Monday, 19 August 2013

Using Pinterest For A Healthy Lifestyle (And the best health & fitness boards to follow)

Using Pinterest For A Healthy Lifestyle 

(And the best health & fitness boards to follow)

I'm a Pinterest addict. People say it's just for brides and stay-at-home mums, well I scoff at that. I use it for design inspiration, planning my future home and of course, for healthy eating. I meal plan like crazy, it's the only way to be healthy every day. You need to know what you've got planned for lunch, otherwise you might just grab the not-so-healthy but super convenient fast food. 

I follow "Pinners" who post healthy recipes and fitness tips and during the week, I collect them on my own "Healthy Recipes" board which I then refer to when I'm meal planning on the weekend. I've tried so many different healthy recipes because of Pinterest and so many of them are delicious and eye-opening. 


So I have compiled a list of which Pinners I follow for healthy eating recipes and advice and now I'm going to share it with you!

1. My Plate http://pinterest.com/MyPlateRecipes/

My Plate is an American government-organised website whose aim is to educate the population about nutrition. 

"MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, select a food group below."


I mainly love them because they organise EVERYTHING. There's fruit boards, there's protein boards, there's breakfast boards and even a desserts board. And they constantly remind you of their plate logo which shows what a balanced diet looks like. 

2. Popsugar Fitness http://pinterest.com/POPSUGARFitness/


Popsugar use their Pinterest to post fitness inspiration, workout videos as well as healthy recipes. One of their workout videos has gone absolutely viral over Pinterest, and it's a good one! They also post fitness challenges and have plenty of inspiration to keep you motivated for good!

3. Undressed Skeleton http://pinterest.com/taralynnmcnitt/


What I love about Taralynn McNitt is that her Pinterest boards are fun. She doesn't have a "brand" Pinterest, she uses it for herself too. She repins recipes from her blog on Tumblr which are always brightly labelled. And I swear, does she have a knack for salads. Never again will you see a boring salad on her boards. 


4. SkinnyTaste http://pinterest.com/skinnytaste/



With over 50 boards of delicious, healthy recipes, Skinny Taste is one of my all time favourites. They reinvent classic dishes to make them lighter and have healthy recipes for EVERY occasion. They're so well organised ensuring yummy, healthy recipes are simple to find. 

5. Whole Foods http://pinterest.com/wholefoods/


Whole Foods is a grocery store in America that encourages healthy eating, thoughtful shopping, caring about the environment as well as local communities. And they post delicious recipes (I've tried their brown rice risotto and loved it SO much). But they don't take themselves too seriously, they also post a lot of fun things with inspirational names for their boards like "You're beautiful", "Mum rocks!" and "#Healthyeah!". The photography of their own images is also beautiful, which works well for a site all about collecting images!

6. Chobani http://pinterest.com/chobani/


Chances are, if you're reading this blog, you know how much I love Chobani. So of course I follow them on Pinterest, where they post healthy recipes that use Chobani and showcase their fans recipes! All mixed in with a bit of humour too. 


7. Best Health Magazine http://pinterest.com/besthealthmag/



Best Health Magazine are great for recipes, diets, as well as information about nutrition, fitness and wellbeing. They also post workouts and inspiration. 

8. Eating Well Magazine http://pinterest.com/eatingwell/



Eating Well Magazine post healthy recipes of every kind including lighter cheat meals and My Plate recipes. Their boards are well organised and the recipes all look mouth-watering thanks to the excellent photography. 

9. Shape Magazine http://pinterest.com/shapemagazine/



Shape Magazine pins workouts, recipes, inspiration as well as information on health and fitness. They also have fashion and beauty boards as well as a "Hot fitness guys" board, just to keep the ladies entertained while looking around for healthy recipes!

10. Easy Lunchboxes http://pinterest.com/easylunchboxes/





Last but not least we have Easy Lunchboxes. Where would Pinterest be without Bento inspiration?? Easy Lunchboxes post a lot of recipes geared towards kids, but hey, sometimes I want fruit that has a love heart scored into it. Good looking lunches aways make you feel better after a long morning and this is THE place for lunchbox inspiration. 


So there you have it, 10 health and fitness Pinners you can find on Pinterest. Replace all the images if sinful sweets with images of luscious, nutritious food!
You can also follow my own Pinterests:

Some other Pinners you may like to follow:

The Biggest Loser Au- http://pinterest.com/biggestloserau/



What Pinners do you guys follow? 



-Grace

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