It might make you spend more money
New research suggests that heavy social media use might be correlated to lower self-control, which marketing experts believe could lead to higher spending. “Ultimately, the way you counteract this is by raising your self-awareness,” Columbia University Professor Keith Wilcox told TODAY. “It’s not about don’t spend time on Facebook, but just be aware of what it might be doing to you.” Learn exactly what can happen when you quit social media all together.
It alters your appetite
According to Women’s Health, “food porn” photos can activate the brain’s reward center and compel viewers to overeat; one study suggests that even looking at food images after a meal can trigger hunger. Posting a pic of your avocado-toast brunch might not seem terrible, but these are the photos you should never, ever post to any social media account.