The Verge: How the F-Factor diet became the center of an Instagram influencer feud

The Verge: How the F-Factor diet became the center of an Instagram influencer feud. “Before April 2020, Tanya Zuckerbrot seemed to have it all. A wealthy Instagram influencer, she had a $22 million duplex on Park Avenue, a handsome-ish husband who worked in real estate, and three healthy kids. She is also a registered dietitian and the owner of a weight-loss empire called ‘The F-Factor Diet’ (the ‘F’ stands for fiber). That empire came under fire when another Instagram influencer, Emily Gellis Lande, started posting screenshots from anonymous users who said they’d had bad experiences on the diet.”

NYT: Why Dieters Flock to Instagram

The New York Times: Why dieters flock to Instagram. “Last year, Bonnie Spring, a professor in preventive medicine at the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, published one of the few existing studies on why people turn to digital communities for weight loss. The report, called ‘”Friending” Your Way Thin,’ analyzed data from CalorieKing.com, an online weight-loss community. The study used nearly a year of anonymous data from 27,382 Calorie King users, including their age, height and weight, gender and activities like weigh-ins, friend requests and online communication.”