Instagram can be full of deceiving images once you start scrolling up and down your feed and see images of perfect bodies. One thing they don’t tell you when you create the account, however, is that it’s not your real life. Pictures can hide so many imperfections! That’s why people love social media in the first place.
Some users, however, love demystifying such trends. Australian nutritionist and coach Sophie Allen has decided to come forward and share the reality behind all those perfect poses we tend to see online. In this case, she posted snaps of three different angles of her booty to show the deceptive side of social media and you will love her idea.
The three photos were all taken at the same time and they were placed side by side. Sophie may love her booty, but she also loves being honest, which is quite rare in the virtual world nowadays.
Here are the three photos that should be a lesson to all of us who compare ourselves to others on Instagram. A different angle truly changes perception, both literally and metaphorically.
It’s so easy to get caught up scrolling through Instagram, comparing yourself and thinking you’ll never achieve your body composition goals 💔 comparison is the thief of joy, particularly when you might be comparing yourself to something that’s being enhanced by posing, angling and lighting. .. Here’s me, at the same time in the morning, standing 3 different ways 💁🏼♀️. You can see the first pic makes my booty look smaller, the middle just normal and the end a lot bigger 🍑🍑🍑 #goldilocks #onebootythreeway .. I used to hate my bum & its size, and now I’ve embraced it & I actively work to grow it. I work with what I’ve got, I pose in ways that accentuate parts of my body I love, but I encourage you to understand that it isn’t like this from every angle, all the time 🙌🏼💗 #keepingitreal
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Here is what the Sydneyan had to say about the photos:
“You can see the first pic makes my booty look smaller, the middle just normal and the end a lot bigger.”
She goes on: “I used to hate my bum & its size, and now I’ve embraced it & I actively work to grow it. I work with what I’ve got, I pose in ways that accentuate parts of my body I love, but I encourage you to understand that it isn’t like this from every angle, all the time.”
Add a few filters and stickers, and you can easily create the perfect photo. But is that the real you? Does it really matter?
What may look perfect on the screen of our smartphones might be disappointing in person. Not because that person doesn’t look attractive, but because not accepting oneself isn’t. Since Sophie shared her post, she has received tons of support and more than five thousand likes; if she managed to influence even half of those people, she has done a wonderful thing.
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