on the healthy straight and narrow:
- Zanna Van Dijk
I stumbled across Zanna’s instagram last summer and have followed her on every social media platform since, and also bought her book, ‘Strong’. She actively uses Snapchat, Instagram and Youtube, and also blogs very frequently. She is my favourite to follow because she doesn’t condone any crap. It’s usually pretty difficult to tell if the products being described as ‘amazing’ by your favourite Instagrammer are genuinly loved by them, or whether they are just being paid to say so. This is where Zanna stands out; she will candidly tell you what she has been offered to promote something, and doesn’t stand for any brands that endorse meal replacement shakes or weight loss teas (all a load of bull, by the way…). Catching up with her on social media feels like you are hanging out with an old friend. Oh, and she’s just been made a Global Ambassador for Adidas. For workout videos, honest food diaries, and general hilarity, look here:
Instagram: @zannavandijk (business) or @zanzapan (personal)
Website and blog: www.zannavandijk.co.uk
Buy her book, ‘Strong’, here. (This book is an amazing starting place for both bodyweight exercises and lifting weights, getting active and understanding nutrition).
- Clean Eating Alice
There aren’t many who haven’t yet heard of Clean Eating Alice. A fizzy pocket-rocket of fitness advice and tutorials, Alice is a great go-to girl for workout and yummy meal ideas. She hosts a Facebook Live video session with Rhitrition (see below) covering all sorts of commonly asked fitness and nutrition questions every Sunday at 6pm on her Facebook page, usually Q & A style. For workout videos, recipe ideas, girly rants and inspiring, motivational talks, look here:
Buy her book, ‘The Body Bible’, here
Buy her book, ‘Eat Well Every Day’, here
- Rhiannon Lambert
Rhiannon Lambert is a Registered Associate Nutritionist specialising in Weight Management, Eating Disorders and Sports Nutrition. I found Rhiannon through Clean Eating Alice, and find the daily Snapchat advice really useful. There’s not a bad bone in her body, and it’s clear she is 100% committed to her industry. For daily snaps, on-the-go nutrition advice, recommendations and easily-digestible blogs, look here:
- Tally Rye
If you’re after great low-sugar food ideas, awesome breakfast posts, free live HIIT home workouts and just a really friendly face to ‘check in’ with every day, Tally is your girl. Her at-home bodyweight workouts are my favourite; they can be completed in less than 30 minutes and you don’t need any equipment at all. She is always active on Snapchat and posts some really interactive and watchable content on her Youtube. If good/wholesome food, free at-home workouts and motivation to get to the gym is what you’re after, look here:
And there you have it. I’d love to know who you follow, as I’m always looking to expand my content sources and learn from different people. So if there’s a must-follow fitness or nutrition social media persona that I’ve not listed above who you swear by, please get in touch!