Has Instagram Changed the Way we Eat?

Normalcy is Overrated

“Don’t touch the food! I’m taking a picture!”

Has Instagram changed the way we eat? Well, of course it has. I don’t remember taking 15 pictures of the dessert I ordered, from every angle imaginable before IG. But in the digital age, we’re all foodies trying to showcase our lifestyles, especially what we consume.

Foodie used to be a label reserved exclusively for hipsters who were mocked for being too snobby, too picky and way too obsessed with what’s on their plate. But somewhere along the line we all became foodies and it became a social norm to take a photo of food, right before you dig in.

There are over 180 million pictures on Instagram tagged #Food and millions more under tags like #foodporn and #Foodphotography. If you check your Instagram when you’re hungry (or worse, if you’re fasting) you’re going to be bombarded with tempting pictures of food which will…

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