"I think social media separates you from yourself. You look at other people’s lives, friends, hobbies, and food. It takes you away from who you are, and who you want to be."
It's such a comparison trap. Like you, I noticed how I felt when I was looking at fitness influencers and healthy living bloggers constantly versus when I gave myself time away from it. I'm so much happier without it! Social media makes us do crazy things, like throw away chocolate.
Speaking as someone with quite a bit of experience on the muscle definition front, all of those low-calorie, low-carb diets and sugar detoxes promoted online are not only unnecessary, they actively keep you from a healthy and fit body because you're so damn tired, hungry, and binge prone. It's unsustainable over long stretches of time, and it’s what you do over long stretches of time that matters most - consistency. Definitely not perfection, or clean eating, or some 30-day scheme. If you think about it, those only promote long stretches of INconsistency, where you're struggling, failing, feeling guilty, starting over, giving up. The whole mindset is toxic. But if you happily go about your business, eating satisfying meals, feeling good, and being active, that's doable for the long haul and it shows.