In social media there seems to be a new fad every other week. In recent months, however, foodstagrams have been an up-and-coming trend that seems to last longer than the contemporary propensities that came before them. This continuing popularity of foodstagrams (especially at LFHS) is due to the health and fitness platform for athletes. In LFHS, we have two high-performing Division I signees, Cat Nicholson and Brett Chody, who run successful food accounts. These athletes guide you through their healthy eats on a daily basis.
Cat Nicholson’s foodstagram account features gluten-free, protein-packed meals and snacks that serve as good pre and post-game or workout foods. Nicholson has been living a gluten-free lifestyle for years due to Celiac disease, and offers others alternatives “to make sure [her followers] get the right amount of food and nutrients in a day.”
Nicholson’s account also embodies fitness and health for the body and mind, promoting a “holistic lifestyle.” She hopes to provide her followers with, in her own words, “healthy recipes/ alternatives to non-gf meals,” according to her foodstagram bio. Some photos that are not food feature yoga, plants, and aesthetic environments to maintain a healthy, stress-free homeostasis.
She captions her posts with advice such as, “bought some new plants today–putting plants in your environment may lower your stress levels, reduce dust, airborne toxins and calm your mind.” SHe updates followers on the ways she is staying healthy. Chody’s bio explains that it features “real food, clean eats, wellness, running, and balance smoothie, turmeric, pb, & kombucha,” and is only featuring her favorites and the recipes used. She posts colorful platters of health foods that are as nutritious as they are tasty. To stay updated on these athletes follow their accounts @defeatwheat and @brettsbites.